Manchester City vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday 18th September 2021
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Manchester City are scoring lots of goals and that is a great sign for a club who had to sell Sergio Aguero in the summer and missed out on Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane.
In midweek City scored 6 goals as they beat RB Leipzig 6-3 in the Champions League group stage. In two of their last three league games they have scored 10 goals although last weekend they had to settle for a 1-0 victory over Leicester. But City are in good form and are enjoying their football.
Southampton are yet to win this season but have drawn their last 3 games in a row. One of those was against Manchester United so that was a valuable point. Last weekend the Saints claimed a 0-0 draw against West Ham and the club has significantly improved since losing their opening weekend game 3-1 against Everton.
Manchester City vs Southampton Head to Head
- Manchester City won this fixture last season 5-2.
- Southampton have not beaten Manchester City away from home since 2004
- Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne for Manchester City scored 4 goals between them the last time they faced Southampton.
Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction
Even though Southampton are not losing games the problem is they don’t look like winning them either. This game looks like it will be beyond them too having to face the current champions away from home.
The game plan could be for the Saints to sit back and try and frustrate City and try and counter attack. Maybe they can score, but we can’t see an upset here and in fact manager Pep Guardiola would have been a little upset at his team, Manchester City for conceding 3 goals in midweek, and will be determined to try and keep a clean sheet for this game.
With 5-0 wins over both Norwich and Arsenal at this very stadium we feel that City will ease to a good win