Manchester City are within touching distance of guaranteeing a fourth-placed finish following their cross-city rivals losing to West Ham.
This now means that the Citizens will secure a place at Europe’s top table next term by avoiding defeat against Swansea City, unless Manchester United can beat Bournemouth by more than 18 goals.
Securing a result against the Swans shouldn’t be too difficult, they’ve won seven of their nine meetings since the Welsh club made it to the Premier League in 2011.
Furthermore, they are currently on a five-match winning streak against the Liberty Stadium outfit, scoring 14 goals in the process.
Therefore, it makes most sense to back Manuel Pellegrini to earn a win in his last game overseeing the side at 8/15.
When looking at who can do the damage for the Champions League semi-finalists, look no further than Wilfried Bony.
The Ivorian striker has scored in all of the previous four meetings between the pair, registering five strikes in total over that run, with two of those coming for his current employers and three for his former.
Bony has appeared in the Citizens’ last four Premier League matches, so don’t worry about the 27-year-old not getting on the pitch, and is priced at 13/10 to score at any time.
Backing him to find the net and Man City to emerge with all three points can be backed at 9/5 and would be a sensible investment.
Despite their bad form against their upcoming opponents, Swansea have managed to cause problems for the two-time Premier League winners before.
Indeed, three of the last four meetings between the two have been settled by a solitary goal, with the Swans banging in six over that period.
Additionally, the previous two visits of City have seen the hosts rack up four strikes, but still emerge with no points.
Thus, backing Pellegrini’s to win with both teams to score at 7/4 would be a reasonable choice.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.