Southampton vs Manchester City – Predictions and Free Bets

Published: April 9, 2023
Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: April 9, 2023

Title chasing Manchester City are looking to continue their great run of results recently on Saturday. They face bleak looking Southampton, who don’t have the bearing of a team capable of threatening Manchester City at the moment.

Southampton vs Manchester City Stats

  • In 17 of the last 18 Southampton matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Southampton have conceded in 22 of the last 24 home matches
  • In 9 of the last 10 Southampton home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Southampton have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
  • In 5 of the last 7 Southampton matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Manchester City have won the last 5 matches in a row without conceding a goal
  • Manchester City have scored in 25 of the last 27 matches
  • Manchester City have not lost the last 10 matches in a row
  • Manchester City have won the last 6 matches in a row
  • Manchester City have won 5 of the last 6 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals

Southampton vs Manchester City Squad lists

Southampton Squad

The 39-year-old coach of the home team, Ruben Selles, will select the lineup against Manchester City from this squad:

  • Adam Armstrong, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Alex McCarthy, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Carlos Alcaraz, Che Adams, Duje Caleta-Car, Gavin Bazunu, Ibrahima Diallo, James Bree, James Ward-Prowse, Jan Bednarek, Joe Aribo, Juan Larios, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Kgaogelo Chauke, Kyle Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Mislav Orsic, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Mohammed Salisu, Moussa Djenepo, Paul Onuachu, Romain Perraud, Romeo Lavia, Samuel Edozie, Sekou Mara, Stuart Armstrong, Theo Walcott, Valentino Livramento, Wilfredo Caballero.

Manchester City Squad

Here is the full squad of the away team. The 52 year-old Manchester City manager Guardiola will select his starting XI from these players:

  • Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Cole Palmer, Ederson, Erling Haaland, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish, John Stones, Julian Alvarez, Kalvin Phillips, Kevin De Bruyne, Kyle Walker, Manuel Akanji, Maximo Perrone, Nathan Ake, Phil Foden, Rico Lewis, Riyad Mahrez, Rodri, Ruben Dias, Scott Carson, Sergio Gomez, Stefan Ortega.

Southampton vs Manchester City Lineups

Southampton vs Manchester City Preview

A solitary draw point prevents Southampton from having nothing to show for their previous three games. They came up short in a 0-2 defeat against Brentford, before drawing 3-3 with Tottenham. They came up empty-handed once again when West Ham ran out as 1-0 winners. Southampton claimed just a single measly home win from a possible six in the Premier League, which also saw them drawing one and losing four matches, in which they scored five and conceded nine goals. Southampton have the worst defensive record at home this season in the Premier League. They so far conceded no less than 24 goals at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Manchester City are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last three matches on the bounce. RB Leipzig got left behind in a 7-0 win, before Burnley got hammered in a 6-0 victory. Liverpool was the most recent victim in a 4-1 win for Manchester City. In their last six Premier League away matches, Manchester City have three wins, they’ve drawn one and lost one two. They scored ten while also conceding six times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats. Manchester City are among the 2 best away teams in the Premier League this season. They put eight wins on the board, scoring 24 goals whilst also conceding 12.

Southampton vs Manchester City H2H

Southampton were unable to win even once in their last 5 matches against Manchester City. The last time these two teams faced off against each other, Manchester City came away as 4-0 winners. No doubt they are planning a similar outcome on Saturday. Southampton enter the match against Manchester City with a 1-2-7 record in their previous ten encounters. A win rate of 10%, which is perhaps worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Current Premier League standings

Sitting bottom of the table, Southampton have claimed 23 points after 29 rounds, while Manchester City have amassed 64 points. This places the latter as number 2 in the Premier League at the moment.

Full Time Betting

St. Mary’s Stadium saw Southampton winning three, drawing one and losing six of their 10 most recent games here across all tournaments. Manchester City won five of their 10 most recent away games, drew two and lost three. Southampton managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played at St. Mary’s Stadium. Meanwhile, Manchester City were first on target in eight of their last 10 outings away from home.

Both Teams to Score

Supporters will be hoping to see a similarly thrilling encounter, as it turned out to be the last time Southampton played against Manchester City. It finished 4-0 in a great match between the pair. In the past ten matches between home side Southampton and Manchester City both teams found the back of the net five times. Best priced odds on both teams to score with the bookies are at 2.00. In five of the previous ten matches between Southampton and Manchester City both teams scored.

Over/Under Tips

Southampton managed an average of 0.7 goals in the past ten encounters against Manchester City, who scored 2.3 goals on average. Over 2.5 goals happened five times, while both teams scored five times. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Southampton’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 0.7 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals appeared in six of the last ten matches that Manchester City played across all tournaments. They scored 3.2 times on average in the process.


About Joe Kizlauskas

Joe is a seasoned iGaming copywriter and speaker who has been in the business since 2015. He's written more words on all elements of iGaming than he likes to remember, and he's contributed material to a number of well-known brands. Joe may be seen playing 5 a side, at the gym or playing games on his Playstation when he is not writing.