Manchester City vs Southampton prediction comes before the 1/16-finals of the EFL Cup. This game will be played on Tuesday, October 29th, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. In this match preview, we bring you some valuable betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Manchester City vs Southampton Betting Tips
Both of these teams compete in the Premier League, but their forms have been totally opposite. Manchester City have been scoring a lot lately, Southampton have been allowing way too many goals. In fact, in their previous match, Saints allowed a total of 9 goals! They got absolutely hammered by Leicester City last Friday evening.
The result is that they’re very low on the Premier League table at the moment. They’re in the relegation zone, with the worst goal difference of all teams from the English top division. That said, the focus of Southampton players and management is on the Premier League. They are thinking about how to pick themselves up after the Foxes tore them apart. They certainly don’t think too much about their future in the EFL Cup.
But, Man City definitely do think about the EFL Cup. The richest team in England and one of the most valuable sports clubs on the planet is planning to challenge as many titles as possible. Man City want to win the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, and even the EFL Cup. The recipe for doing that is to keep on winning.
And that means that thrashing Southampton on Tuesday evening is in their books. Actually, their plan is to destroy Southampton two times in a row because after the EFL Cup game these two meet again in the Premier League.
Winning against Southampton is not only important for staying in the EFL Cup. Man City want to do it in order to keep their morale high, which is super-important as some really tough matches are coming in November. After two matches against the Saints, Man City are playing Atalanta in the Champions League, followed by an away Premier League match against Liverpool and a home game against in-form Chelsea. To get ready for such a difficult month, Man City need to get an easy win on Tuesday.
Our Manchester City vs Southampton prediction: Man City to win to nil
Manchester City vs Southampton correct score prediction: 3:0
Manchester City Form and Recent News
Manchester City are back in shape after losing to Wolves at the beginning of October. They seem really powerful in the attack, but there are some problems at the back. Laporte is out injured and Stones is still in the process of recovering. That could bring a little bit of trouble in the City’s way, but they should be able to handle it, especially in the EFL Cup.
Southampton Form and Latest News
The fact that they lost 9:0 at home last Friday means that they’re feeling really bad about themselves at the moment. Plus, they’re very low on the Premier League table and that’s something that has to worry them more than their performance in the EFL Cup. Speaking of the cup, you can expect them to defend with all they got and not to be too enthusiastic about attacking.
Manchester City vs Southampton Predicted Lineups
Manchester City predicted lineup: Bravo – Otamendi, Angelino, Walker, Mendy – Foden, David Silva, Bernardo Silva – Mahrez, Sterling, Gabriel Jesus
Southampton predicted lineup: Gunn – Yoshida, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Valery, Bertrand – Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Redmond – Ings
Other Manchester City vs Southampton betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.33
HT-FT 1-1 @1.44