Manchester City vs Southampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Manchester City vs Southampton in Premier League.
Manchester City vs Southampton Match Preview
Manchester City look to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season when they entertain a Southampton side that has been below-par so far. This Manchester City vs Southampton fixture will be played at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, November 29, so read the betting preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
Manchester City are undoubtedly the best team in the Premier League and they lead the league table with 37 points (W 12, D 1) from 13 games. They are eight points ahead of competition and lead in many aspects – matches won, goals scored and number of losses. The Pep Guardiola side haven’t dropped a point in either the Premier League or the Champions League since their 1-1 draw with Everton in August. That’s a whopping 18 games in succession. The hard-fought 2-1 win over Huddersfield last weekend indicate their willingness to dig deep and win dirty. They have already netted 42 goals which is 14 more than their nearest competitors and also boast of the second-best defensive record.
Southampton sit 10th in the table with 16 points (W4, D4, L5) but will do well to remember that they are just six points above relegation places. In fact, their last weekend 4-1 win over Everton is an aberration because they have lost four of their last eight. The Saints have struggled to find the back of the net this season and scored just 13 times in the Premier League. Seven of those goals were scored in one match which means the other 11 matches have seen them net just six times! Their record in the Premier League away from home doesn’t make happy reading as they won just once in five trips (D2, L2). In these matches, they scored just three goals and come to the Etihad where their hosts have scored 24 goals in six games.
Manchester City vs Southampton H2H
Historically, this fixture has seen an even record with City winning 30, Southampton winning 31 and 25 stalemates. However, City are dominant in the recent past winning four, drawing one and losing just one of their last six fixtures against Southampton.
Manchester City vs Southampton Team News
City’s only injury concerns are the long-term injury of Benjamin Mendy and the recent one of John Stones.
For Southampton, Jeremy Pied remains out of contention while the match could see Mario Lemina return to action.
Manchester City vs Southampton Probable Line-ups
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Kompany, Delph, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva, Sane, Jesus, Sterling.
Southampton: Forster, Soares, Van Dijk, Hoedt, Bertrand, Davis, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Boufal, Austin.
Manchester City vs Southampton Predictions
City have scored 24 goals in their six home games so far and have scored at least three goals in each of their last five matches at the Etihad in the Premier League. The strike force at the disposal of Guardiola is awe-inspiring and we should see goals galore from the hosts. Back the match to have at least three goals.