Before the Champions League action takes the center stage, the Premier League will witness a clash between the two teams who are completely at the opposite end of the Premier League point table. Southampton will be hosting Manchester City at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. Both the clubs are at completely different tangents of the point table but the Citizens would have not forgotten the loss against the home team which led to their exit from the EFL cup.
Southampton are at the bottom of the Premier League table and it looks like the club is ready to get relegated from the Premier League this season. The top bookmakers have some fantastic EPL odds on their website.
Manchester City are currently at the 2nd spot in the points table with 64 points and 20 wins. They are 8 points away from the league leaders Arsenal.
After 11 years of presence in the Premier League, Southampton will witness relegation if they don’t turn things around. The club are at the bottom of the points table and have witnessed consecutive losses. In their last fixture, the Saints witnessed a loss against West Ham by 1-0. The players are finding it difficult to keep the ball and convert opportunities into goals.
Larios, Livramento and Bella-Kotchap are out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Bazunu (GK), Bednarek, Perraud, Walker-Peters, Salisu, Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Walcott & Adams
The Citizens are on an 11-match unbeaten streak and the management would like to continue the same performance. They are coming to play against Southampton after scoring a dominating win against Liverpool by 4-1. The squad looks confident and their approach towards the game is working in favour of the club. Earling Haaland is expected to make his comeback after recovering from his injury.
Alvarez has done a good job in the recent game but Haaland’s mark his absence from the starting XI.
Predicted Lineup: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo, Haaland, Grealish
We predict a one-sided game which will fall in favour of in-form Manchester City. City needs to keep winning if they want to keep pressure on league leaders Arsenal. Man City will surely ease past Southampton in this one.