Only one of these team’s managers is likely to enjoy this game. After losing 2-0 at Stoke City last weekend, the expectation is that Man City will rebound strongly in their next game. After all, the Citizens have been much better at home than when playing away.
In all likelihood, Man City are going to score goals. Their astonishing tally of 23 goals at home is far beyond any other team in the league. Also worth noting is that City have conceded 10 goals at home, but that should not be a worry here. Swansea have been downright anaemic in scoring just six goals in seven away games.
Man City are enduring a tough spell of injuries, but they still have Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, and David Silva at their disposal. So long as City have that attacking trio fit, they are going to be a danger for most teams, let alone the struggling Swansea. There is an outside chance that Sergio Agüero and captain Vincent Kompany will both be fit, which would be an immense boost for the Citizens.
Swansea City might be playing this game without a full-time manager. Garry Monk knows full well that club chairman Huw Jenkins expects top-half finishes and is not swayed by emotion in making his decisions. Let’s know forget that Jenkins sacked former Barcelona legend Michael Laudrup after a dip in form.
From a performance standpoint, Swansea are not scoring enough goals. Another cause for concern is that they were torn apart so easily by Leicester City in a 3-0 home defeat. The fact that their once impressive defence was so easily broken down will spell almost certain doom when they play at the Etihad
Tip one: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 with Betfair
Tip two: Man City and over 2.5 goals @ 1.72 with Betfair
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Swansea City are at breaking point after their embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Leicester – that is the type of loss that often costs a manager his job. Look for Man City to force even more misery on Swansea when they welcome them to the Etihad.