Southampton vs Manchester City Betting
It’s Southampton against Manchester City on Saturday, and it’s Premier League’s number three against Premier League’s number eight. Yes, in that order. This year’s Premier League is surely upside down in many ways, and those two teams are heavily involved in underlining that.
Southampton had back to back wins against Brighton and Sheffield before a draw against Arsenal on Wednesday, while Pep’s men have had two consecutive draws against Manchester United and West Bromwich, while only scoring one goal.
19th December 2020 – 15:00
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Manchester City have looked more reliable than before in their defence, but Nathan Aké who stepped in ahead of Stones and Laporte on Tuesday against West Bromwich left a lot to ask.
Yet, the main problem for Manchester City is the lack of goals and attacking returns. Kevin De Bruyne keeps sweeping balls to the penalty area but with a number nine in Jesus, on four games without a shot on goal, it’s hard to turn draws into victories.
Sergio Aguero came on as a sub against West Bromwich on Tuesday, and as long as he hasn’t seen any setback to his rehabilitation progress, I assume he’ll get the nod to start on Saturday.
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Those are two managers with a progressive and positive style of play, but it’s also a bizarre game as Southampton goes into this five spots ahead of City in the table.
Southampton played a clever game against Arsenal on Tuesday, and as long as this season keeps giving us strange results every week, they’ll fancy their chances to join the teams on top of the table for quite a while.
Danny Ings is back as well, and the City defence will have to make sure they keep an eye on both him and his partner, Che Adams. I think the situation will cause a bit more of a careful approach to this game and that’s why I back under 2,5 goals in this game.
It’s a strange one in many ways with Southampton welcoming City to their home while sitting five spots ahead of them. St Mary’s is one of four stadiums that are allowing fans, and they will, of course, give their everything to back their team.
I think both teams will come out carefully and make sure they don’t give anything away too early and with that we back a draw by half time. You could probably look at 0-0 as the half time result as well.
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