Premier League: Manchester City v Swansea match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at The Etihad stadium

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Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from their Champions League disappointment when they face Swansea on Saturday. Roberto's Mancini's men lost 3-1 to Ajax on Wednesday and sit last in Group D and appear unlikely to progress with second-placed Real Madrid five points ahead of them.

City have won their past three Premier League games including a 3-0 defeat of Sunderland and a 2-1 win over Fulham and with Manchester United and Chelsea doing battle on Sunday, big-spending City will be eager to ensure they collect three points against 10th-placed Swansea.

City will be wary of Swansea’s star man Michu who has netted six league goals since joining the club from Rayo Vallecano.


KICK-OFF: Saturday, 5.30pm



Swansea 1 (Moore) Man City 0, Premier League, March 2012

Man City 4 (Dzeko, Aguero 2, Silva) Swansea 0, Premier League, August 2011

Swansea 0 Man City 2 (Parlane, Kinsley), Old Second Divison, April 1984



Manchester City have lost none of their last 33 Premier League home games (W30 D3 L0).

No team has prevented City from scoring in the Citizens’ last 35 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium.

Swansea have won just one and lost five of their last seven Premier League away games.



Sergio Aguero marked his City debut with two goals as Mancini's men dispatched Premier League new-boys Swansea 4-0 on the opening day of last season.



Man City to win: 1.20

Swansea to win: 11.50

Draw: 5.75


TV: Live on ESPN at 5.30pm and highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm