Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Manchester City v Swansea City
KO 20:00, Sky Sports 1
(Max last 10 only)
07 Apr 1984 Division Two Swansea 0-2 Man City
08 Oct 1983 Division Two Man City 2-1 Swansea
12 Mar 1983 Division One Swansea 4-1 Man City
30 Oct 1982 Division One Man City 2-1 Swansea
17 Apr 1982 Division One Swansea 2-0 Man City
21 Nov 1981 Division One Man City 4-0 Swansea
06 Feb 1965 Division Two Man City 1-0 Swansea
26 Sep 1964 Division Two Swansea 3-0 Man City
25 Apr 1964 Division Two Swansea 3-3 Man City
02 Nov 1963 Division Two Man City 1-0 Swansea
There was no home win in the top flight this weekend, but that strange run looks set to be broken tonight as Manchester City welcome Swansea City to the newly-renamed Etihad Stadium.
The teams last met in the top flight in the 1982/3 season. That campaign ended in relegation for both sides and although the Swans will face another battle this time around, City will undoubtedly find themselves fighting at the other end of the table.
Brendan Rogers’ team couldn’t have asked for a harder start to life in the Premier League. On the plus side, anything they can take from the game will be a bonus and it gets an arduous match off the fixture list nice and early. However, the hosts look like dead certs.
City were owners of the third-best home record in the Prem last season and they haven’t lost in front of their own fans in 2011. On the other hand, their Welsh visitors were defeated 11 times on the road last term.
It could be a long evening for the away team and with the City win trading at 1.36, it looks better to back Roberto Mancini’s men with a -1.5 Asian Handicap at 2.18.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
City with -1.5 Asian Handicap at around 2.18: 4 points
Sunday’s Return: +3.36