English Premier League
Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:45 PM IST
St. Mary’s Stadium
Southampton +900/ Manchester City -500 / Draw +500
FREE PREMIER LEAGUE Pick Southampton Vs Manchester City
Its Matchday 20 for the Premier League clubs as they take a step towards a new year but before beginning of the 2019, they had some business left to do. Southampton will be hosting Manchester City at St. Mary’s Stadium.Its a tough going for both the clubs as Southampton, who are struggling and just came out of the relegation spot, thanks to the appointment of Austrian Klopp Ralph Hasenhüttl. The Austrian really gave a hope to The Saints after a 3-2 win against Arsenal(H) and a 1-3 away win against Huddersfield. Though they lost against hammers but they seem to get back to the winning days. On the other side at the Manchester, The citizens aren’t looking happy like they were in previous months after the 3 losses in 4 games that contain a 2-0 lost vs Chelsea, 2:3 lost vs Crystal Palace and a 2-1 lost vs Leicester City. Tbh, pep won’t be happy as the things are not going as he wanted. The citizens will be missing the presence of David Silva, Aguero and the Brazilian Ferdinandinho. Recently, After the current losses, pep didn’t seem to lose the confidence to challenge again for the first spot.
The Saints will be looking sharp at home as they stand on 16 in the hope of getting 3 points. Ralph will be missing Bertrand (Injured) and Cedric (Injured) as they will not be available for a year ending match against Manchester City. The Saints will be relying on their #9 Danny Ings, who has scored 7 in 13 appearances. The Saints will be opting a 5-4-1 formation, Danny Ings leading the line-up. The Saints will be depending on the crosses to their target men Danny and long shots out of the box. It will be a tough to play against opponent like Manchester City.
The Citizens are not feeling themselves though and will be missing Fernandinho (Injured),Kompany (Injured), Fernandinho (Injured), Gabriel Jesus (Injured), Delph (Suspended), Mendy (Injured). They will be opting 4-3-3 with addition of Zinchenko on the left back position. David Silva will be joining the XI again with his Midfield partner Kevin De Bryune. City will be not taking easy as they already behind Liverpool(7 Points) and Spurs(1 Point). They have to get the points so that they can lessen the gap. We can see Kun, Sane and Sterling as front three, creating danger for The saints.
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Southampton have won just one of their last 11 PL meetings with Manchester City(D2,L8).
Manchester City has won last 4 PL fixture against The Saints with an aggregate of 12-2.
Southampton has never lost 5 consecutive games against The Citizens.
Sergio Aguero has scored 4 and assisted 4 in last 8 Apps and Raheem Sterling has scored total of 9 goals and assisted 6.
FREE PREMIER LEAGUE Prediction Southampton Vs Manchester City
Both teams will be low on the confidence due to the recent loss. The Citizens might have a better squad on paper but their ability to answer under pressure is really a questionable aspect since last season. Southampton on the other hand have a home advantage but they will be missing their fullback Cedric, who adds an extra element while putting accurate crosses. Southampton will struggle as The ‘El Mago’ is back for Citizens and Kun Aguero will lead the Citizens this sunday. We can expect a good match from both sides. City can’t depend on a single goal lead but as they scored the 2nd. They will have a walk at The St. Mary’s Stadium.
Pick : Manchester City