The prediction of Southampton and Manchester City comes before the match of the 14th round of the Premier League. This game will be played on December 19th, at St. Mary’s, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Southampton vs Manchester City Match Preview and Team News
The Saints are coming off of a 1-1 draw versus Arsenal at the Emirates. Ralph Hassenhuttl’s team were the better side the entire match and took an early lead through Theo Walcott. A second-half goal gave Arsenal a draw they didn’t deserve. Southampton is unbeaten in four of their last five home games, and the visitors have the second-best home points total in league with 12 from 18 possible. They have outscored opponents 13-8. The only team to beat them during that run was Manchester United, who came from 2-0 down at halftime to claim a 3-2 win. The Saints are a good team and won’t go away. They have shown more consistency picking up points than Leicester City. Theo Walcott is a guy who makes a lot of trouble for the opponent on the left flank. He has speed and an excellent one-on-one game. Che Adams enjoys the pitch, when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems, he is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy.
Manchester City is coming off yet another poor result in midweek, denting hopes of catching league leaders Liverpool. The Citizens conceded a goal just before halftime thanks to Ruben Dias’s own goal. Manchester City continues to misfire in the final third and now find themselves eight points off of Liverpool and four from the Champions League qualification places. Manchester City has struggled on the road this term. Pep Guardiola’s team have taken nine points from 18 possible away from the Etihad Stadium. Their last two away matches versus Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United both finished without a win. Manchester City continued to struggle in the final third on Tuesday night versus West Brom. They totalled 26 shots with seven on target and just one goal. Phil Foden shows her talent and should be one of the leading players in the future. Raheem Sterling is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance.
Southampton vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups
Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Adams, Ings.
Manchester City: Ederson,Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo,Fernandinho, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero.
Southampton vs Manchester City Betting Tips and Predictions
Manchester City is the favorite in this match, Pep Guardiola’s players have no right to make a mistake, as the goal is to challenge for the title this season.
Prediction for this match is the goal of both teams. They are capable of scoring against any side, and we don’t think nets will remain still.
Manchester City to win @1.50
BTTS Yes @1.70
Correct score 1:3 @12.00