Swansea City vs Manchester City preview

By Ric Turner, Fri 13 May 2016 16:37


Swansea City vs Manchester City previewSilva, Kompany and Zabaleta miss out as City seek to secure top four finish

Swansea City vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 3.00pm, Sunday 15th May 2016

Venue: The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Referee: Mike Dean Assistants: J Collin, S Long Fourth Official: A Marriner

Odds: Swansea 5/1, Draw 7/2, City 8/15. Odds courtesy of 888sport betting.

Tickets: On sale via www.mcfc.co.uk

TV: Sky Sports 2

Swansea City

Manager: Francesco Guidolin

Squad (from): Nordfeldt, Tremmel, Amat, Bartley, Fernandez, Kingley, Naughton, Rangel, Britton, Cork, Fer, Fulton, Ki, King, Lucas, Routledge, Sheehan, Ayew, Barrow, Emnes, Gomis

Injured: Sigurdsson, Taylor, Paloschi

Doubtful: Montero

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWLLWD

Manchester City

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Angelino, Clichy, Demichelis, Kolarov, Mangala, Otamendi, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Fernando, Nasri, Navas, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho

Injured: Silva, Kompany, Zabaleta

Doubtful: Kolarov

Suspended: None

Form guide: DLWDWW

David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta all miss out as City seek to secure qualification for next season's Champions League at the Liberty Stadium. Aleksandar Kolarov, meanwhile, faces a late fitness test on a msucular injury.

It had looked as though a top four finish would be out of City's hands, but Manchester United's 3-2 defeat at West Ham on Tuesday night has given the Blues a lifeline. A win or draw on Sunday would suffice for Manuel Pellegrini's side in his final game in charge, but the Chilean has warned his players against complacency.

Pellegrini said: "We’ve been in the Champions League places all season so I hope we can do it with a win this weekend.

"I want to finish playing the way we did against Arsenal. I was disappointed with the way we played against Real Madrid as that’s not our team.

"The game is very difficult. Maybe after the Arsenal game everyone thought we were eliminated, but now it has flipped around the other way so we must be very careful."

City's last away game at the Liberty Stadium ended in a 4-2 victory, with Yaya Toure (2), James Milner and Wilfried Bony getting the goals. Overall City have won 11 of the 15 games played against Swansea, with one draw and three defeats.

Prediction: Swansea 2 City 2

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