Manchester City are at the Etihad Stadium for a match against Southampton this weekend. City look to hold their top of the table position even after this weekend and Guardiola’s men will be able to achieve this objective if they match Liverpool’s results – due to their vastly superior goal difference. Southampton are trying to keep themselves above the drop zone with only two points separating them from 18th-placed Fulham. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester City were able to come away from a difficult game against Tottenham at the Wembley Stadium with a 1-0 win thanks to an early goal from Riyad Mahrez. The midweek match in the League Cup saw Fulham suffer a 2-0 loss against City at the Etihad Stadium.
Southampton failed to take their chances in the recent home game against Newcastle United and ended up with missing a second consecutive goalless draw. The last league goal scored by Southampton was on September 18.
The recent game between City and Southampton witnessed a 1-0 win for the Blues at the St Mary’s Stadium. In the meeting at Etihad Stadium, City picked up a narrow 2-1 win over Southampton. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Manchester City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester City win at 1.11[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton are offered a stunning price of 29.00 to emerge victorious in the game. Even at this price, we would not back City. Pep Guardiola’s men have witnessed Southampton create several opportunities in the recent match against Newcastle but it is unlikely that Mark Hughes’ team will have a sniff at goal in this match. City will dominate possession and they will do the same in terms of chances. Our preview would go with a win for Manchester City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester City win at 1.11[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester City vs Southampton draw odds: 11.00
Southampton win odds: 29.00
Correct Score odds
City have been scoring close to 3 goals per game over the last six league matches. Even though the recent matches between the two clubs have been quite tight on goals, the Southampton team have every reason to fear a heavy defeat. The addition of Riyad Mahrez has provided a new dimension to City’s play. Our correct score prediction would go with a Manchester City 3-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester City 3-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
City have been able to tear apart many opposition this season. Even though Mark Hughes will be happy with his team’s defensive performances so far this season, they have had a tendency to be opened up by the best opposition, which certainly includes Manchester City. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Sergio Aguero does not have the greatest record against Southampton after only scoring three goals in nine league appearances against this team, but his ability to find spaces even against title defences will ultimately help unlock Southampton’s defence. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Aguero, who has six league goals this season.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sergio Aguero at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
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