Premier League Preview for Manchester City v Swansea along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
Both Manchester City and Swansea City have midweek European matches and both will be glad they are at home. Manchester City takes on Vittoria Plzen in the Champions League Round 5 match while Swansea face Valencia.
Manchester City will certainly be feeling glad to have another match at home this weekend where they have won their last six home Premier League matches. In that time they have also scored 26 goals, which is nine more than Swansea has scored all season. They have also kept four clean sheets and scored three or more in five of those six. Against Tottenham last weekend they were dominant offensively. The 6-0 scoreline was somewhat flattering and was as much down to Spurs failures. In the match City played extremely well with 47% possession. They put in 15 shots with 10 of those on target as well as an 86% pass completion. Defensively they did work hard and allowed 13 shots with five saves and two blocked.
Swansea’s last match against Fulham was somewhat frustrating for them considering how much they dominated the match. They had 21 shots with five on target and nine shots getting blocked. With 63% possession and 87% pass success they only got two goals and gave up one, with one of their two coming from an own goal. Against Manchester City they may have a fair amount of possession, since City has been okay with conceding possession and scoring on the counter, but they will need to do much more with it if they want to get a result.
My prediction is for yet another Manchester City home win. Swansea will need to be able to shut down City’s attacking options and do a much better job offensively than they have done recently. Swansea has not done well in matches following a European game (L, L, W, W, L, D, D). Their two wins following a Europe League match were against West Brom away and Crystal Palace away.
Betting Odds: Man City win: 1.30-1.33; Draw: 5.30-5.72; Swansea win: 10.22-11.73
Form: Man City (W, W, L, W, L, W) Swansea (L, W, D, L, D, W)
Prediction: Manchester City 4 – 0 Swansea City
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