Swansea City vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Swansea City vs Manchester City
Europa League, Europe
Date: Thursday, 14th March 2019
Kick off at: 17.20
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, United Kingdom

Coming of a dominant Champions League display, Manchester City are targeting another victim in FA Cup. Pep Guardiola’s men are now seeking to take down Swansea City as both sides will face up on Saturday.

Swansea City vs Manchester City Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this FA Cup weekend clash.  Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to get them that victory.

Swansea City

Expected Formation: 4-5-1

Probable Lineups: Nordfeldt(g)Roberts, Van der Hoorn, Carter-Vickers, Naughton(def);Fulton, Grimes, Dyer, Celina, Routledge(mid);McBurnie(att)

Manchester City

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Ederson(g)Danilo, Otamendi, Stones, Mendy(def);Gundogan, B. Silva, Foden(mid);Mahrez, Jesus, Sane(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this FA Cup encounter, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

Swansea City

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWLW

The Championship side haven’t really been in a good form as they picked up two wins and three defeats in their recent five games.The Swans’ latest match was a disappointing 3-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.

Before that latest loss, Swansea also picked up a defeat against Norwich City. Graham Potter will be hoping that his side can put up a good fight against the Premier League leader.

Manchester City

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWWWW

Man City on the other hand have been putting nothing else but excellent performances. Pep Guardiola’s side continue to win games, with Schalke 04 being their latest victim.

Already winning 3-2 in the first leg, City demolished Schalke 7-0 this past midweek. That big will should give Guardiola’s men an extra confidence that they can keep on going this weekend.

Team News

Swansea City

The Swans doesn’t really have any issues with injuries or suspension so Potter can pick his best available players. McBurnie set to lead the lined up front for Swansea, hoping to cause problems for City’s defense.

At the back, Carter-Vickers and Van der Hoorn set to guard their line against their opponent’s attacking players. Potter will also set to put five players in midfield in a hope to slow down City’s dominance.

Manchester City

Coming into this weekend Cup game, City will still be missing Kevin De Bruyne along with Fernandinho who are both injured. This means that Ilkay Gundogan along with Bernardo Silva could get another starting minutes.

Gabriel Jesus should get the nod in leading Man City’s front line, with Aguero being rested. Guardiola could also start Danilo and Benjamin Mendy at the back for this FA Cup match.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been dominated by Man City as they won all of them.

Their latest encounter at Liberty Stadium happened on December 14, 2017 and ended in a convincing victory vor Pep Guardiola’s men.

Match Prediction

Having to play Man City, Swansea certainly will try to just give their all and play without anything to lose. If they can frustrate Guardiola’s men, there might be some hope to create a suprise.

However, Man City looking really hungry in all competition so far and they certainly won’t suddenly stop on Saturday. With their current form, City should be favorite to win against The Swans.

Final Score: 0-3

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