Manchester United have had a gratifyingly good end to the year. A team that has played true to form. With only three matches left to play during December Man United have followed a path we predicted. With Arsenal and Chelsea going down the pan, Man United are having a productive end of year performance. Alex Ferguson’s players have had a chance to rest after qualifying for the Champions League.
Man United have won 14 of their 17 Premier League games this season and are on a 5 game winning streak. Bookmakers have Man United priced to win, but, it is possible to squeeze some extra juice from the bookies by also backing both teams to score. Man U have won with the opposing team scoring at least once in 11 of the 14 games where they clenched victory in the Premier League.
Next Man United are off to Liberty Stadium to play Swansea City for the next premiership encounter, kick at 13.30. Here are some stats and predictions for the match.
Looking at Man United and Swansea City there is an obvious difference when it comes to league position. Man U are first in the premiership table and Swansea are tenth. Man United score an average of 2.3 goals per match whilst playing away. Swansea concede an average of 1.6 games when they play at home.
Swansea ended last week loosing away to Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 in the premiership.
Man United are likely to win this match. To increase the odds in this game betting for both teams to score looks like a good option. Both team to score bets have paid out in 11 of the 14 games Man Utd have won this season. What’s more 78% of both Man United’s and Swansea City’s games produce more than 2 goals. An over ‘2.5 goal’ prediction is probably in order.
How about a correct score prediction?
Swansea City 1 Man United 2
Man United score 2.3 goals on average when they play way. Swansea score an average of 1.8 goals. Man United are far from average so it’s fair to expect Swansea to achieve half the average. Swansea concede 1.8 goals at home on average. Man United are not greedy when they are ahead, so, expecting Man United to score 2 or 3 goals seems reasonable.