After winning two games in a row Southampton slowed down a bit and lost at home to West Ham in midweek. The Saints are 16th in the standings, three points away from the relegation zone. Having been considered as a genuine title contenders, Manchester City put their foot off the gas pedal recently and lost valuable points in the title race in the past weeks. Two losses on a row and the Blues from Manchester are aleready 3rd in the league, trailing leaders Liverpool by 7 points.
Southampton vs Manchester City Head to Head
|Last H2H games since 2000||Last 10 games at Southampton||Last meeting|
|Southampton||5 W/ 3 D/ 12 L||3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L||Loss|
|Manchester City||12 W/ 3 D/ 5 L||5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L||Win|
Worth mentioning: Only three of the nine games played at St. Marry Stadium have seen both teams scoring with Manchester City managing to keep a clean sheet on the other six occasions. The goal difference stands at 40:23 against Southampton.
Last game between the teams: 04.11.2018 Manchester City – Southampton 6:1; Wesley Hoedt 6’ (own goal), Sergio Aguero 12’, David Silva 18’, Raheem Sterling 45’, 67’, Leroy Sane 90’; Danny Ings 30’ (penalty)
Last game at this venue: 13.05.2018 Southampton – Manchester City 0:1; Gabriel Jesus 90’
Southampton vs Manchester City Stats
as of: 28.12.2018
|Last game||Last 10|
|Southampton||Loss||2 W/ 3 D/ 5 L||1 W/ 3 D/ 1 L|
|Manchester City||Loss||6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L|
Worth mentioning: There were over 2,5 goals scored in seven of the last ten games where the Saints were involved. If we look to City’s last ten games, the number of games producing over 2,5 goals is nine. All of the last five games for City see both teams scoring, with just the EFL cup draw to Leicester ending in under 2,5 goals game. We have to look 10 games back to find the last time the Citizens managed to keep a clean sheet.
Last game Southampton: 27.12.2018 Southampton – West Ham 1:2; Nathan Redmond 50’; Felipe Anderson 53’, 59’
Last game Manchester City: 26.12.2018 Leicester – Manchester City 2:1; Marc Albrighton 19’, Ricardo Pereira 81’; Bernardo Silva 14’. Fabian Delph was dismissed for City in the 89’
Top performers Southampton: Danny Ings 7 goals, 1 assist; Stuart Armstrong 3 goals; Nathan Redmond 2 goals, 2 assists.
Top performers Manchester City: Raheem Sterling 9 goals, 6 assists; Sergio Aguero 8 goals, 5 assists; Leroy Sane 6 goals, 7 assists.
Southampton vs Manchester City News
Missing players Southampton: Sam Gallagher is the only sure missing player. Cedric Soares and Ryan Bertrand are doubtful.
Missing players Manchester City: Cladio Bravo, Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany and Gabriel Jesus are all injured. Fabian Delph is suspended after he was sent off in midweek against Leicester.
Southampton vs Manchester City Predictions
Manchester City to win & both teams to score