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Manchester City v Swansea City Betting: Forward thinking sides set to produce a goal-fest

20:22 EAT 04/02/2017
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Paul Clement's charges meet Pep Guardiola's side and our tipster is expecting a goal-laden game when the rivalry is renewed at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City moved to within 10 points of Premier League leaders Chelsea with a fine 4-0 win against West Ham United.

Pep Guardiola's side have scored seven goals without reply in their last two matches and the men from Manchester will be keen to maintain momentum when they play host to Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.

City have beaten the Swans twice so far this season and Guardiola's outfit can be backed at 2/11 (1.18) with bet365 to make it a hat-trick of wins against the side from south Wales, while the odds compilers offer 11/2 (6.50) that the match remains deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes.

The Swans were boosted in their battle for Premier League survival by a hard-fought 2-1 win against Southampton at Liberty Stadium in midweek and Paul Clement's charges will carry some confidence into this clash, having won three of their last four Premier League matches.

The visitors are available at 14/1 (15.0) to claim a famous victory, although the odds are stacked against Swansea, for they have lost all but one of their last eight meetings with Manchester City, while almost 66 years have passed since the Swans last won an away match against Sunday's opponents.

There is certainly plenty of potential for an open and entertaining encounter when these teams renew their rivalry; all but one of the last eight matches between the sides has seen more than two goals scored, while there have been at least three goals scored in each of the Swans' last 11 Premier League matches.

Furthermore, there have been more than two goals scored in all but one of Manchester City's last nine matches in all competitions, with Guardiola's men scoring a hugely impressive 12 goals in their last three victories.

It is, therefore, no surprise that bet365 offer just 2/5 (1.40) that more than two goals are scored when these teams lock horns, but value lies in the supremely generous even money (2.0) quote for four or more goals to be scored.

The selection would have paid dividends in four of Manchester City's last five matches, as well as in five of the Swans' last eight league games on the road; the even money (2.0) quote from bet365, therefore, for Sunday's showdown to produce at least four goals offers outstanding value to punters.

Over 3.5 goals at even money (2.0) for a 2pt stake with bet365