Pep Guardiola’s seemingly unstoppable Man City juggernaut rolls into a rumour-ravaged Swansea tomorrow afternoon (3pm).
Speculation was rife in Wales this morning that Swans manager Francesco Guidolin is headed for the exit door and our traders have moved him to the favourite’s position to ‘win’ the Premier League Sack Race – Mark Hughes of Stoke is just behind at .
The man on deck is supposedly Man United icon Ryan Giggs, who can be found at to take over. Giggs may be a legendary Red, but it’s the blue half of Manchester Swansea need to worry about on Saturday.
As mentioned, City’s momentum looks unbreakable at present. They’ve impressively won all nine of their games in league and cup since the start of the season.
Goals have also flowed under Guardiola, 27 of them in fact, an amazing average of three a game.
That record makes them huge favourites, and with City facing up to a Swansea defence that’s leaked 10 goals in seven contests, they really could take flight at the Liberty Stadium.
The Blues are currently one to beat the (-2.0) handicap. Looking at those stats it’s really hard not to see them covering that.
To make matters even worse for Swans fans they’ll have a returning, fired up Sergio Aguero to deal with.
After being receiving a three-match Premier League ban for elbowing West Ham’s Winston Reid, Aguero let poor Borussia Monchengladbach feel his wrath in the Champions League netting a hat-trick in the process.
He’s now available to his manager again and looks a snip for him to net first on Saturday.
Another punt well worth a scout is Kevin de Bruyne to net anytime at , he is, after all, probably the best player in the league at the moment.
Swansea have been misfiring up front, so if you are seeking potential scorers from them you have to move back the field.
Leroy Fer their top scorer for the season is at or Gylfi Sigurosson, who netting late against City last night in the EFL Cup, can be found at .
The one thing City’s impressive goals per game ratio has glossed over is they’ve been prone to conceded the odd goal at the back.
Of the five Premier League games they’ve played this season, four of those have seen Man City let one in at the other end and that’s with United being the only opponent of similar quality to them – strugglers Sunderland, Stoke and West Ham being the others to score against them.
Chopping and changing central defenders as well as, in particular, goalkeepers hasn’t helped in that regard. So the news that talisman Vincent Kompany has picked up another injury will be most unwelcome to Pep.
It’s a habit Guardiola will be desperate for his men to shake, but it also opens our eyes to the cheeky punt on City to win with both teams scoring.
Still, you would expect City to dine out on these Swans and if they do, the knives will surely be out for Guidolin.
Enter Giggsy perhaps?