Defending champions Manchester City are highly favored to take 3 points on Wednesday at Etihad Stadium against Southampton. The Sky Blues lie 1st in the table on 65 points from 28 games. 32 points behind following the first 27 matches Southampton find themselves in a deplorable 14th place.
Results have been under par for Southampton and they will be eager to get back to winning ways against Manchester City.
Stats and facts for Manchester City and Southampton.
- Manchester City has won in the last 15 of 16 matches;
- Manchester City has won in the last 8 of 9 matches at home;
- Manchester City scored in the last 18 of 20 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester City’s last 5 of 7 matches.
- Southampton has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches when playing away;
- Southampton conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Southampton’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Southampton scored in the last 4 of 6 matches.
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Form Manchester City vs Southampton
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Manchester City continue to collect points.
The Sky Blues were halted in their steps last week with a defeat in the league, though form has otherwise been good lately. In their previous 3 matches Manchester City won 2-1 against West Ham and went on to a 4-1 win against Wolves. Their latest match served up a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United.
The Saints hope to boost points tally.
One can’t really point a finger on the results for Southampton in past rounds as they have performed according to their level. In their last 3 matches The Saints were trashed by Leeds in a 3-0 defeat, followed by a 1-0 defeat against Everton. Their most recent match brought a 2-0 win against Sheffield United.
On the back of these strong performances lately Manchester City seem in with a good shot of another win against Southampton.
Manchester City v Southampton Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Southampton were left reeling when Manchester City took a 1-0 win in their latest Premier League encounter. It served as pay back for the 1-0 defeat Southampton handed out in the reverse match. With just 6 of their previous 10 matches going over 2.5 goals, the value bet could be going for under 2.5 goals. All in all, The Sky Blues have had a fine reading on Southampton in previous seasons in the Premier League with a 7-1-2 advantage going into this match.
Manchester City lie 1st in the table on 65 points from 28 matches. 32 points behind following the first 27 matches Southampton find themselves in a dreadful 14th place.
Full Time Betting
According to bookmakers Manchester City have a 83% chance of beating Southampton. That equals odds of 1.20 on Manchester City to win, while the draw sits at 6.50. Placing a bet on the away win for Southampton returns you odds 14.00. Manchester City won 8 of their previous 10 home league games. In contrast Southampton lost 5 of their last 10 away league games.
The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 50% in this match. This equals odds around 2.00, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.80. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 56%. The last 10 home league games for Manchester City averaged 2.5 goals per game with BTTS paying out 3 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Southampton the average total goals were 2.9 with 4 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
The chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is as high as 69% judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This amounts to a payout of odds 1.44 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Accordingly, betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 2.63. Manchester City’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 2.5 goals per match. 5 of Manchester City’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Southampton’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.9 goals per game. 4 of Southampton’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.