Manchester city vs Southampton Live Football Score Match 08 Oct 2022
Man City are flying right now and up next in the Premier League for Pep’s boys is a home game against a struggling Southampton side. The Saints have lost their last three league games and now face a trip to the champions who are scoring goals for fun.
Man City have won three of their last five matches against Southampton in league and cup, not losing a single game during that period. Two of those victories have been in games that have produced over 4.5 goals, and we’re only backing over 3.5 to be scored on Saturday. Three of Man City’s last five fixtures have produced over 3.5 goals and all have ended in convincing victories for Pep’s side.
Southampton have lost four of their last five in the Premier League and while they haven’t conceded a lot of goals during that period, they haven’t gone up against Haaland and co yet.Erling Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm scoring three hat-tricks on his way to 14-goals in just eight league games. Southampton are in the midst of a poor run of form while Man City are winning games with ease and scoring goals for fun, so you can see why we’re backing Haaland to score his fourth hat-trick of the season.
When Man City host the Saints this weekend.In their last league games, Man City played host to their local rivals Man Utd for what turned out to be a very open 90-minutes of football. City raced into a 4-0 half-time lead thanks to braces from Halland and Foden. Antony pulled a goal back for United in the 56th-minute but both Haaland and Foden went on to complete their hat-tricks soon after to make it 6-1. Martial came off the bench to pull a goal back 6-minutes from time and then converted a stoppage-time penalty to make the final scoreline 6-3.
Man City Predicted Lineup – Ederson, Laporte, Cancelo, Aké, Akanji, Gündoğan, De Bruyne, Grealish, Silva, Foden & Haaland
Southampton were hopeful of ending their two-game losing streak at home to Everton but the Toffees turned up full of confidence and controlled the majority of the play. Against the run of play, Southampton took the lead following a goalless first half thanks to a shot from the edge of the area from Aribo in the 49th-minute. That goal only seemed to shake Everton into action and within 5-minutes the Toffees had turned the game on its head with goals from Coady and McNeil. The Saints couldn’t find a way back and Everton should have put the game to bed but it didn’t matter as the scoreline ended 2-1 in the visitors’ favour.
Southampton Predicted Lineup – Bazunu, Ćaleta-Car, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Larios, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Maitland-Niles, Aribo, Adams & MaraManchester City hope to make it six consecutive wins on Saturday when they take on Southampton in the Premier League. After demolishing Manchester United last week, Pep Guardiola’s team thrashed Copenhagen 5-0 in the Champions League.
They have not been beaten in the Premier League or Champions League this season, having last suffered a defeat in the Community Shield match against Liverpool.
Man City vs Southampton latest odds
City are huge favourites to get another victory this week with bet365 offering odds of 1/9 (1.11).Man City vs Southampton first goal scorer odds
Erling Haaland fired in another fantastic hat-trick against United last week and opened the scoring in the midweek Champions League match. He is unsurprisingly the favourite to get the first goal on Saturday at odds of 7/4 (2.75) while team-mate Julian Alvarez, who also scored against Copenhagen, is 10/3 (4.33).
Adam Armstrong has one Premier League goal to his name so far and is priced at 18/1 (19.0) to get the first one on Saturday, as is Che Adams, who has scored twice this term.
Man City vs Southampton preview
The pressure is building on Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl because of his team’s woeful results of late.
The Saints are on a three-game losing streak and are sitting worryingly close to the relegation zone.
That does not bode well ahead of their trip to the Etihad Stadium, as City are in remarkable form.
The reigning champions have been unstoppable lately with Haaland, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne standing out in attack.
However, they are missing Kyle Walker for this match after an operation on a groin injury, while John Stones and Kalvin Phillips are still out.
Man City vs Southampton tips and predictions
City have found the net at least times in each of their last eight home matches in the league so backing them to score over 2.5 goals at 4/9 (1.44) looks like a safe bet, while the more adventurous bet of over 3.5 goals at 11/10 (2.1) looks appealing, too.Manchester City will try to put Southampton away this time when they host an English Premier League match on Saturday at Etihad Stadium. Both matches last season ended in draws, but City will be fired up to keep pace as they try to defend their league title. City (6-2-0) are the only EPL team without a loss this season but are second in the table, one point behind Arsenal. Manchester City smashed rival Manchester United 6-3 last weekend in their most recent league match and come in off a 5-0 drubbing of Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday. Southampton (2-1-5) are 16th in the EPL table and lost 2-1 to Everton last week.
Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. ET in Manchester, England. Caesars Sportsbook lists City as the -900 favorite (risk $900 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Manchester City vs. Southampton odds. Southampton are a +2200 underdog, a draw is priced at +800 and the over/under for total goals is 3.5. Before you lock in any Southampton vs. Manchester City picks, you need to see the English Premier League predictions from proven soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has hit six of his last eight EPL picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the Southampton vs. Manchester City matchup from every angle and just locked in his EPL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Manchester City vs. Southampton:Man City vs. Southampton spread: City -2.5 (-120)
Man City vs. Southampton Over/Under: 3.5 goals
Man City vs. Southampton money line: City -900, Southampton +2200, Draw +800
MC: Man City have 54 goals in going unbeaten in their past 15 home matches
SOU: The Saints have conceded at least one goal in 18 straight road games Why you should back Manchester City
City are an even better team than they were last season, when they edged Liverpool for the league title. Erling Haaland has brought focus to the attack, and the Norwegian striker has surpassed even the highest expectations. He has 14 goals in eight league games, with three hat tricks, and has 19 in 11 matches in all competitions. He scored twice in the win against Copenhagen before sitting out the second half, so he will be rested. His presence has allowed star midfielder Kevin de Bruyne to focus on what he does best – distributing the ball. The Belgian leads the league with eight assists so far.
The Citizens have plenty of options, with Phil Foden (five goals, three assists), Bernardo Silva (two goals, four assists) and Ilkay Gundogan (two goals) all capable of brilliance. City leads the EPL in possession (68.6%), while the Saints are at 44.3. The Citizens held the ball for 75% of the last meeting and had a 20-7 advantage in shots. They lead the league in shots (140), and while the Saints are one of six teams over 100, they put just 26.7 on target, fourth-worst in the league. Why you should back Southampton
The Saints can draw confidence from last year’s matchups. They held City without a goal at the Etihad, one of just four games last season where they failed to score. They put up 22 shots last week in the loss to Everton, with six of those on target, but couldn’t find at least an equalizer. Joe Aribo scored his second goal of the season in the match, and he and Che Adams share the team lead in goals.
Adams can cause trouble for any defense, and he has 22 goals and 11 assists in four seasons with the squad. Four other players have scored for the Saints, who have relied on defense. They have allowed 13 goals and 88 shots, both marks are sixth-best in the Premier League. City had 36 shots over the two matches last season, but only six were on net. James Ward-Prowse has a goal and an assist for the Saints, and he gives them a dangerous option on set pieces. He also will be eager to continue to impress as he aims to be part of England’s World Cup squad, which is expected to be announced on Oct. 20. How to make Manchester City vs. Southampton picks
Green has scrutinized the Man City vs. Southampton match from every angle, and he is leaning Over on the goal total. He also provides three confident best bets, including a strong plus-money play, and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his Premier League picks here.
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