Swansea City v Manchester City: Swans to go distance with runaway leaders

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Having looked less than secure at the back recently, Al Hain-Cole does not expect Guardiola's men to have it all their own way in South Wales

Manchester City will be looking to secure a record 15th consecutive Premier League victory when they travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s men have already set a record by winning 14 successive matches within a single season, and are 1/5 (1.20) favourites with Paddy Power to surpass the 14-match streak Arsenal achieved between February and August 2002.

However, the Swans will be on a high after winning for the first time in nine fixtures against West Brom at the weekend, and are on offer at 13/1 (14.00) to build on that with a shock victory against the leaders.

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Just one of the last 16 encounters between these sides has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 11/2 (6.50) on them playing out a stalemate here.

While an admittedly morale-boosting victory over West Brom is hardly likely to propel Paul Clement’s team to victory against their all-conquering opponents, they will certainly be feeling more confident of giving a decent account of themselves.

Despite maintaining their winning streak over the last few games, the Citizens have not been blowing teams away like they were at the beginning of the campaign.

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Indeed, each of the last four league victories has been achieved by a slender 2-1 margin, with their inability to keep a clean sheet placing consistent pressure on an as yet irrepressible forward line.

City have conceded in eight of their last 10 fixtures - including each of the most recent five -  as well as in their last eight matches against this opposition.

With Vincent Kompany joining John Stones and Benjamin Mendy in the treatment room after going off injured at half-time at Old Trafford, odds of 13/8 (2.63) look tempting on City being forced to win despite conceding for the eighth time in nine games against Swansea.

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