Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(43) 33 Goals 57 (91)
(28) 20 Assists 52 (71)
(6.5) 6.8 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.9)
27.1 Average Age 28.1
179.1 Average Height (cm) 182.4
(1.1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.6 (1.4)
(40%) 40% Aerial Duel Success 55% (54%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.8)
(1.5) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ferry Bodde Out N/A
Kemy Agustien Out 6.33
Nathan Dyer Out 6.75
Player Reason Status Rating
Pablo Zabaleta Out 7.09
Vincent Kompany Out 7.1
Micah Richards Doubtful 6.86

Team News

  • First choice goalkeeper Michel Vorm returns from injury to face the Premier League leaders at the Liberty Stadium.
  • Nathan Dyer misses out through, as he begins his 3 match suspension after being sent off at Wigan last week.
  • Bodde and Agustien remain absent through injury.
  • Roberto Mancini has injury doubts at right back. Pablo Zabaleta is definitely out with a thigh injury, while Micah Richards missed the Bolton game through injury but may be fit to return here.
  • Vincent Kompany misses out with a calf injury, so City will hope Richards can play, with Kolo Toure set to deputise.
  • Clichy and Kolarov are again both in contention to play at left back.
  • Balotelli could start up front again after scoring against Bolton. He was a constant threat in that game, and has one of the best minutes per goal rates in the Premier League this season, scoring every 82 minutes he plays.

Prediction

  • Swansea have been in somewhat inconsistent form over the last few games, having beaten West Brom and Wigan away from home, and losing to Sunderland, Norwich and Stoke in recent weeks. They began the season brilliantly at home, but have stuttered more on the own turf as the season has gone on. They have still, though, only lost twice in 13 home games all season.
  • Man City, meanwhile, at the top of the league with flawless home form, have slipped up away from home, losing 3 of their last 6 away games, all narrow losses by just a single goal margin. With the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Danny Graham proving their worth by weighing in with a few goals, City will have to be on guard for the trip to Wales.
  • City won the reverse fixture between these sides 4-0 at the Etihad. However, Swansea are a better team on home soil and City seem much more vulnerable when away from home. Furthermore, some of City's players could well be tired from the trip to Portugal in midweek for the Europa League tie. Swansea should thus give City a good game, but the league leaders might just edge it.
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Comments (6)

 
  • city to win 2-0 balotteli and toure

  • this is when title-winners are made, city have to win this game abnd keep the pressure on Man U to win

  • Swansea can hope that the manchester players are tired after midweek and that they lost some confidence in portugal

  • 3-0 city

  • need to get back to winning afteer Sporting

  • swansea are good at home, but city will want to go for the jugular

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