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Swansea vs Man Utd: Hernandez to settle tight encounter

| 19.11.2011

The first third of the season has shown that Swansea may not be the easiest place for a visiting team to win, but Manchester United can show their title mettle by shading a tight three points.

Swansea remain unbeaten on their own patch in the Premier League and have avoided defeat in their last 13 league games altogether at the Liberty Stadium.

The fact that no away player has scored a league goal at the ground this season shows the challenge awaiting Manchester United, with Danny Graham’s own goal against Bolton the only time Swansea have conceded in front of their own fans.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s team are the first of the truly big guns to head to Wales and the home supporters are almost certain to be extremely vocal throughout.

It is 11/2 that Swansea pick up one of the biggest victories in their history and 3/1 that they secure a more acceptable point.

However, as good as Swansea are at home, Manchester United are almost on par on their travels.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in six away games and will not need reminding that these are the fixtures that need to be won if they want to be crowned Premier League champions in May.

Manchester United’s odds are 1/2 to be Swansea and keep up the pressure on neighbours Manchester City at the top of the table.

The fact that Swansea hardly concede at home and Manchester United have scored just once in each of their last four games, makes a 1-0 away win a more than likely result.

A 1-0 Manchester United victory is available at 7/1 and this result is tailor-made for Javier Hernandez to score the only goal.

Hernandez is 3/1 to score the opener, with Ashley Young a possible alternative in this market at 7/1.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.