Southampton vs Manchester City prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
Southampton vs Manchester City Stats
- Man City have won their last 12 league matches.
- Man City have scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight away league matches.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of Southampton's last six league games.
- Man City are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 matches against Southampton in all competitions.
Betting Tip: Manchester City to win and both teams to score
Manchester City are playing on auto-pilot at the minute and now sit a staggering 11 points clear at the top of the table. The antepost title favourites defeated Chelsea last week and the squad that has been put together by Pep Guardiola are just going from strength to strength. They’ve benefited hugely from the compound effects of having the same patterns of play.
They head to the south coast as 1/3 favourites and it’s hard to argue with them quotes given their current winning streak, it’s just a case of finding a way to get City on side at a decent price. In this match I think it’s the 9/5 on the visitors to win and concede that makes the most appeal given Southampton are looking in decent scoring form of late.
The Saints saw their five game unbeaten run come to a close at Molineux last week but they did score in that clash which means they’ve notched in their last six matches in all competitions. There’s options in the final third for Ralph Hassenhuttl with the likes of Che Adams, Adam Armstrong and the in-form loanee Armando Broja.
Betting Tip: Romain Perraud to score anytime
One player who’s caught the eye of late though is left wing back Romain Perraud. The former Brest man has regularly found himself up the pitch and in decent striking positions, he’s registered at least one shot in his last six games including two shots in back to back games. He hit the post last week and sooner or later one of his shots will go in so I’m willing to chance a small play on the Frenchman to score anytime at a bulbous 28/1.