2019-20 Premier League – Southampton vs Man City Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Southampton vs Man City kick off? Sunday 5th July, 2020 – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Southampton vs Man City being played? St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

Where can I get tickets for Southampton vs Man City? No tickets are available as this match will be played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Southampton vs Man City on in the UK? BBC

Where can I stream Southampton vs Man City in the UK? This match can be streamed live on the BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTHAMPTON

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Redmond; Ings, Long

Unavailable: Vestergaard (Injured), Hojbjerg (Injured), Boufal (Injured)

Doubtful: Valery (Injured)

MAN CITY

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Gundogan, David Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Bernardo Silva

Unavailable: Aguero (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE KEY STATS

  • Southampton have lost 4 of their last 5 home league matches
  • Southampton have lost to nil in each of their last 2 home league matches
  • Southampton have kept only 2 clean sheets in their last 21 home league matches
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Southampton's last 3 home league games
  • Both teams have scored in 5 of the last 6 matches between Southampton and Man City in all competitions
  • Man City have lost 3 of their last 4 away league matches
  • Man City have won their last 7 matches against Southampton in all competitions
  • Man City have won to nil in 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions
  • Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Southampton in all competitions
  • Man City have conceded 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 away league matches
  • Kevin De Bruyne has scored in 4 of Man City’s last 5 matches in all competitions

THE PREDICTION

City were in sensational form on Thursday night as they dismantled the newly-crowned champions and they have looked exceptional since the restart. Pep Guardiola has been able to rotate his team but retain a strong side and they are benefitting from the strength in depth they have at their disposal. Southampton are comfortable in mid-table and have nothing but pride to play for and they will be keen to test themselves against City. If their levels of intensity are not impeccable, they could be in trouble however. They have good goal threat themselves with the in-form Danny Ings leading the line but while they may get on the scoresheet, City should win out in what could be a high-scoring game.

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