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Match Preview: City @ Swansea

We've seen what City can do at home, but can it translate to a win in Wales?

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Last week, the deposed champions in Manchester City dispatched of Queens Park Rangers in a manner that left many supporters of the club with a sense of "what if?", due to the absolute dominance that City displayed. Granted, the victory was against a QPR side that ended up in relegation, but even with that in mind City showed confidence, and a sense of certainty in their play.

Swansea obviously is not Queens Park Rangers.

Coming off of their double against Arsenal that was more of a display of possession and defensive teamwork, Swansea and their manager, Garry Monk welcome a City side that has not been successful in away matches as of late, losing four of their last five games outside of The Etihad. With three victories on the bounce, Swansea look to win four matches in a row in the Prem for the first time in their club's history. Garry Monk's squad also looks to secure their highest ever Premiere League finish at sixth place. They've gotten production out of French Striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who has scored four goals in his last four matches

City look to put a halt to the Swans momentum by defeating the Welsh side for the sixth time in their last eight meetings. Samir Nasri is the only player on City's side that is out of action as he will miss the final two matches of the year with a groin injury, and manager Manuel Pellegrini could recall recent birthday boy and oft-maligned Yaya Toure, as well as Captain Vincent Kompany to the starting lineup. This match could also see the return of striker Wilfried Bony, who made his name while playing at Swansea before being transferred to City in the January transfer window. Sergio Aguero looks to continue with his mercurial form, as he looks to score in his sixth consecutive match, something no City player has ever accomplished.