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