Over the last three seasons a reliable bet when Swansea have faced Manchester United is that both teams would score.
Backers of this bet would have pocketed profit in six of the seven meetings since the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season, alongside in all of the last three showdowns between this pair at the Liberty Stadium.
This bodes well for the Ladbrokes money-back special for this season’s clash in Wales, as all losing bets on match betting, correct score, half time/full time and first scorer markets will be refunded as free bets if both teams score.
However, there are two big reasons to believe that both teams not scoring is the bet to be on this time between two of the top flight’s six remaining unbeaten clubs heading into the fourth round of fixtures.
Not only have Man Utd collected seven points so far, they have done so without any real attacking fluidity. Instead, Louis van Gaal has relied on a well-drilled defence that is still to be breached.
Swansea’s rear guard has proved equally as difficult to rupture on home soil this season, limiting Newcastle to just a solitary shot from inside their penalty box in a 2-0 victory and then comfortably seeing off League Two York 3-0 in the second round of the Capital One Cup.
These respective defensive displays do little to indicate goals are on the menu at the Liberty.
What has also been noticeable is that both teams have failed to score in all three of the 4pm Super Sunday kick-offs so far this season.
Following Liverpool’s dire 1-0 win at Stoke, Manchester City have collected consecutive 3-0 and 2-0 victories over Chelsea and Everton respectively.
Selecting no in the both teams scoring market is available at 10/11, while under 2.5 goals in the match can be backed at 8/11.
Ladbrokes’ Sharp Shooter promotion is also being run on the encounter, meaning that if a successful first scorer bet breaks the deadlock in the opening 25 minutes at the Liberty, pay outs will be at double the odds on stakes up to £25.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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