After having their 21 unbeaten streaks in the Premier League come to a grueling stop, Manchester City continues their hopes of securing the current title when they welcome Southampton home. The match schedules for Wednesday at Eithad Stadium with a kickoff at 9 pm.
The Premier League leaders lost 2-0 in the Manchester Derby against rivals Manchester United. Despite their last defeat, the Citizens sit 11 points clear at the top of the table. Southampton received their first win after ten outings. The Saints remain seven points clear of the relegation zone ahead of this midweek clash.
It was a pretty frustrating night for Pep Guardiola as he saw his side end their 21 unbeaten streaks in a Manchester Derby. The side was only six wins away from a world record of consecutive wins for a top flight-club in all competitions held by The New Saints.
Bruno Fernandez put the Red Devils with a penalty spot following a Gabriel Jesus’ challenge less than two minutes into the game. Luke Shaw finished off the match with a second-half strike. It marked the first defeat for Pep in 28 games in all competitions that date back to November 2020.
Guardiola will be quick for a swift response for his players against a Saints side who find winning ways last weekend. The Saints previously lost eight of their last nine matches to slide down the division.
Manchester City vs. Southampton Head to Head
Both sides have 19 games against each other, with Manchester City taking home 14 wins while Southampton with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Manchester City 0-2 Manchester United
Man City 4-1 Wolves
Man City 2-1 West Ham
Borussia M’glabach 0-2 Man City
Arsenal 0-1 Man City
Sheffield United 0-2 Southampton
Everton 1-0 Southampton
Leeds United 3-0 Southampton
Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
Southampton 1-2 Wolves
Manchester City Team News
Pep does not have any fresh injury concerns ahead of their clash with Nathan Ake’s return from an injury. We expect a rotation of players with Phil Foden, Kyle Walker, and Bernardo Silva returning to the starting lineup.
Southampton Team News
Danny Ings limped off the pitch in their win at Bramall Lane and expected to remain on the sidelines. It means Che Adams might get the nod alongside Nathan Tella in the attack. Michael Obafemi, William Smallbone, and Oriol Romelu remain sidelined with injuries.
Prediction and Odds
City will be looking for a quick response following their recent defeat against a Saints side with only one win.
Manchester City Win
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score