Manchester City will be looking to continue their impressive form when they welcome Southampton to the Etihad Stadium this Saturday in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s side will enter the upcoming match on the back of an emphatic 5-0 Champions League victory over Copenhagen.
Erling Haaland was unstoppable once again as the Norwegian bagged a brace before the half-time to take his goal tally to an incredible 19 across all competitions this season.
Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez also added to the scoreline after an own goal from Davit Khocholava as the Citizens registered their third successive victory in Europe.
Southampton, on the other hand, are enduring a difficult run at the moment as they have lost their previous three matches in the English top-flight.
The Saints were in action against Everton last weekend and Joe Aribo put them in the ascendency by scoring early in the second half.
However, the Toffees made a strong comeback as Conor Coady equalised with a smart finish before Dwight McNeil added another in the space of just two mintues.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side ultimately suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat, with lack of precision in the final third letting them down at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side are currently the only unbeaten team in the English top-flight this season. They were expected to find tough opponents in Manchester United last Sunday but they cruised past the Red Devils with Haaland and Phil Foden both scoring hat-tricks.
Manchester City failed to pick up full points against Southampton in both the home and away league fixtures last season. However, the Citizens are currently in a buoyant mood and will be looking to claim another comfortable home victory.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is under huge pressure after making a poor start to the 2022-23 season. They are only a point above the relegation zone at the moment, having secured only two wins from their eight league matches.
Southampton have failed to win any of their previous 11 league visits to Manchester City and their chances of getting a good result at the Etihad this weekend look very slim.
Manchester City will not be able to avail the services of Kalvin Phillips, John Stones and Kyle Walker as they are all out with injuries. Rodri should return to the playing XI after recovering from a minor knock.
Meanwhile, Southampton will be missing Valentino Livramento and Romeo Lavia on Saturday as they are both on the treatment table.
Manchester City vs Southampton Potential line-ups
Manchester City: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Ake, Gomez; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Southampton: Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Caleta-Car, Larios; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Aribo; Mara, Adams
How to Watch?
Manchester City vs Southampton, alongside all other Premier League matches this season, is available to watch online via live soccer streams.
Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction
City shouldn’t have any problems to breach Southampton’s backline this Saturday with Erling Haaland leading their attack. The Norwegian is unstoppable at the moment as he is scoring goals in every game against any opposition.
Manchester City 3-0 Southampton
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