Premier League newcomers Swansea couldn’t really have asked for a much harder start to life in the top league; travelling away to star-studded Manchester City and stuck out on a Monday night where everyone will be watching them.
There are two likely scenarios in this game. Firstly, Mancini’s men will turn it on, as they did against Inter, and really take Swansea to bits. Paddy Power have 2/1 that City win by 3 goals or more. Secondly, Man City will be laboured, as they were against Manchester United, as plod along to a narrow win (Skybet say 11/4 for a City victory by 1 goal) or perhaps even a shock draw.
The first of the two situations is more likely though, the Community shield serving as a bit of a friendly so City should really turn up here. Back Paddy Power’s -2 handicap at 2/1 or be more cautious and have Stan James’ 3/4 that City win by 2 goals or more.
Those thinking that Swansea will last out for 45 minutes can have 7/2 about a drawn first half followed by a City win (Blue Square).