Premier League Preview for Swansea v Manchester City along with Predictions for the matches on week 36 of the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week. You can also check out the weekly EPL TV Schedule.
Manchester City will not be retaining their title, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have anything to play for. With next weekend’s FA Cup Final coming up this will be an excellent match to get themselves prepared. Swansea plays a relatively similar style to Wigan and this could be a great time to test themselves.
Swansea, meanwhile, have not won since beating Newcastle 1-0 in the match immediately following their Capital One Cup win. They seem to realize that they have qualified for the Europa League, won a trophy and are safe in the Premier League for another season. This looks to have led to complacency among the players.
I will say that this could be a good time for Swansea to turn up and play hard since City players could be more focused on the FA Cup Final looming in the next weekend. Joe Hart is a doubt for the match with a back injury, but I wouldn’t expect him to play anyway. Pantillimon has been Mancini’s go to keeper for the FA Cup and this is a great chance to start in the Premier League and prepare for the final.
My prediction is a narrow Manchester City win. If Swansea has a chance it is with City having their eyes on the FA Cup Final and not taking this game seriously enough.
Swansea (L, L, L, D, D, L) 1 – 2 Man City (L, W, W, W, L, W)
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