Premier League – Southampton vs Manchester City Prediction and Betting Tips. In the Round 33 in Premier League, Southampton host Manchester City at St. Mary’s Stadium. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Southampton vs Manchester City.
Southampton stand at the middle of the table in Premier League and they don’t have real chances to reach the place which leads in Europa League next season, while on the other side they are far from the relegation zone. It doesn’t mean that they are not interested to make good result against Manchester City. Home side will be fully motivated to win this game, but it won’t be easy job, because visitors desperately need points. Claude Puel‘s men made few very good result in the last few matches, so they want to continue with good performance and take at least one point. In the last 5 league games, Southampton have managed to win three games, one match was lost, while one was finished without winner. In the first part of the season they took one point at Etihad (1-1), so they showed that can play against one of the strongest team in Premier League.
Manchester City stand at the 4th position and their primary goal is to finish the season in the Top 4 or better in Top 3 and avoid qualifications for Champions League. Their recent performance was very poor, but they have managed to take three points in the previous round when they beat Hull City 3-1. It was their first win in the last 5 matches in all competitions, so we will see are they capable to make another good performance. Manchester City have managed to beat Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium only once in the last 5 league games. Their top scorer Sergio Aguero has made big progress and their current form is on the high level. He scored in the last 4 matches, so without any doubt he could be the most dangerous player for home defence. For their manager Pep Guardiola is very important to take three points, because in the next round they will play big city derby against Manchester United.
Home side miss McCarthy, Romeu (suspended), Targett, van Dijk and Austin, while Boufal is doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Gabriel Jesus, Gunodgan and Sagna.
Southampton vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups
Southampton: Forster, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Cedric, Davis, Clasie, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Long.
Manchester City: Caballero, Stones, Kompany, Navas, Clichy, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero.
Southampton vs Manchester City Prediction
Home side don’t points, but they will be fully motivated to beat big club from Manchester. Visitors need points in order to stay in the race for the place which leads in Champions League. I expect interesting and open match between Southampton vs Manchester City and at least three goals.
Southampton vs Manchester City Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.65 (Bet365)