Sport Southampton v Manchester City: Predicting the Saints

17:36  13 april  2017
17:36  13 april  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Our man of the match: West Brom (A)

  Our man of the match: West Brom (A) Southampton recorded an impressive victory against West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday. The Saints ground out a 1-0 win at The Hawthorns to push them to within four points of the Baggies in eighth place. Southampton are now ninth in the table but have two games in-hand on West Brom, which are to come against Manchester United and Arsenal in the coming weeks of the season. The game was settled by a superb first half goal from Jordy Clasie. The midfielder pinged a shot into the top corner from the edge of the box to score his first ever Premier League goal – his second in all competitions for Southampton. Picking a man of the match for the game has been very easy. There was one player who stood out more than anyone; Fraser Forster. The England international was exceptional between the posts for the Saints, making a number of superb saves. Forster made three or four top-class reaction stops as well as claiming crosses and getting the ball away from danger when called upon. He has come under a lot of criticism this season but he showed again why he is regarded as one of England’s finest ‘keepers.

Saints have important missings at the back. Man City are at full strength. Man City won last six home games vs Southampton . Prediction : Chelsea vs Crystal Palace. Prediction : Manchester United vs West Bromwich. See More Previews.

Manchester City vs Southampton Match Prediction & Betting Tips. City must bounce back from a 4-0 loss at Barcelona when they host Southampton on Sunday. But despite the Saints playing well under new coach Claude Puel, City have a fine Manchester City Predicted Starting Line-up.

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Southampton host Manchester City at St.Mary’s this weekend as they look to build on their win at The Hawthorns last week.

The Saints have won their last two matches – against Crystal Palace and West Brom – and will aim to make it a hat-trick against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side.

Claude Puel’s men came away from West Brom with a 1-0 win – courtesy of a Jordy Clasie goal – last weekend to move within four points of eighth place. This is with two games in hand over West Brom, albeit against Arsenal and Manchester United.

Our man of the match: West Brom (A)

  Our man of the match: West Brom (A) Southampton recorded an impressive victory against West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday. The Saints ground out a 1-0 win at The Hawthorns to push them to within four points of the Baggies in eighth place. Southampton are now ninth in the table but have two games in-hand on West Brom, which are to come against Manchester United and Arsenal in the coming weeks of the season. The game was settled by a superb first half goal from Jordy Clasie. The midfielder pinged a shot into the top corner from the edge of the box to score his first ever Premier League goal – his second in all competitions for Southampton. Picking a man of the match for the game has been very easy. There was one player who stood out more than anyone; Fraser Forster. The England international was exceptional between the posts for the Saints, making a number of superb saves. Forster made three or four top-class reaction stops as well as claiming crosses and getting the ball away from danger when called upon. He has come under a lot of criticism this season but he showed again why he is regarded as one of England’s finest ‘keepers.

Chances are nobody at Southampton could have seen the Saints sitting in front of the Premier League holders after 12 matches, but having climbed to second, the hosts will give their best to remain in top 4 for as long Prediction : Manchester City vs Liverpool. Prediction : Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla.

Match facts. The Saints ’ most recent win against City was back in early 2013 with that 3-1 home encounter, thanks to goals from Puncheon, Davis and an own goal from Barry. Can you predict the score? Southampton . Manchester City .

Manchester City, however, come into the game with the sole purpose of cementing their place in the top four. City are four points ahead of fifth place Manchester United, who have a game in hand – against Southampton – and will want to extend that.

But, back to Southampton, here is how we think the Saints will line-up…

City join race for Dusan Tadic .
Manchester City have joined the race to sign Southampton attacker Dusan Tadic this summer. According to Spanish paper El Desmarque, via Football Italia, Manchester City, Napoli, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Roma and Juventus are among the clubs interested in his signature. The report claims that Tadic could be available in the summer. This comes after recent comments from Tadic, who felt Southampton manager Claude Puel was wrong to substitute him in a number of games. Tadic has three goals and eight assists for Southampton this season and has been in impressive form of late, which could increase the speculation linking him with a move away. The Serbian has been with Saints since 2014 – when he signed from FC Twente – and only Christian Eriksen and Mesut Ozil managed more Premier League assists than him last season. The 28-year-old signed a new contract with Southampton last summer, which means City would not be able to get him for a cut-price fee.

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