Swansea may be 4/1 underdogs for victory when they entertain Manchester City but it’s hard to fathom quite why given their record against the current top four.
The Citizens are 18/25 for victory at the Liberty Stadium, while the bwin odds gurus have priced up the draw at 29/10.
Such an assessment singularly fails to take into account the Swans showings against the likely Champions League qualifying quartet this term.
In a 2014/15 mini league comprising Chelsea, City, Arsenal, Manchester United and the south Wales side, only the already crowned champions have amassed more points than Garry Monk’s men.
Even the Blues can only equal, rather than surpass Swansea’s total of four wins against the other four teams, despite having played a game more, while City have but two such victories to their names.
The Welshmen have bested Manchester United and Arsenal home and away this term, with only Jose Mourinho’s men comfortably doing the double of over them.
Swansea come into the clash with Manuel Pellegrini’s side on the back of three consecutive victories and they’ve tasted defeat just once in their last seven.
With the prospect that they can overhaul Southampton for seventh spot and a Europa League spot very real, the Swans will not lack for motivation.
The same cannot be said for deposed champions City, for whom the silver-medal scrap can hardly set the pulses racing.
Fortuitous in ending a five-match away losing streak against Tottenham, the Sky Blues haven’t really consistently convinced on the road at any point this season.
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