Manchester City vs Swansea City
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Manchester City may have failed to confirm the title against bitter city rivals falling 2-3 to Man Utd at Etihad, but they showed strength by beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 away at Wembley last time out. The new Premier League champions thus rebounded from disappointing Champions League defeats to Liverpool and the mentioned loss to the Red Devils.
They are to host Swansea City in what is going to be a festive atmosphere in the first match in front of the home crowd since clinching the silverware. It will also likely be a one-way street from the very first whistle as the gulf in quality between Man City and Swansea City is just massive. We would be shocked to see the Welsh outfit causing any troubles for the champions here, even though they are desperate for points in order to keep the distance from the drop zone.
Carlos Carvalhal’s men are in a good position at the moment. They are four points above Southampton who are below the line, and they also have a game in hand on the Saints. The Swansea have generally improved their displays significantly since the arrival of Carlos Carvalhal on the bench, but a tough schedule forced the streak of five straight league ties without a win for them ahead of this trip to Manchester.
Manchester City vs Swansea City: Head-to-head
The Swans have never been a tricky opposition to Manchester City.
The Citizens won 13 and drew 2 of 15 matches against Swansea City.
Furthermore, Manchester City won each of eight home outings against the Welsh outfit.
This term’s meeting saw a demolishing 0-4 victory for the Citizens at Liberty Stadium.
Manchester City vs Swansea City: Prediction
Sergio Aguero has ended the season meaning Gabriel Jesus is to make the starting lineup here. The Brazilian forward skipped most of the season due to injury, but he still managed to bag ten goals. Jesus was the one who broke the deadlock against the Spurs at Wembley and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick past Swansea City here. You can back the Brazilian striker to find the back of the net any time at 1.50.
The Swans struggled badly for goals in the most recent set of outings away from Liberty Stadium. They did not score more than two in last five league matches on the road. Given they are now up against the newly-crowned champions, we’ll back the Citizens to keep a clean sheet at the 1.50 odds.
Manchester City vs Swansea City: Bet Tips
Gabriel Jesus to score anytime @ 1.50
Manchester City to keep a clean sheet @ 1.50