Premier League – Match-day 10: Manchester City v Southampton
Man City at home against Soton – Saturday – 3:00pm GMT – The Etihad Stadium.
Soton are hopeful of taking point sand moving up the table when they visit Man City, as sixteenth place takes on second in the League.
Manchester City arrive at this meeting, having secured 20 points so far this season
Man City will be buoyant, following a 6-3 home win against Manchester United in their last fixture.
Also, Man City keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight matches is astonishing this season, contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 20 points (6W, 0L and 2D), they are established in second position in the League having won six fixtures and drawn two meetings.
Playing at home, Man City have won four games.
Winning this fixture will see Manchester City on 23 points.
Injury and illness have depleted Pep Guardiola’s Man City and they will likely be missing three key personnel for Saturday’s match.
Southampton’s Premier League season, has so far seen them gain seven points, going into this game
Soton will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Everton at St. Mary’s Stadium. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.
Also, Soton have a huge task to over-turn their rivals in this match, having already lost three matches this season. With seven points, they currently sit sixteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws having won two games, drawn one game, and lost five fixtures.
Soton have won one game and lost three games of their four League matches on the road this season.
Southampton will see 10 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Soton may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Manchester City v Southampton – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels this fixture has historically favoured the locals, in terms of results.Man City have recorded 21 wins and nine draws. Further, the two sides have played out draws in four of their last five meetings encounters. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Southampton took all three points winning 1-4 away.
For Man City, Erling Haaland is one of the top performing players after having scored14 goals in eight League games this campaign, while Joe Aribo is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in eight League matches this season for Soton.
Other players of note for Man City are Erling Haaland and Phil Foden with 14 goals each and for Soton are Joe Aribo and Che Adams with two goals both.