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Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview



Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City will be aiming to bounce back from a heart-breaking 2-0 loss to Manchester United when they take on Southampton in a postponed fixture. 

The Citizens aim to increase their lead over the Red Devils in the Premier League standings, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Saints. 

Pep Guardiola should have a full squad to choose from, with Walker and Foden pushing for a start.

The Saints, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Sheffield United, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their dreadful winless run. 

Even though Southampton regained a much-needed confidence, we are tempted to put our money on Man City, who are eyeing their 12th home win of the season. 

The likes of Ings, Obafemi, Romeu, Smallbone, and Walcott are all likely to miss the game with injuries.

Manchester City vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Manchester City Southampton played so far 27 matches.
Manchester City won 17 direct matches. Southampton won 7 matches. 3 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.93 goals per Match.

Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction

Manchester City in actual season average scored 2.12 goals per match. In 17 (85.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (55.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Southampton average scored 1.23 goals per match in season 2021. In 11 (73.33%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (40.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Guardiola could have a full group of players to choose from on Wednesday following Nathan Ake's return from an injury that has sidelined the defender since December.

Rotation will be key heading into a run of fixtures across four different competitions, which may mean the likes of Phil Foden, Aymeric Laporte, Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva returning to the starting lineup against Southampton.

Sergio Aguero was again an unused substitute against United, but the Argentina international will be eager to get some minutes under his belt and this is as good a chance as any.

Raheem Sterling has been involved in 11 goals in 16 Premier League games against Southampton, though he is among those that will likely be given a breather a few days on from the Manchester derby defeat.

As for Southampton, Danny Ings limped off early on in the win at Bramall Lane and is set for another spell on the sidelines.

Adams performed brilliantly as a substitute at the weekend and his reward should be a starting spot alongside Nathan Tella, who was arguably the Saints' key man against Sheff Utd.

Michael Obafemi, Oriol Romeu, William Smallbone and Theo Walcott will definitely play no part because of injury.

Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Silva, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Torres, Aguero, Foden

Southampton possible starting lineup:
Forster; Maitland-Niles, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Minamino; Adams, Tella