Southampton vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Another interesting game awaits the football fans this Sunday as Southampton host Manchester City at the St Mary's Stadium. The clash between two sides from the opposite sides of the table is bound to bring plenty of chances, goals, and betting opportunities.
Southampton hold the number sixteen spot at the table with fifteen points after the first nineteen rounds. So far in the season, they have gotten three wins, six draws, and ten losses. In the previous round, they lost to West Ham by the score of 1-2. Redmond scored for Southampton in the fiftieth minute and just three minutes later, Anderson got the equalizer and then went on to score once again and take his team up front.
Manchester City are placed third in the league with forty-four points and a positive goal difference of +36. So far in the season, they have gotten fourteen wins, two draws, and three losses. Their form has been in decline and they are currently on a two-game losing streak. After the loss to Crystal Palace, they went on to do the same in the previous round against Leicester. They were defeated by the score of 2-1. Silva scored for Manchester City and Albrighton and Ricardo Pereira did the same for Leicester. It is worth noting that Delph of City received a direct red card in the closing minute of the game.
The two teams have a long history between them, and in the recent past Manchester City have been the better side. Out of the recent five clashes that they’ve played, one has ended as a draw and City have won the four most recent ones. It is worth noting that in three of the five games, we have seen both teams score and in them, they averaged 3 goals per game.
Southampton don't have many missing players for the match against Citizens. Michael Obafemi is injured and he will not play on Sunday. Ryan Bertrand is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and all of them know they are underdogs here.
On the other side Manchester City have more missing players for this game. Claudio Bravo, Eliaquim Mangala and Benjamin Mendy are injured, while Fabian Delph is suspended and they can't help their team at St Marry's. Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Vincent Kompany are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Southampton: McCarthy; Vestergaard, Yoshida, Bednarek; Targett, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Soares; Redmond, Armstrong; Ings
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan; Silva, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling; Aguero
Southampton vs Manchester City Prediction
We expect an interesting and exciting football game with lots of scoring chances, especially for the visitors. The Saints are not in fine fettle and they don't have a chance to win some points against Citizens who are highly motivated to pick up points after bad results. Southampton have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches and their main objective for the match will be fast counterattacks. On the other side Citizens must play offensive from the start and they will try to score from the first minute. Manchester City have won 8 of their last 10 matches against Southampton in all competitions.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Southampton vs Man City Prediction: Man City to win. We expect from Citizens to score at least three goals here and our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. If you want to link these two bets then can win a big. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.