It’s the FA Cup weekend on the island and the biggest favorite for winning the trophy is traveling to Wales. Manchester City are going to Swansea ready to get themselves one step closer to winning the quadruple this season and write their name in the history of English football. The question is can the Swans mess up their plans? Probably not, but before you put all your money on Man City, make sure to read our Swansea vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips!
The Swans played in the Premier League last season and their wish was to get back to the top flight right away. But, they’ll probably have to wait for at least another season for that. The thing is that they’re currently in the bottom half of the Championship table, so the chances are slim they’re gonna get themselves a place in the promotion playoffs.
And the worst thing is that their form has been pretty poor lately. They lost 4 out of 5 previous games in the Championship. Maybe instead of trying to do well in the league, they should switch their focus on the cup?
Well, that would sound like a good idea, but Swansea were really unlucky in the FA Cup draw. They were drawn against the biggest favorite for winning the trophy. Manchester City is a team Swansea lost to so many times in the recent past. Last season, when they were in the Premier League, Manchester City beat them twice, once by 5:0 and once by 4:0.
Pep Guardiola’s team is currently the number 1 favorite to win the Champions League. They also have a really good chance to win the Premier League, where they’re currently at the very top of the table. And that’s not all – City also have a chance to win the League Cup this season, not to mention that they’re the biggest favorites for taking the FA Cup trophy.
Speaking of the FA Cup, only the two teams from Manchester are left in the competition out of all top 6 Premier League clubs. This means that their chance is really good. And they surely have the necessary motivation for that. Winning all of those trophies would make them get a part in English football history. Right now, they’re still thought of the ‘other club from Manchester’, but winning the quadruple would definitely change that.
Of course, even if they weren’t extremely motivated to win the FA Cup, they would still be huge favorites against Swansea. Even if Pep decided to play with his second-best XI, Man City would still be more likely to win. Actually, the main strength of this team is that they have a really long bench, with some really exquisite players sitting there. And this means that Pep can rotate the squad, picking only fresh and 100% fit players.
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- Martin Olsson (injury)
- Joe Rodon (injury)
- Leroy Fer (injury)
- Oliver McBurnie (doubtful)
Manchester City absentees:
- Benjamin Mendy (injury)
- Kevin De Bruyne (injury)
Mulder – James, Carter-Vickers, Roberts, van der Hoorn – Grimes, Fulton, Dyer, Byers – Celina, McKay
Ederson – Kompany, Otamendi, Walker, Danilo – Delph, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva – Sterling, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus
Swansea vs Manchester City Prediction
Man City will win this surely, but the bookies know that as well. That’s why the odds on the away victory are far from attractive. If you want to make nice money on the weekend, you will have to spice it up. Instead of betting on a regular Man City win, maybe you should focus on the handicap market. They should win big, so feel free to bet on AH -1.5 or even AH -2.5.
Swansea vs Manchester City Betting Tips
- Manchester City AH -2.5 @1.40 (bet365)