The Betpal Football Bet of the Day comes from the Premier League encounter in Wales between Swansea and Manchester United. The Swans held Chelsea earlier in the campaign, can they dent the title challenge of the visitors?

Match: Swansea v Manchester United
Bet of the Day: Over 4.5 Goals
Best Odds: 4.33 with Bet365
Michu Swansea Football Bet of the DayKick Off: 13:30 23/12/2012 (GMT)

Goals look on the cards at the Liberty Stadium when Swansea host League leaders Manchester United, with the Over 2.5 market trading at a low of 1.5 in places. The scoring trends heading into this game suggest that the goal count could go even higher and there is a juicy price to reward those willing to take on the added risk for greater value. Swansea have only seen 5 goals or more once in their nine home games. They do however, boast a higher than average total goal count, at 3.33 per game (at the Liberty Stadium). Coupled with the traits of the visiting team, over 4.5 goals does not look as remote as the odds indicate. Manchester United have played nine away games, and five have finished with 5 goals or more. So five out of nine, or 55% ,of their road games see a glut of goals – yet Over 4.5 can be backed at 4.33. When United visited the other grounds with higher than average goal trends (Reading and Southampton) the games finished with seven and five goals respectively. The main concern to a high scoring game would be the return of Nemanja Vidic, but even so, the odds look too big for a goal-fest and in Michu and Robin van Persie the two leading marksmen in the League go head to head.

Football Bet of the Day

Back Over 4.5 goals at 4.33 with Bet365.