A team that is in the relegation zone is the rival of Manchester City, leading the English Premier League in its 2017/2018 version, on Wednesday, December 13, in the complement of the seventeenth round of the Premier League. The blues will face Swansea. The game is scheduled for 17:45 (GMT) at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales.
Swansea’s recent performance
The Welshmen made a good result on the day of number 16. Also working from home, they defeated West Bromwich by 1-0. It was the first win after a fast of eight matches (seven losses and a draw).
They got 12 points (three wins, three draws and ten losses). They occupy the nineteenth (penultimate) position and follow the relegation zone. However, they reduced the gap to the first team outside the sticking zone by only one point. This is West Bromwich, who dropped to seventeenth with the defeat in Wales.
To try to get out of this situation by knocking out the only undefeated player in the tournament, coach Paul Clement has virtually all of his squad available on Wednesday. The only drawdown should be defender Kyle Bartley (two 2017/2018 English League games, no goal), who is in injury treatment.
The current form of Manchester City
City also had a remarkable victory the previous day. First for being in the Manchester derby. He defeated United 2-1 at the rivals’ stadium. In addition to the symbolism of defeating his greatest rival within his home, it served to further increase the gap in comparison to the reds in the English League title fight.
Pepe Guardiola’s team had 46 points (15 wins and a draw). Now they are 11 more than Manchester United, runner-up. Of breaking, the City still presents the best attack (48 goals, exact average of three by match) and the defense less leaked (11 tents).
Among its impressive numbers, the Manchester Blue club has a 100% advantage as a Premier League visitor. He won all eight away games with 20 goals scored and five conceded.
The good phase was completed even by the draw that defined the clashes of the last 16 of the Champions League. The City will have Basel ahead of Switzerland. There was no way to be better. At least in theory.
Anyway, everything seems to be headed for a successful season. This includes the low number of bruises. Only two athletes in the squad are in injury treatment: defenders Benjamin Mendy (four games in the 2017/2018 English League season, no goal) and John Stones (12 games, no goal).
This has allowed Guardiola to make modifications avoiding the excessive fatigue of his athletes at a crucial time. After all, while virtually all leagues slow down in the final weeks of December, the Premier League does the opposite: it increases the number of matches.
History of the bouts between Swansea and Manchester City
In 13 meetings with City, Swansea won only once in 2012. Manchester led the best in ten matches. The draws were two.
It is quite likely that the victory over United will bring some accommodation. One should not expect the same dedication and intensity in the contest from City athletes. However, the team, which has invested more than $ 1 billion in hiring in the European summer transfer window, has enough resources to dodge this situation. That’s why Manchester is the best guess. Has a prize of 1.20 in Rivalo. Draw pays 6.50 and Welsh victory pays 13.00 for 1.