Southampton – Manchester City : Preview & Prediction
Southampton and Manchester City meet at St. Mary’s Stadium in a match for the 20th round of the Barclays Premier League. Manchester City won at home by (6-1) the last time they faced in this edition of the league on 04-11-2018. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 games. Indeed, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 13-05-2018, in a game by Barclays Premier League that ended the victory of Manchester City by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by Gabriel Jesus (90 ‘).
After 3 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses, the home team is in 16th place, having won 15 points. In the last match, he lost to West Ham at home (1-2), having won in the previous game in a game against Huddersfield Town, (1-3). For the championship, the Southampton won 8 points in 27 possible, after 1 victory, 5 draws and 3 losses in the last 9 games that played in his stadium. In their domestic league matches the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (4 out of 9 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 19 games in the competition, never managed to turn the score in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: he has scored 5 of his 14 goals in between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Southampton is a club that throughout its history has been runner-up of the Premier League once, in addition to being runner-up of the Championship (national second division) three times and FA Cup champion once. In the current season, the team has been making a very weak campaign within the national championship, having won only 15 of the 57 points played thus far, being thus in the bottom of the table, with a small advantage before the first team within the zone of relegation. In the last five games Southampton played as the country’s only national team, four of them scored one or more goals in the first half. I believe that in this match, to play at home, Southampton will be able to score his goals and will make one more a busy game.
The visiting team is currently in 3rd place with 44 points, after 14 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to Crystal Palace for (2-3). In the last match, lost out to Leicester City by (2-1). In the last 9 away games, Manchester City have 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats, having seized 17 points out of 27. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: scored the first goal in 16 of the last 19 games for Barclays Premier League, of those 16 reached the interval in advantage in 12 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘ in 14.
Manchester City is currently the Premier League champion, which has won four more times in its history, as well as having five FA Cup titles and a European Cup Winners Cup, won in 1969/70. In the current season, the team has made a good start to the national championship, winning 44 of 61 points so far, still relatively close to the first place, Liverpool. In the last five games that Manchester City played as a visitor, counting more than one competition, in four of them were scored one or more goals in the first half. I believe that in this match Manchester City will make another game with several goals, where it will have quality to swing the networks of the opponent even playing away from home.
Southampton – Manchester City : Betting Tips
Manchester City – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70