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Manchester City vs Swansea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Manchester City

Tip Reasoning

Manchester City reminded everyone just how well they can play on Wednesday as they decimated West Ham 4-0 at the London Stadium, but the problem is that these sort of victories have often been broken up by dismal defensive efforts and dropped points.

The win on Wednesday does make it four wins, one draw, and two defeats in their last seven outings in all competitions, but in the Premier League they have won just two of their last five games and at home only three of their last eight in the league have ended in victory.

Considering the hosts have scored in all of their home league games this season, it’s a pretty easy conclusion to make that the problem lies with their defence and goalkeeper. Claudio Bravo has proven to be a pretty shocking transfer in all honesty, and their defensive line up just doesn’t seem capable of playing the way Pep Guardiola demands. This means they have kept just two clean sheets at home all season, and just one in their last eight.

Swansea are mounting a bit of a resurgence at the moment and have managed to escape the relegation zone with two very impressive results in the last few weeks. They beat Southampton 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday, after a weekend off whilst the FA Cup was played, and prior to that they shockingly won 3-2 at Anfield.

They have now won three of their last five in all competitions, and have also won back to back away games in the Premier League for the first time in nearly two years. This has pushed them into 17th, but with just two points separating them from the drop zone they need to keep their form going.

Swansea’s defence has been the source of all their problems too. They haven’t kept a clean sheet on the road since their 1-0 win over Burnley right at the start of the season, but they have managed to find the net themselves in eight of their 11 trips away.

Considering the visitors improved performance all over the pitch they will definitely fancy their chances of grabbing a goal against Manchester City. However, they’re still struggling at the back and their chances of keeping City at bay for the entire game are very slim indeed. Odds of 19/20 for Both Teams to Score look incredibly good value, so I’m backing that alongside a 2-1 win for Manchester City at 8/1 for my correct score predictions.

For our goalscorer predictions the obvious choice would be Sergio Aguero, but only three of his 11 Premier League goals have come at The Etihad and odds of 8/13 don’t leave any value on the table. Raheem Sterling has been impressive recently though and has scored four of his five league goals on home soil this season, so odds of 5/4 for him to score anytime look good value.

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