Premier League Soccer Picks: Swansea City vs. Manchester City

Lee Phelps

Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:44 PM GMT

Thursday, May. 14, 2015 11:44 PM GMT

William Hill's Lee Phelps has been scrutinizing the odds in this match between two Citys for his free betting pick this weekend.

We have two teams who are finishing the season very well, in fact we have the teams who are third and fourth in the Premier League form table over the last six matches. It’s actually Swansea who are ahead of Manchester City with 12 points from those matches compared to City’s 11.

 

Swansea
Bafetimbi Gomis came off the bench to score the winner against Arsenal on Monday night and should return to the starting eleven for this one. Soccer odds makers know that the Swans are without injured quintet Tom Carroll, Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Jordi Amat and Nelson Oliveira.

Swansea have won their last three league games, improving their chances of securing a Europa League place this season. The Swans sit just one point behind Saints and two behind Spurs, so a victory in this one would significantly improve their chances of gaining a place in Europe.

While both those teams have been accused of not wanting to achieve European football, with their form matching those accusations, Angel Rangel says they will gladly take a spot: "It would be great for the club to make it into the Europa League," he said.

The Spaniard says the players will do their utmost to ensure European football for the second time in three seasons.

"It was tough last season but it was a good experience," Rangel added. "It's still difficult because you don't depend on yourself but we'll give it a go. If we can get it, it will be great but if not we'll still be proud."

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Manchester City
Manuel Pellegrini is without only Samir Nasri for the trip to Swansea City, with the Frenchman suffering with a groin problem.

Other than that, the Chilean has a fully fit squad to choose from and Yaya Toure, who has scored in successive games against the South Welsh club, could come in for Frank Lampard, though Vincent Kompany may be forced to settle for a place on the bench.

Manchester City were at the ruthless best at the weekend, dispatching of QPR 6-0. The Citizens need to maintain their good performances to tighten their grip on second place, with Arsenal breathing down their neck, but with the Gunners at Old Trafford this is an ideal chance to secure that runners-up spot.

 

Soccer Picks
Regular readers will know I have tipped Sergio Aguero in some form for the last four matches and the amazing Argentinian keeps delivering, so back him in whatever form you like with your soccer picks, but I have a big price for this team!

Free Soccer Pick: Sergio Aguero to score in both halves 10.0 (9/1) at William Hill

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