Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
A struggling Southampton pay a daunting visit to Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday.
One look at Man City’s form at the Etihad, and it would be hard not to feel for Southampton. Pep Guardiola’s men have bagged three consecutive 5-0 victories in their last three home Premier League games against Arsenal, Norwich and Everton.
John Stones and Aymeric Laporte may be missing, but Man City are still favorites. The Citizens head into their latest match in fifth-place in the Premier League on nine points from four games, six points above their 14th-placed opponents.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis in the Premier League
Man City boast splendid stats in their last 10 Premier League fixtures. The Citizens hit the target 2.7 times on average per game, scoring 27 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 10 goals, an average of 1 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
Southampton, on the other hand, have performed more or less to expectations. In their previous 10 Premier League fixtures, the Saints have scored 11 goals for an average of 1.1 goals per game. They conceded 14 goals, an average of 1.4 per game, and kept 2 clean sheets.
Stats and facts for Manchester City and Southampton.
Fun stats Manchester City
- Manchester City has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Manchester City has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Manchester City has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Manchester City scored in the last 29 of 31 matches.
Fun stats Southampton
- Southampton did not win the last 6 matches in a row;
- Southampton unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Southampton did not win the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
- Southampton has lost in the last 6 of 7 matches when playing away.
Form Manchester City vs Southampton
The Sky Blues on a roll.
Manchester City will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their 3 latest outings, Pep Guardiola’s side achieved a 5-0 win against Arsenal and went on to a 1-0 win against Leicester. Their latest game produced a 6-3 win against RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
Southampton looking for more.
While tough to break down Southampton will be eager to turn one of their many draws into a win. In their previous 3 matches, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side experienced an 8-0 win against Newport and went on to a 2-2 draw against Newcastle. Their latest match served up a dull 0-0 draw at West Ham.
Manchester City v Southampton – Fixture history
When these two clubs last faced off against each other, Manchester City ended up taking all 3 points in a 5-2 victory.
The reigning Premier League champions have the following 8-1-1 meeting statistics with Southampton.
Riyad Mahrez is on 2 goals in the last 6 appearances, so he certainly catches the eye as a possible goalscorer again for the home team. With Mohamed Elyounoussi on 4 goals in the last 6 games, he has delivered the goods for Southampton and will hope to do so once more.