Opta Stats: Manchester City v Swansea

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Can Pep Guardiola inspire Manchester City when they host Swansea?

Will the Premier League champions Manchester City pick up another victory when they host Swansea. Opta delivers their statistical verdict.

"Gabriel Jesus has had a hand in 22 goals in his 23 Premier League starts for Man City (16 goals, 6 assists), including a brace against Swansea in February 2017 at the Etihad."

Jesus is 4/51.8 to find the net.

Manchester City have won all six of their home Premier League games against Swansea, their best such 100% record in the competition. They are 2/131.15 to win.

Indeed, in league competition, Man City have won their last 11 at home vs Swansea, since a 2-1 loss in the second tier in March 1951. City are 40/851.47 to win half-time/full-time.

Swansea haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last nine league games against Man City, shipping 24 goals in total in that time. Over 2.5 goals is 4/91.44.

The Citizens haven't lost consecutive home league games since February 2016, when they lost to Leicester and Tottenham. Swansea are 23/124.0 to pull off a huge shock.

Indeed, Pep Guardiola has never lost consecutive home league games as a manager at any of his previous clubs. Swansea are 20/121.0 Draw No Bet.

In all competitions, Manchester City have lost each of their last three at the Etihad. They last lost four in a row at home back in May 2006 (a run of five). They also led in each of these three games. Swansea are 6/17.2 in the Double Chance market.

Jordan Ayew has scored seven goals this season in the Premier League - equalling his best-ever tally from 2015-16. His best goalscoring campaign in Europe's big five leagues came back in 2014-15 when he bagged 12 for Lorient. Ayew is 6/17.0 to score.

Gabriel Jesus has had a hand in 22 goals in his 23 Premier League starts for Man City (16 goals, 6 assists), including a brace against Swansea in February 2017 at the Etihad. Jesus is 4/51.8 to find the net.

Jesus is still yet to end on the losing side in any of those 23 starts (W20 D3) - since his first league start in February 2017, City have won 87% of the matches when he starts compared to 69% when he doesn't. He's 4.1 to open the scoring.

David Silva has registered five goal involvements in his eight top-flight meetings with Swansea (3 goals, 2 assists). Silva is 3.65 to add to his goal tally.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 448.00 pts
Returned: 464.37 pts
P/L: +16.37 pts

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