Manchester City vs Southampton Odds – Sunday 23rd October 2016 – 13:30 – Sky Sports 1
Man City are 4/9 with the draw at odds of 7/2 and Southampton are 6/1
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Manchester City welcome Southampton to the Etihad on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking to improve on their disappointing midweek defeats.
Pep Guardiola’s side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat against Barcelona on Wednesday evening.
A hat-trick from Lionel Messi (17, 61, 69) and a late goal from Neymar (89) settled the tie, despite Jeremy Mathieu receiving his marching orders in the 73rd minute.
Claudio Bravo made an enormous error on his return to the Camp Nou, messing up a pass and then using his hands deliberately outside the box and was sent off in the 53rd minute.
City In Poor Form
Manchester City come into this match in poor recent form, despite winning their opening ten matches in all competitions.
They have failed to win their last four fixtures, with two draws against Celtic and Everton either side of defeats against Tottenham and Barcelona.
Claudio Bravo’s comical performance against Barcelona has left some questioning Guardiola’s judgement.
Despite this poor recent form they remain top of the Premier League and a win could start another great streak.
Manchester City remain favourites in this fixture, given their excellent form this season and their brilliance at home.
They will be looking to register their seventh win of the season, they will be looking to rediscover their winning touch as well.
Their recent record against Southampton is excellent, winning four of their last five meetings.
Southampton In Excellent Form
Southampton travel to the Etihad in excellent form, they have been in excellent form since their opening Europa League match.
They lost their last fixture against Inter Milan 1-0, a result that manager Claude Puel described as a missed opportunity.
It’s a result that has shown how far they have come, to be disappointed at failing to beat Inter at the San Siro is something Southampton could only dream of.
Candreva’s opening goal in the 67th minute was the match winner, although Brozovic was sent off in the 77th minute to give the Saints some hope.
Saints Looking For Win
Southampton will have targeted a quick response by defeating Manchester City, there has never been a better time to play Guardiola’s men.
Claude Puel’s side have had an excellent start to the season, they have collected twelve points and remain 8th in the league.
They come into this match on the back of three wins in their last five fixtures in all competitions.
Despite thier excellent record they come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to register their fourth win of this new Premier League season.
This will be a tough fixture for the Saints, despite their own excellent form Manchester City are expected to come back into form sooner rather than later.
Claude Puel’s side will be looking to maintain their overall record against City, with 22 wins, 17 draws and 22 defeats from 61 matches.
Both teams are 4/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Manchester City are Sergio Aguero at 3/1, with Kelechi Iheanacho at 9/2. For Southampton, Charlie Austin is at 8/1 with Shane Long at 9/1.
The last time that these two sides met Southampton won 4-2 and the odds of the same result are 200/1.
Manchester City vs Southampton Odds
Tip 1 – Aguero to score first @ 3/1
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 16/1
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