Stat City: Swansea v City in numbers
- 03 May 2013 11:22
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc / Words by @StatCity
Adam Carter from statistical wizards and must-follow on Twitter @StatCity previews Saturday's game against the Swans
City travel west of the border this weekend, in search of their first ever Premier League win in Wales.
The Blues were subjected to a 1-0 defeat in this fixture last season in what seemed, at the time, a pivotal result in the 2011/12 title race.
Swansea and Manchester City are meeting for only the 24th time in league competition since their first meeting in 1926. Bizarrely, the two sides have never met in a single cup competition.
The Blues have the upper hand in the head to head standings between the two clubs having won 14 (60.86%), drawing 2 (8.69%) and losing on 7 (30.43%) occasions.
City have outscored their hosts by 49 goals (2.13 gpg) to 34 (1.47 gpg) and have kept a clean sheet on 7 occasions (30.43%). The Blues have only failed to score against Swansea City on a mere 4 occasions (17.39%).
In away matches at Swansea City, the Blues have won just 4 (36.36%), drawn 1 (9.09%) and lost 6 (54.54%) of the 11 games in South Wales. City have been outscored in these games by 24 goals (2.18 gpg) to 17 (1.54 gpg).
Swansea have a decent home record against the Blues in fairness as they have won four and lost just one of the last 6 home league meetings.
All three Barlcays Premier League meetings between Swansea and Manchester City have seen the home side win whilst keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Roberto Mancini’s men have only lost 4 of their last 20 Premier League away games.
Samir Nasri’s return to form continues to be highlighted in recent performances. The Frenchman has made four assists in his last five league games while he has either assisted or scored four goals in his last four appearances in all competitions.
At the other end of the pitch, City will be wary of Swansea’s Spanish import Michu. The Spaniard has scored a higher percentage of his team’s goals than any other player in the top flight this term (39%).
It promises to be an enthralling encounter with both sides known for their slick tiki-taka style passing moves. It is City however who have made the highest percentage of short passes this season in the Premier League (92%).