Manchester City vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Manchester City’s 28-game unbeaten run came to a halt as fierce rivals Manchester United downed them 2-0 on Sunday in the Premier League fixture. It was one of the most awaited derbies in the contest and the toppers couldn’t come out on the top despite being the favorites in that clash.
However, the City has what it takes to trouble Southampton in the middle. The home team was nine points down from the top spot when they met the visitors in the reverse fixture for a 0-1 win. Now, Guardiola and his boys are 11 points clear at the top of the table and the potential league champions.
Southampton broke their winless streak from the last four games with a win in the last game. The 0-2 win on the road against Sheffield United will still not be enough to break the host’s defense. The away team is 32 points behind the City and from that, expect a high-scoring affair when the former face such a giant in the PL.
Manchester City vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only one of their last ten matches has ended in a draw.
- The host has lost only once in the last ten meetings.
- Their previous encounter gave a 0-1 away win for the City.
- Both teams haven’t scored in their recent two fixtures.
- The host has lost none of their last 11 clashes at home.
Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction
Manchester City has been taken back by their defeat against Manchester United in the derby. The toppers are still in good shape at the top of the league table with just 3 losses in their 28 appearances so far this season. Pep Guardiola will aim to pick up his team from the loss of the last game.
Things will be easy for the gaffer as they are hosting a team that sits in the bottom half of the table. The visitor has lost 12 of their 27 clashes this term until now. Besides, Southampton will come into the fixture with just four wins out of the 14 outings in their schedule.
So, expect a high-scoring affair in ninety minutes with the City probably coming into the game with all guns blazing in the middle. There is no doubt that the match is sizing to be a home win in full-time and expect the Saints to probably even give away a clean sheet in the encounter.
Manchester City vs Southampton Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.70 (7/10).
Manchester City to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.57 (4/7).