Garry Monk has done fantastically well in his first full season as manager of Swansea City. He made shrewd signings in Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jack Cork, both of whom have improved the Swansea midfield. Swansea are eighth in the league with two games remaining.
Another notable talking point is that Swansea will play the club that prised away star striker Wilfried Bony in January. While they were handsomely rewarded with a multimillion-pound deal, the timing was not right to replace Bony. Striker is a position in which the Swans have been lacking.
Man City obliterated QPR with a sobering 6-0 victory that also relegated the London club. A sense of force and aggression has been lacking from Man City of late, but it appears that the Citizens want to finish the season strongly. Anything less than a second place finish could see manager Manuel Pellegrini lose his job.
The players appear to be playing for their manager, who, let us not forget, was able to win the Premier League in his first season. However, his undoing has been the highly unsuccessful signings of Eliqauim Mangala and Fernando, neither of whom are at the standard needed by City.
Swansea are going to be in all kinds of difficulty when they face a resurgent Man City side that boasts the best attack in the league. On current form, Agüero needs the smallest sight on goal to score.
The Swans will only have a chance if midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Jack Cork can get at Man City and bully them. Of course, that will be challenge because midfielders Fernandinho and Fernando are both capable of playing physically.
Man City are now playing in a 4-2-3-1, which is how they should have played for the entire season. Playing with David Silva in a more advanced position is the reason why he has scored a personal-best 12 league goals this season.
Tip one: Man City @ 1.66
Tip two: Man City to win both halves @ 4.50