The tough home games for Southampton in December have come to an end with a match against Manchester City. Since Ralph Hasenhuttl’s appointment, The Saints have two wins, one of which was a home fixture against Arsenal. During the week Southampton lost after a comeback by West Ham with 2-1, but overall the improvement in the performance of The Saints is visible.
It was hardly expected at the beginning that Manchester City would be third in the standings despite the easy schedule in December. Pep Guardiola’s players have lost the previous two fixtures in the Premier League, which is the first time this happens in 2018. The decline in the performance of the Citizens is mainly because of the defence – Manchester City don’t have a clean sheet in the previous ten fixtures in all competitions.
Even in lousy form, Manchester City are the favourites in the game on St. Mary’s Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s players need to react quickly, as otherwise, they will lag behind the leaders in the standings Liverpool. In the same time, Southampton look inspired and dangerous in an attack which we think will be enough for them to score at least once. We expect an intriguing game with goals for both sides. I will back BTTS – Yes and Over 2.5 Goals, with Manchester City 3-2 Correct Score.
Southampton vs Manchester City Head to Head
Southampton have one win, one draw and four defeats in the previous six games against Manchester City. In four of these fixtures have been scored over 2.5 goals. The last match between both sides was in November and ended as a win for the Citizens with 6-1.
|04.11.2018||Manchester City vs Southampton||6-1|
|13.05.2018||Southampton vs Manchester City||0-1|
|29.11.2017||Manchester City vs Southampton||2-1|
|15.04.2017||Southampton vs Manchester City||0-3|
|23.10.2016||Manchester City vs Southampton||1-1|
|01.05.2016||Southampton vs Manchester City||4-2|
Southampton vs Manchester City Stats
- In six of the previous seven games of Southampton have been scored over 2.5 goals.
- The Saints have conceded two or more goals in the last three games on St. Mary’s Stadium.
- Southampton have just one win at home this season.
- In eight of the previous ten fixtures of Manchester City were scored over 2.5 goals.
- Manchester City have conceded five goals during the last three away games, after just one goal in the first six.
- The Citizens don’t have a clean sheet in the previous ten games in all competitions.
Southampton vs Manchester City Odds
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Southampton vs Manchester City Team News
Ryan Bertrand is in doubt for Southampton.
Claudio Bravo, Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph will miss the game for Manchester City. Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho and Vincent Kompany are in doubt.