Manchester City vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 2 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
The misery of Southampton seems to have no end. It’s hard to envisage that at the start of the season, they were considered a good defensive unit. The last day, they were put to shame in front of their own fans, by the visiting Leicester. One after the other, nine unanswered goals were put into the home team’s nets, and to pile on, now they are taking a hike to Etihad, to face, probably the best attacking side in Europe at present.
Suffice it to say, it would be considered an upset if Pep Guardiola’s men fail to win this game convincingly.
Manchester City vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Citizens won the former six fixtures in a row.
- The combined scorecard for the prior three clashes is 12-3, in favor of the Manchester Blues.
- 13 of the preceding 15 wins went to the same side as well.
- It’s been 15 years since the guests have won at this ground.
- Nine of the former ten encounters at this stadium resulted in home wins.
Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction
After their ordeal against Leicester, the Saints had taken on this same opponent in the Carabao Cup and powered by two Sergio Aguero-goals, City easily progressed to the next round.
This weekend, David Silva and his boys have the home advantage, and with them hot on the pursuit of Liverpool for the top-most spot in the table, there’s no option to take a breather.
The Manchester outfit will have to keep up with their antics, and knowing Pep’s style, another goal-rout is really on the cards. The points they have dropped in the initial stages of the campaign have them trailing by six behind the Reds, and one more game where the defending champions failed to post three points on the board is unthinkable for fans.
Form really is on their side, with them going unbeaten in 42 of their prior 46 fixtures, winning an impressive 40 in the process. Importantly, at home, they have won 20 of their last 22 and remained invincible in 21.
Meanwhile, their opposite number is winless in their former five, of which four were losses, and was devoid of a win in their preceding three on the road.
Finally, the Citizens have also dominated this opponent emphatically in h2h clashes, and especially so at home.
Bringing all these factors under the microscope, the logical deduction is a huge win for the hosts this Saturday.
Manchester City vs Southampton Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 Team Goals by Manchester City @ 1.40 (2/5).