Manchester City is on a mission to regain their form in the Premier League after two successive draws. The side travels this weekend to St. Mary’s Stadium to take on Southampton. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 12 pm.
The Citizens are currently eight points behind league leaders Liverpool with a game in hand. On the other hand, the Saints are four points better off in third after an impressive season.
If anyone told you that Manchester City could be struggling at 9th on the table at this stage of the campaign while Southampton could be cherishing sitting third on the table, you could have taken it as false.
However, the unpredictable 2020-21 campaign is unfolding strange scenarios from what we were used to. Man City had to contend with sharing the spoils after a low-performance Manchester Derby.
Ilkay Gundogan netted the first goal against West Brom in what seemed like a turnaround match. However, an own goal from Ruben Dias followed with some incredible saves from Sam Johnstone saw the side share the spoils again.
The trip to St. Mary’s is not an easy one, especially with the current form by the side. The sie come off a disappointing 1-1 draw to Arsenal despite facing ten men after a red card shown to Gabriel.
Southampton vs. Man City Head to Head
Both sides have 18 games against each other, with Southampton taking home three wins while Man City with 13 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Arsenal 1-1 Southampton
Southampton 3-0 Sheffield United
Brighton 1-2 Southampton
Southampton 2-3 Man United
Wolves 1-1 Southampton
Man City 1-1 West Brom
United 0-0 Man City
Man City 3-0 Marseille
Man City 2-0 Fulham
FC Porto 0-0 Man City
Southampton Team News
Ralph Hassenhult does not have any injury concerns ahead of their Saturday’s encounter. We expect the same starting XI against Arsenal. Nathan Redmond and Moussa Djenepo are pushing for recalls after coming on as subs. Danny Ings has gone back-to-back games without scoring.
Manchester City Team News
Sergio Aguero is slowly regaining fitness with Citizens in need of goals from the Argentinian. In-form defender Johny Stones was left out against West Brom and could make a return. Kyle Walker, Rihayd Mahrez, and Fernandinho are pushing for recalls.
Prediction and Odds
The inconsistent City side faces off an in-form Southampton at home ground; thus, we expect a draw from this one.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5