Manchester City vs. Swansea City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Bill Pivetz@@BPiv_SportsCorrespondent IIIOctober 25, 2012

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 24:  Samir Nasri (#8) of Manchester City celebrates scoring the first goal of the game with team mates during the Group D UEFA Champions League match between AFC Ajax and Manchester City FC at Amsterdam ArenA on October 24, 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Manchester City welcome Swansea City on Saturday for a Premier League matchup.

Manchester is currently undefeated in the Premier League with a record of 5-3-0, while Swansea is 3-2-2.

Manchester is coming off a tough 3-1 loss in the Champions League against Dutch Ajax. Swansea won their last game 2-1 against Wigan Athletic on October 20.

Despite the separation in standings, Swansea have fared well against Manchester. The last time they met, Swansea defeated Manchester 1-0 in their debut season.

However, Swansea have two losses and only one win away this season. Manchester are 3-1-0 at home.

In their last two home games, Manchester scored four goals, while Swansea haven’t scored a goal in their last two away games.

With the top three spots of the Premier League only separated by four points, this weekend could shake up the standings.


Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

When: October 27, 12:30 p.m. EST

Live Stream: Live Soccer TV


Manchester City Must Focus After Loss

Man City look to bounce back after losing 3-1 to Ajax.

Manchester took an early 1-0 lead off a Samir Nasri goal in the 22nd minute. However, Ajax tied it up at the 45th minute. Ajax continued the attack with two more goals in the second half.

In an interview with BBC, Man City manager Roberto Mancini said, “It's my fault, because I prepared badly for this game."

During the match, Mancini varied his tactics, which left defender Micah Richards questioning his manager’s approach. "Playing three central defenders is something we have not worked on very much,” Richards said.

Manchester still have a good offense led by striker Edin Džeko and forward Carlos Tévez, who have eight goals on 43 shots combined this season.

Man City are tied with Manchester United for second place with 18 points. Man U have a tough game against Chelsea, and a loss could bump Man City to sole possession of second place.

In order for Man City to win, the club and Mancini must brush off this loss and focus on Swansea.


Confidence Will Lead Swansea to Victory

Swansea midfielder Leon Britton believes his club is more confident now than they were last year.

Looking back to their first trip to Manchester, Britton said it felt like a big matchup for Swansea: “Last year going to Manchester City was a bit like a cup final for us,” he said according to This is South Wales.

They now have the experience to play at this level. “We know it will be tough, but we will treat it as just another game,” Britton said.

Miguel Pérez Cuesta, better known as Michu, has two goals in the last two games and six on the season.

With a little over a season of experience, Swansea City look to prove themselves in the Premier League. Along with Michu, Swansea boasts offensive power with Pablo Hernandez and Chico Flores, and could upset Manchester City again.



I believe this will be another close match between these two clubs. Swansea City will take an early lead towards the end of the first half. Man City will tie it up mid-second half. Michu will score the game-winning goal in stoppage time, leading to a 2-1 victory for Swansea City.


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