Southampton vs Man City prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 08/04/2023

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* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Southampton vs Man City: The Predictions

Here are our Premier League predictions for Saturday's late kick-off between Southampton and Man City. Guardiola's men will be looking to pick up where they left off last weekend, smashing Liverpool 4-1, while for bottom-of-the-table Southampton it's back to the drawing board after they made it four games without a win when they lost 1-0 at West Ham.

Man City to Win-to-Nil

Our first Southampton vs Man City prediction is for an away win and a clean sheet. Man City have won three of their last five league meetings with the Saints and Guardiola's men have kept clean sheets in three of those matches as well. Southampton have failed to score in three of their last four league games and haven't picked up a league win since early March. Man City have kept clean sheets in five of their last six matches and have won each of those six games, so it's hard to see Southampton upsetting the odds this weekend.

Julian Alvarez to Score

Our second Southampton vs Man City prediction regards the anytime goalscorer market. In the absence of Erling Haaland last weekend, Julian Alvarez stepped up to score the opening goal of their comeback against Liverpool. The Argentine forward has had to play second fiddle to Haaland all season which is why he only has 6-goals in the Premier League so far. Haaland remains an injury concern and even if he does play, we expect Alvarez to get a decent amount of time on the pitch, enough to find the back of the net at least.

Southampton vs Man City Odds

Head to Head

11/01/23

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Southampton

Southampton

Man City

Man City

2

0

08/10/22

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

Southampton

Southampton

4

0

20/03/22

England FA Cup FA Cup

Southampton

Southampton

Man City

Man City

1

4

22/01/22

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

Man City

Man City

1

1

18/09/21

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

Southampton

Southampton

0

0

Last Five - Southampton

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

16/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

0

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Southampton

Southampton

3

1

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Southampton

Southampton

3

5

W

Last Five - Man City

24/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Man City

Man City

0

1

W

20/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Brentford

Brentford

Man City

Man City

0

1

W

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Man Utd

Man Utd

Man City

Man City

1

0

L

20/02/24

Others Others

Arsenal

Arsenal

Man City

Man City

0

0

D

19/02/24

Others Others

Chelsea

Chelsea

Man City

Man City

0

2

W

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Southampton vs Man City.

Southampton odds: 12/1 (13.00) – 7.7%

Draw odds: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%

Man City odds: 27/100 (1.27) – 78.7%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

Man City are the expected winners for this game with a probability of 78.7%, and it would be a real shock if Guardiola's men failed to secure all 3pts on Saturday. If you want more of our football betting tips for this game then we'd suggest checking out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals markets. If you think this game will be low-scoring then a bet on Under 2.5 Goals is priced at 11/8 (2.38) which has a probability of 42.1%, but if you believe that there will be at least three goals scored then you can back Over 2.5 Goals at 8/13 (1.62) and that has a probability of 61.9%.

Southampton vs Man City Lineups

Southampton

Southampton suffered a disappointing blow last weekend when they went down 1-0 at fellow strugglers West Ham. A solitary strike from defender Aguerd proved enough to settle the points, leaving the Saints rooted to the bottom of the table. Valentino Livramento, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Juan Larios, Mohamed Salisu and Che Adams are all injury concerns for the home side this weekend.

Predicted Lineup – Bazunu (GK), Ćaleta-Car, Bednarek, Perraud, Walker-Peters, Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Walcott & Mara

Man City

Man City could be without the services of Foden and Haaland this weekend but they didn't need either player last time out when they hammered Liverpool 4-1. Despite going behind in the 17th-minute, Man City were always the better side in this game and equalised through Alvarez in the 27th-minute and the sides went in level at the break. City shifted through the gears early in the second-half, taking the lad through De Bruyne in the opening minute and then making it 3-1 in the 53rd-minute through Gundogan. Grealish added the icing on what was a man-of-the-match performance when he scored the fourth goal 16-minutes from time.

Predicted Lineup – Ederson (GK), Aké, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Gündoğan, De Bruyne, Grealish, Rodri, Mahrez & Álvarez

Starting Lineups

Southampton

Southampton
4-2-3-1
31
Gavin Bazunu
ie
3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
gb
35
Jan Bednarek
pl
37
Armel Bella-Kotchap
de
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
gb
8
James Ward Prowse
gb
45
Romeo Lavia
be
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
no
26
Carlos Alcaraz
ar
20
Kamaldeen Sulemana
gh
32
Theo Walcott
gb
Substitutes
15
Romain Perraud
fr
27
Ibrahima Diallo
fr
1
Alex McCarthy
gb
18
Sekou Mara
fr
19
Moussa Djenepo
ml
23
Samuel Edozie
gb
12
Paul Onuachu
ng
17
Stuart Armstrong
gb
6
Duje Caleta-Car
hr

Man City

Man City
4-2-3-1
31
Ederson
br
5
John Stones
gb
25
Manuel Akanji
ch
3
Ruben Dias
pt
6
Nathan Ake
nl
17
Kevin De Bruyne
be
16
Rodri
es
8
Ilkay Gundogan
de
26
Riyad Mahrez
dz
9
Erling Haaland
no
10
Jack Grealish
gb
Substitutes
2
Kyle Walker
gb
80
Cole Palmer
gb
19
Julian Alvarez
ar
21
Sergio Gomez
es
18
Stefan Ortega
de
4
Kalvin Phillips
gb
20
Bernardo Silva
pt
14
Aymeric Laporte
es
82
Rico Lewis
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Kevin De Bruyne

Man City's Belgian star has been running the show for most games this season, controlling the tempo, chipping in with a few goals and providing more assists than any of his teammates.

The 31-year-old enjoyed another impressive performance against Liverpool last weekend, scoring and assisting, and he has now netted 4-goals in his last 8 appearances in all competitions for club and country.

I don't think we need to say any more about why De Bruyne is our player to watch in this game as we expect him to lead the Citizens to glory against the division's bottom club.

Premier League Standings

Premier League
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Liverpool

Liverpool

26 18 6 2 38 60
2 Man City

Man City

26 18 5 3 33 59
3 Arsenal

Arsenal

26 18 4 4 39 58
4 Aston Villa

Aston Villa

26 16 4 6 21 52
5 Tottenham

Tottenham

25 14 5 6 14 47
6 Man Utd

Man Utd

26 14 2 10 0 44
7 Brighton

Brighton

26 10 9 7 8 39
8 West Ham

West Ham

26 11 6 9 -6 39
9 Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

26 11 5 10 0 38
10 Newcastle

Newcastle

26 11 4 11 9 37
11 Chelsea

Chelsea

25 10 5 10 1 35
12 Fulham

Fulham

26 9 5 12 -6 32
13 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

26 7 7 12 -13 28
14 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

25 7 7 11 -14 28
15 Everton

Everton

26 8 7 11 -6 25
16 Brentford

Brentford

26 7 4 15 -11 25
17 Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

26 6 6 14 -14 24
18 Luton

Luton

25 5 5 15 -16 20
19 Burnley

Burnley

26 3 4 19 -33 13
20 Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

26 3 4 19 -44 13

Southampton vs Man City: FAQ

Southampton vs Man City prediction

  • Who are the favourite to win? –Man City are the overwhelming favourite to win on Saturday.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Southampton 2-0 Man City (League Cup).
  • What time is the kick-off? – 17:30 GMT, 18:30 CET.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.