Preview: Swans v Man City

4th May 2013

The Swans will be hoping that lightning strikes twice on Saturday when they host Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium (3pm).
The corresponding fixture in SA1 last season saw the home side secure a memorable 1-0 win thanks to Luke Moore's late goal.
That defeat all but secured the Swans' top-flight safety, while Manchester City's title dreams took a hammer blow.
However, despite that setback, Roberto Mancini's side went on to lift the Premier League title - but it hasn't quite been plain sailing this term.
City have lost their league crown to neighbours Manchester United, as well as losing in the FA Cup semi-final to Chelsea recently.
But they have made second place their own and currently sit six points clear of third-placed Chelsea.
And they will be looking for another three points in SA1 on Saturday against a Swans side who have won just once since lifting the Capital One Cup - a 1-0 victory over Newcastle on March 2.

Team news
Chico Flores should be fit enough to play despite suffering an arm injury in the defeat to Chelsea last weekend.
Meanwhile, City keeper Joe Hart has recovered from a back spasm in time to feature at the Liberty Stadium.

What they said
Swans boss Michael Laudrup:"We have to accept that the results have been disappointing, but its not my job to find excuses - I want to find solutions.
"But the fact is that is our only win so far after the final and we are trying to change that. We know we have some difficult games coming up.
"We are still ninth, however, and that says a lot about what we did up until the cup final."

Man City boss Roberto Mancini: "If we win on Saturday then we can have a chance to play the young players and also the players who play for the second team to play in the last two games.
"For us, it could be important for the future."

Head to head
This is the fourth meeting between the two sides in the Premier League, with Manchester City recording two wins so far.
The corresponding fixture last season saw the Swans claim a 1-0 win, courtesy of Luke Moore's late goal.

Swansea stats
The Swans have won four and lost just one of their last six home league meeting against City
Michu has scored a higher percentage of his team's goals than any other player in the top-flight this season (39%)

Man City stats
Samir Nasri has made four assists in his last five league games while he has either scored or assisted four goals in his last four games in all competitions
City are one of only two teams (with Arsenal) to have three players in double figures for Premier League goals this season (Aguero, Dzeko and Tevez)

32Red odds: Swansea 41/10 Man City ¾ Draw 11/4