Southampton vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Southampton vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Southampton are most safe from relegation after a crucial 1-0 win over relegation rivals Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. Southampton were able to make recent form count more than home advantage, as Manolo Gabbiadini broke the Swansea hearts with a 72nd minute goal. Manchester City, meanwhile, set a new Premier League record of 105 goals after a 3-1 success over Brighton. Even though Danilo’s early goal was cancelled out quickly by Leonardo Ulloa, City came up with the record-breaking goal through Bernardo Silva just before half-time. A second-half goal from Fernandinho confirmed the three points for City.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Southampton may look to try and prevent Manchester City from running away with the game, as a heavy defeat at the St Mary’s Stadium can be a gift on the plate for Swansea, who are up against Stoke at the Liberty Stadium. Southampton have built their recent positive set of results on the back of a strong defensive run. City, though, have been able to score over 2.5 goals in five out of the last seven away games. Even in recent head-to-head meetings with Southampton, City have gone beyond this tally in three out of the last five games. I would go with City to break the total of over 2.5 goals.

Southampton are in search of Premier League safety and may not sit back against Manchester City, as Mark Hughes will be aware about the dangers of the same. City are far from outstanding at the back. I see excellent value in choosing both teams to score.

Manchester City to score over 2.5 goals – 5/4

Both teams to score – 7/10

Southampton saw over 1.5 goals in 7 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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Southampton Form Guide

Southampton Team Logo

Southampton

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W A

18-03-2018

FA Cup

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

31-03-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-04-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

05-05-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-05-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W A

31-03-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

04-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

22-04-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

29-04-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Southampton Preview

Mark Hughes has been able to witness a late flurry of strong results at Southampton. The return of seven points from the last three matches has enabled the Saints to get out of the drop zone at a crucial time. However, the job is far from done with Southampton still not mathematically safe going into the last game of the campaign. The substantial advantage in terms of goal difference will come to the rescue of Southampton, as it would take two incredible set of results to take Southampton down into the Championship.

Southampton Team News

Mark Hughes will be without Mario Lemina (hamstring), Steven Davies (Achilles tendon), and Jan Bednarek (head) for this game.

Manchester City Preview

Manchester City do not appear to be in a mood to rest as they go in search of new Premier League across the break. The club will be able to hit a tally of 100-points in the 38 game campaign for the first time with a victory over Southampton. It is not beyond City’s reach, as Guardiola has seen his team register a victory in 31 out of the 37 league matches so far. City have suffered only two league defeats and one of them has been away from home. The biggest display of strength from City has been an amazing run of form even when Sergio Aguero, who remains the club’s top scorer, has been unavailable for more than a month.

Manchester City Team News

David Silva and Sergio Aguero (knee) are the two players unavailable for Manchester City.

Southampton Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

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 vs Manchester City Sidelined Players

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