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Swansea City Vs Manchester City: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Players And Betting Odds

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Sourav Bhakat
An ardent sports lover who loves to sleep, eat and watch Manchester City play. In that order.

Swansea City host Manchester City for a second time in 4 days as they will look to avenge the midweek EFL Cup match against the same opponents. Swansea will have a conundrum up front with Borja Baston coming through unscathed as Francesco Guidolin will have to make a decision on whether to bring back Fernando Llorente. Whereas, Pep Guardiola will be having almost his full bevy of superstars to choose from with Aguero, Gundogan, Sterling, De Bruyne and Silva all returning. The Sky Blues are on a 9-match winning streak and are clear favourites to make it 10 even though they are playing away from home. Swansea City will prove a stiffer challenge than that in midweek, but City will also be much more lethal. It will be an interesting match-up between two teams who are at the different ends of the spectrum.

TEAM NEWS

SWANSEA CITY

 Swansea winger Nathan Dyer has had surgery to remove extra bone growth on his ankle and is likely to be sidelined until mid-November. However, club record signing Borja Baston could make his full Premier League debut after starting in midweek in the EFL Cup.

MANCHESTER CITY

Argentine forward Sergio Aguero returns after a three-match domestic ban, while David Silva could be fit. Vincent Kompany is out after suffering a groin injury during his first game back after a five-month lay-off.

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions league first leg play-off football match between Steaua Bucharest and Manchester City at the National Arena stadium in Bucharest on August 16, 2016. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

PREDICTED LINE-UPS

SWANSEA CITY (4-2-3-1)

Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Kingsley; Fer, Cork; Sung-Yeung, Sigurdsson, Barrow; Llorente

MANCHESTER CITY (4-1-4-1)

Bravo; Sagna, Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov; Fernandinho; De Bruyne, Gundogan; Sterling, Navas; Aguero

KEY MEN

SWANSEA CITY

GYLFI SIGURDSSON

Sigurdsson always poses a threat to the opposition with his expertise from set-pieces and long range shots. He will be the main orchestrator of the Swansea attacks and has to be on form to cause the likes of Stones and Otamendi any sorts of discomfort. His partnership with the new strikers will be pivotal to Swansea’s fortunes as they need to click for the Liberty Stadium outfit who currently have midfielder Leroy Fer as their top-scorer, which is a cause for concern.

MANCHESTER CITY

SERGIO AGUERO

The Argentine striker has been absolutely magnificent this season and after an unfortunate 3-match ban will be eager to hit the ground running again. He warmed up for his return with a hat-trick against Borussia Monchengladbach and will be the main attacking threat to them today. His ability to score goals regardless of the quality of game he is having, places him amongst the deadliest of players to keep quiet.

BETTING ODDS

SWANSEA CITY-8/1

DRAW-9/2

MANCHESTER CITY-4/11

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