Manchester City vs Southampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Etihad Stadium

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Manchester City vs Southampton Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Manchester City were able to register their eighth league win of the campaign after beating Spurs 1-0 at the Wembley Stadium. It was an extremely difficult match due to the poor condition of the pitch, but Riyad Mahrez’ early goal helped pick up a crucial victory. City went on to get a 2-0 win over Fulham in the midweek League Cup game to reach the quarter-finals. Southampton failed to find the back of the net amidst a whole host of opportunities in the goalless draw with Newcastle last weekend. The likes of Nathan Redmond and Danny Ings received extremely good opportunities.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Southampton were able to hold Manchester City relatively well in the two meetings last season. However, a trip to the Etihad Stadium may strike fear into Southampton with the Blues on a brilliant run of form of late. Over the last six games, Manchester City and Liverpool have been the top scorers with 16 goals scored. Hughes may have been pleased to see his team pick up back-to-back clean sheets, but I would go with a win for City and over 3.5 goals.

Southampton are so poor going forward that they have been unable to score in any of the last five league games. The Saints’ last Premier League goal was in the middle of September. Even though the Saints had several chances against Newcastle, it is unlikely to be the case at the Etihad Stadium with Manchester City set to dominate possession. I would go with a clean sheet for City.

Manchester City win and total goals over 3.5 – 4/5

Manchester City clean sheet – 4/6

Manchester City have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 10 games

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Southampton

Southampton saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Southampton saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Manchester City

AVG Goals

5.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

9

Draw

1

Lost

0
W H

29-09-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-10-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

07-10-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

23-10-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Shakhtar Donetsk Team Logo Shakhtar Donetsk

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

29-10-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

01-11-2018

EFL Cup

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-11-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 6 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

W H

07-11-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Shakhtar Donetsk Team Logo Shakhtar Donetsk

FT 6 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

11-11-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Southampton Form Guide

Southampton Team Logo

Southampton

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
W A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

17-09-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

29-09-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-10-2018

EFL Cup

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 4 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

07-10-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

20-10-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-10-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-11-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 6 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

D H

10-11-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Manchester City Preview

Guardiola has kept City in the best frame of mind with the team able to accompany Liverpool at the top of the table. After having dominated their way to the league title, City may have been forgiven for losing their focus this season. Yet, City have not only been great in the domestic competitions but they are also aiming for a quadruple due to an extremely strong squad. Even when the likes of Kevin De Bruyne have not been available for large chunks of the campaign, City have been able to get a wonderful set of results. Riyad Mahrez has been going through a brilliant run of form over the last few weeks, as he has finally received an extended break in the team.

Manchester City Team News

Kevin De Bruyne (knee) and Claudio Bravo (Achilles tendon) are the players unavailable for Pep Guardiola.

Southampton Preview

Mark Hughes was left to rue the club’s offensive choices in the recent match against Newcastle United, Southampton fell to a second consecutive goalless draw. However, the match against Newcastle was quite different with Southampton having plenty of chances in front of goal to take the three points. Hughes will be happy with Southampton giving little to the opposition and it is one of the few positives for the club, who get ready to face a tricky return of fixtures in the league and League Cup. Danny Ings remains the most lethal player for Southampton after having scored three league goals.

Southampton Team News

There are no injury or suspension worries for Mark Hughes coming into the game.

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Southampton Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City vs Southampton Sidelined Players

Manchester City
8 Ilkay Guendogan Injured
17 Kevin De Bruyne Injured
1 Claudio Bravo Injured
Southampton

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 89
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
5 CD John Stones 188 70
14 CD Aymeric Laporte 191 85
22 RB Benjamin Mendy 185 85
21 CM David Silva 173 67
20 CM Bernardo Silva 173 64
25 CM Fernandinho 179 66
19 RF Leroy Sane 183 75
7 LF Raheem Sterling 170 69
10 CF Sergio Aguero 173 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Alex McCarthy 193 79
21 RB Ryan Bertrand 179 85
6 CD Wesley Hoedt 188 77
5 CD Jack Stephens 185 84
2 LB Cedric Soares 172 67
16 CDM James Ward-Prowse 173 66
18 CDM Mario Lemina 184 85
23 CDM Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg 185 84
22 CM Nathan Redmond 173 75
7 CM Shane Long 178 81
9 CF Danny Ings 178 73