Champions Man City scrapped their way to victory at West Brom a week ago, despite playing much of the game with ten men and then followed that up with a disappoiting Champions League defeat at Ajax but back on home soil with all eleven players Coral’s 1/4 favourites should find life a little easier against Swansea.
Nevertheless, the Welsh outfit can breach a porous-looking City rearguard and one of the best bets at Eastlands is subsequently Paddy Power’s even money for both teams to find the net.
Ladbrokes quote Roberto Mancini’s charges at 10/3 to shade it by a one-goal margin, a wager lent appeal by City’s unconvincing form and that could spell a second consecutive 2-1 triumph, an outcome Blue Square rate at 10/1.
Stunned by struggling Norwich last Saturday, Arsenal can bounce back by beating rock-bottom QPR, a result BetVictor rate at 2/5 and Stan James price the Gunners at 20/21 in the handicaps, where they kick off a goal in arrears.
Elsewhere, Wigan are 5/2 via BetVictor to share the spoils with West Ham at the DW Stadium while draws could also be on the cards as Sunderland head to Stoke and Reading tackle Fulham, Skybet quoting the stalemates at 12/5 in those fixtures.