Manchester City will travel to Saint Mary’s Stadium this Saturday to face Southampton in the 23rd round fixture of the 2021/22 Premier League season.
Venue: Saint Mary’s Stadium
Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven home games (W2, D5).
They have lost just one home game in ten matches.
The hosts have scored 25 goals in the league this season. 13 of those have come at home.
Ralph Hassenhuttle’s side have conceded just nine goals at home this season. Only four sides have conceded fewer goals on average.
Manchester City have won their last 12 Premier League games.
They have won their last four away games in all competitions.
Manchester City have conceded a league-low two first-half goals this season.
No PL side has scored more goals inside the opening 15 minutes so far (12) than Man City.
Head to head
Both sides have met 35 times in the Premier League. Man City have 20 wins in that period, while Southampton have seven wins (D8).
Latest performances in all competitions
Man City: W-W-W-W-W
Southampton’s five-game unbeaten run (their joint-longest unbeaten run of this Premier League (PL) campaign) was brought to halt last weekend as they lost 3-1 to Wolves at the Molineux Stadium.
Goals from Raul Jimenez, Conor Coady and Adama Traore sealed the win for Bruno Lage’s side, condemning the Saints to their seventh win of the season. The result means that Ralph Hassenhutl’s men come into this sitting in 12th with 24 points having won five games this season (D9).
They will come into this fixture hoping to pull off a shock win or at least a draw like they managed the last time both sides met.
However, judging by their recent record, they will struggle to keep City from scoring as they are without a clean sheet in their last eleven games.
But then they should have some belief in them given that they are on a seven-game unbeaten PL run at home (W3, D4) – their best since March-October 2016 and have won each of their last two matches against sides starting the day at the top of the Premier League – Everton and Liverpool, both last season.
Possible Southampton starting line-ups
Fraser Forster; Salisu, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Romain Perraud; Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Mohamed Elyounoussi; Adam Armstrong, Armando Borja.
Injured: Valentino Livramento, Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, William Smallbone
Manchester City will look to make it 13 Premier League wins in a row when they travel to Saint Mary’s this weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Chelsea 1-0 over the weekend to secure their 12 wins in a row thanks to a long-range strike from Kevin De Bruyne.
With that win City extended their lead at the top to eleven points, proving how dominant they are this season.
They will come into this tie hoping to continue their winning run and that way extend their lead at the top further.
They will also be looking to put Southampton in their place, having failed to beat the Saints in each of their last two meetings, failing to score on both occasions.
Possible Manchester City starting line-ups
Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Ayermic Laporte, João Cancelo; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Jack Grealish..
Unavailable (AFCON): Riyad Mahrez
Southampton 3-1 Man City