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Ruthless Man City to dispose of injury-hit Swansea

| 30.11.2013

Man City have won both halves in five of their six home matches this season the hosts should be backed to do so once again at a generous 15/8.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored a whopping 26 goals at home in six games at the Eastlands and City come into this match on the back of a thrashing of Tottenham last weekend.

They made the visitors look exceedingly modest during that 6-0 win and you can bet that Swansea manager Michael Laudrup will have his team fully briefed on how they can avoid such a scenario.

Jesus Navas scored in the first minute which set the tone and early goals have been a feature of City’s fantastic home record.

They have scored before 20 minutes in five of their six at home and an early goal is certainly worth backing once again.

Bet on Man City to win both halves at 15/8

Alvaro Negrado and Sergio Aguero have both been in fine form for City and between them they have 27 goals in all competitions this season.

Following his strike in the Champions League during the week, the latter has now scored the Citizens’ first goal in their last three European matches.

However he has only scored the first goal of the game in two of City’s 12 Premier League games and, rather than backing him to score first at 3/1, the better bet may be the anytime market where he is 8/11.

The Argentine scored two in this fixture last in 2011/12 and is 3/1 to repeat the feat once again.

Bet on Aguero to score two or more at 3/1

The hosts have no new injuries however the same cannot be said of their opponents.

Swansea will be without Wilfried Bony after he sustained a hamstring injury against Valencia on Thursday, whilst full-back Angel Rangel picked up a calf strain in the closing stages of that Europa League match.

Already without star player Michu, the Swans have lost most of their attacking threat.

As a result the 23/20 about Man City winning to nil makes more appeal than just backing lots of goals.

Bet on Man City to win to nil at 23/20

Swansea’s set-up is naturally containing and their patient style of play won’t leave them as open at the back as some teams who visit Manchester.

The last three games between these sides have contained less than two goals but City are so rampant at present that they can improve on that statistic.

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Man City to win both halves at 15/8



Nic Doggett