Southampton vs Manchester City Prediction and Betting Preview 05 July 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-0
Setting out this season with the intent of defending the Premier League title, Manchester City failed in their tracks. Putting in effort to string up positive results, the Citizens just could not quite match the impressive numbers they managed the previous season.
Match status: 2019/20 Premier League - Matchweek 33
Venue: St. Mary's Stadium (Southampton)
In truth, City have not fared poorly this season. In fact, they have been very impressive with 66 points from 32 games. However, this tally has been rendered inferior by the superiority of their arch-rivals Liverpool – a side that have garnered 86 points in that same time.

Having lost the league title to Liverpool, the Citizens will now focus solely on retaining their spot behind the table-toppers. With the likes of Leicester and Chelsea blowing hot on their tails, they will need to keep churning out positive results over the coming weeks to stay clear of the chasing pack.

Meanwhile, Southampton have already hit 40 points – considered the bar for Premier League safety – and will be looking to climb further up the log with survival already secured. Taking on City on Sunday evening, the Saints will have to be at their utmost best to stand any chances against these beasts.

Southampton vs Manchester City Team News

With many expecting Southampton to struggle this season, the Saints have played out a pretty decent campaign, distancing themselves from any relegation-related talks. They currently sit 14th on the standings and are a mere five points away from the top-half of the standings.

Pitted against league strugglers Watford last time out, Southampton set out to Vicarage Road with every intent of sweeping their relatively opposition aside. Tagged favorites for the win, the Saints did not fail to deliver the three points.

Grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck right from kick-off, Danny Ings broke the deadlock inside 16 minutes. Another goal from the Englishman followed by a Ward-Prowse effort secured maximum points for Southampton as they posted a 3-1 win on the board.

Giving newly-crowned champions Liverpool a guard of honor prior to their game, City eventually knocked the opposition off their perch. The events that played out at the Etihad Stadium can be likened to the manner in which hip-hop legend Eminem will ‘hand a clout-chasing artiste a career just to destroy it’.

The Citizens looked in complete control of the game, outclassing Liverpool in every single department on the pitch. It was a goal-fest in Merseyside with De Bruyne, Sterling, Foden getting on the scoresheet to register a resounding 4-0 victory over the league champions.

For this fixture, it goes without saying that Manchester City are clear favorites for the win. They are heading into this game on the back of a comprehensive win over Liverpool. You’d bet these players are in the form of their life at the moment.

Barring losses against Man United and Chelsea, the Citizens are on a nine-game winning run across all competitions, registering no less than two goals in three of their previous six games. Also, they have won 12 of their preceding 16 away games, highlighting their class on the road.

Injured or Suspended Players

Southampton: Sam McQueen.

Manchester CityEric Garcia, Sergio Aguero, Zack Steffen and Philippe Sandler.

Pre-Match Odds

Southampton: 10.5
Draw: 5.75
Manchester City: 1.335

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Southampton vs Man City Predictions

When it comes to h2h encounters between these two, City reign supreme. They are on a seven-game winning run against Southampton and have remained unbeaten against this opposition since 2016. Also, they have won each of their previous three games against the Saints on this ground. As such, expect a comfortable Manchester City win here. They should not even have to break a sweat to sweep this relatively weaker Southampton outfit aside.
Our Betting Tip:
Over 3.5 @ 2.40
Correct Score:
Southampton 1-3 Manchester City @

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.91
Match Winner:
Man City to Win @ 1.34
Over 3.5 @ 2.40
Team Goals:
Away Over 2.5 @ 2.15
Away -1.5 AH @ 1.96
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