Kick-off: 1730, 10/02/2021
Stadium: Liberty Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Swansea gave Manchester City a scare in the FA Cup two years ago and will hope to have their moments in this season’s fifth-round tie at Liberty Stadium.
The Swans led 2-0 with just over 20 minutes left on the clock on that occasion, before a late turnaround saw them slip to a heart-breaking 3-2 defeat.
We feel the Welsh outfit are playing well enough to make their presence felt again, so 21/20 for both teams to score is our first Swansea vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Swansea City’s Betting Odds
Swansea kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a 2-0 triumph at Stevenage in round three before romping to a superb 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest on home turf.
They have also been in great form in the Championship, picking up 20 points out of the last 24 available following Friday’s 2-0 win over leaders Norwich.
After netting either side of half-time, that success left the Swans in third place, just two points off the summit, with a game in hand over the Canaries.
“We’re growing game by game and day by day, we’re a work in progress and nowhere near the end,” said Cooper.
“But it was a really good win and performance. We were good at times with the ball, we looked like getting in positions to create and score after a few passes.
“The first thing about Swansea’s identity is being on the ball, and we’re scoring as well. We’re very clear about how we want the team to play and we’re getting good returns.
“There are clubs not even in the top 10 with much more resources than us but we’re going well and enjoying the journey and that’s how we work.”
The hosts tend to split their goals evenly between both halves, so 15/4 for both teams to strike in the opening period is fair value from the Swansea vs Man City odds.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
Of course, Manchester City are worthy favourites to come out on top, as they go in search of a 15th straight win in all competitions.
The Blues are again dreaming of trebles and quadruples after Sunday’s 4-1 triumph at Liverpool put them comfortably clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Pep Guardiola’s men are already through to the EFL Cup final and the last 16 of the Champions League, so exciting times lie ahead.
However, Ilkay Gundogan insists there is no chance of complacency setting in, stating: “We know it is still a long season and there are still many games to play.
“Probably, the most important thing now is to stay humble and to approach every game like we did in the last few weeks and months.
“Every single game brings a new challenge, but it is always about taking these challenges and trying to make the best out of it.
“We know we are in a very good moment but we shouldn’t take it for granted and not drop any edge and to keep going to do the stuff we have been doing as good as possible.
“Then, it can be a great and successful season for us.”
The Citizens were made to work harder than expected in the last round, though, when trailing 1-0 at Cheltenham until grabbing three goals in the final 10 minutes.
Guardiola made numerous changes that day and had to introduce Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo and Gundogan off the bench to replace Bernard Mendy, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Tommy Doyle.
We like 10/1 for a repeat of that 3-1 scoreline here to finish off our Swansea vs Man City betting tips.
SWANSEA 2-0 Norwich – Andre Ayew, Conor Hourihane
Liverpool 1-4 MAN CITY – Ilkay Gundogan (2), Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden
Head-to-head: Swansea 2-3 Man City, Man City 5-0 Swansea, Swansea 0-4 Man City
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