Premier League 2020-21
Southampton F.C. vs. Manchester City F.C. – Sat, 19th December
Southampton F.C. vs. Manchester City F.C. Match Prediction:
Manchester City F.C. will take on Southampton F.C. on Saturday 19th December in their next Premier League fixture at the St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton. Manchester City will target to bounce back to victorious ways when they visit Southampton.
Today match prediction claims stadium St. Mary’s of the Southampton, which has witnessed far more delight than it has in previous editions, is set to spectate Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and his team’s efforts to remain in the top four spots.
Manchester City heads into this crucial clash on the back of successive draws, with the last one taking place against West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium. The Cityzen’s brawls in front of goal have highlighted their struggles this season as per the betting tips, as they have only scored 18 goals in 12 matches yet far.
In the meantime, the Southampton roster is rising with seven wins in 13 games. They have deciphered moments of intelligence into goals, and betting tips say there is an imprint of the improved character down the south coast of the country. A victory for Southampton would take them to second spot as envisaged by today match prediction.
Head to head: In totality, Manchester City has 36 wins against the Saints, while Southampton has 32 victories. At the same time, an entirety of 25 matches between the two sides has finished as draws. The last time these teams engaged in a 1-0 win at St. Mary’s, Che Adams’ goal will bring about an intellect of assurance.
Southampton’s recent form in Premier League: D-W-W-L-D
Manchester City’s recent form in Premier League: D-D-W-W-L
Betting tips state the Saints will look to stay solid and not over obligate on the sides, as Manchester City’s slick passing on either side could crack their defense. In its place, they’ll trust on set-pieces through Vestergaard and Bednarek, while the wingers sham a counter-attacking warning. Today match prediction foresees Manchester City will have to toil it out but will yield all three points.
Manchester City FC will win this game.
Amongst a goal-scoring disaster, it’ll be interesting to see if Manager Pep Guardiola indicates a start to Manchester City’s talismanic forward Sergio Aguero.
Eric Garcia and Oleksandr Zinchenko and are ruled out due to wounds, while John Stones should return to the playing XI in place of Nathan Ake. Betting tips suggest Joao Cancelo can move to left-back to adjust Kyle Walker down to the defence’s opposite side.
The Saints luckily have no new injury worries ahead of the match, and they’re likely to play the same starting XI that earned them a point against fiery Arsenal. The likes of Nathan Redmond and Moussa Djenepo, who can make something through their complex dribbling, are assertive for starting spots as per the match tips.
Southampton predicted XI: Alex McCarthy; Stuart Armstrong; Che Adams, Danny Ings, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Ryan Bertrand; Theo Walcott.
Manchester City predicted XI: Ederson; Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo; Raheem Sterling.