Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Sunday, Manchester City will host Southampton at the Etihad Stadium. This will be an interesting match to watch as two teams from the opposite sides of the table face one another.
Manchester City are placed first in the league with twenty-six points, same as Liverpool, but with a better goal difference of positive twenty-four. So far in the season, they have won eight times and drawn just twice. In the week behind us, they faced Tottenham and triumphed by the minimal result of 0-1. Both teams were cautious and didn’t want to overextend. City got an early lead when Mahrez scored in the sixth minute of the game. Despite being a goal down, Tottenham refused to go all out into attacking mode and as a result, they had a total of four shots in the entire match, one of which was on target. City were the better team and their win comes out as a fair outcome of this clash.
Southampton hold the number sixteen spot at the table with only seven points after the first ten rounds. They have a negative goal difference of -7 from a win, four draws, and five losses. In the previous round, they faced Newcastle and drew in a game with no goals. Both teams played a defensive-oriented style of football and as a result, we haven’t seen many chances. In the end, the stalemate comes out as a fair outcome to this outing.
When it comes to the previous matches between these two sides, Manchester City have been the better team, as one might expect. Out of the previous five matches between the two clubs, City have won three, Southampton one, and the remaining outing ended as a 1-1 draw. In front of the home fans, City have not lost a match to Southampton since 2004.
Manchester City have several missing players against the Saints. Claudio Bravo is injured and he will not play on Sunday. Another one player who probably will not play is Kevin De Bruyne. Eliaquim Mangala, Ilkay Gündogan and Nicolás Otamendi are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and all of them are eager to hammer Saints on Sunday.
On the other side Southampton have all players available for this game.
Possible starting lineups
Manchester City: Ederson; Mendy, Laporte, Kompany, Walker; Silva, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Mahrez
Southampton: McCarthy; Soares, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand; Redmond, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Lemina, Elyounoussi; Ings
Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction
This game is going to be a true ticket booster match for Sundays betting. Man City play brilliant football and they are absolute favourites to win this match. They have kept a clean sheet in their last 6 matches and for sure they will play aggressive in attack. Southampton have failed to score in their last 5 matches and it will be another one hard game for them. Citizens like to play offensive and attractive football, especially when play in front of their fans. They have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 home matches.
So, our prediction and betting tips for the match Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction: Man City to win. We expect from City to keep a clean sheet and our second betting pick for the match is Citizens to win to nil. Maybe correct score will be 3-0. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.