Southampton vs Manchester City Betting Preview, Premier League Betting Tips

Southampton vs Manchester City Odds – Saturday 15th April 2017 – 17:30 – BT Sport

Southampton are 3/1 with the draw at 14/5 and Man City are 4/5

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Southampton welcome Manchester City to St.Mary’s in the Premier League, with both sides looking to build on their recent results.

The Saints come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win against West Brom, with Southampton registering back to back wins.

Jordy Clasie (25) scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half, with the Dutchman scoring his first Premier League goal.

The Saints dominated possession with 58% of the ball, although West Brom dominated the shots both on and off target.

It was an excellent win for the Saints, beating West Brom at fortress Hawthorns is no easy task this season.

Dogged Performance

The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that result ensures they remain in 9th place.

They have won three of their last six matches, losing two and drawing the other match.

Despite their mixed run of form they have had a good season, also reaching the EFL Cup final.

Claude Puel’s side will be looking to register three successive wins, an excellent run of form going into the business end of the season.

Saints Underdogs

Southampton come into this match as underdogs, with City’s excellent season informing the bookies.

This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel’s side, with Guardiola’s side enjoying a good season.

The Saints will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Manchester City, they are unbeaten in their last three meetings.

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City Mixed

Guardiola’s side come into this match on the back of a 3-1 win against Hull, a great win for City.

Ahmed Elmohamady (31 og), opened the scoring for the hosts, with the right back giving the Tigers an early setback.

Sergio Aguero (48) made it 2-0 just after the restart, with the Argentine forward continuing his excellent form.

Fabian Delph (64) scored in his first start of the season, with the former Villa man blighted by injury up until now.

Andrea Ranocchia (85) pulled one back for the Tigers late on, it was nothing more than a consolation goal though.

Consistency Needed

Manchester City have been in mixed form of late, with two of every result in their last six matches.

Guardiola’s men will have two aims this season, finishing in the top three if possible and securing an FA Cup win.

Manchester City remain in fourth place in the league, a win could move them above Liverpool into third place.

Same Again For Pep

The match against Southampton sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, with City’s pedigree informing the bookmakers.

A win will mean they will have registered their 19th win of the season, a crucial milestone for Guardiola.

Pep will be looking for City to register their 23rd win against Southampton, in their 63rd meeting.

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Both teams are 8/15 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Southampton are Manolo Gabbiadini at 13/2 with Shane Long at 15/2. For Manchester City, Sergio Aguero is at 100/30 with Kelechi Iheanacho at 5/1.

The last time that these two sides met they drew 1-1 and the odds of the same result are 6/1.

Southampton vs Manchester City Odds

Tip 1 – Gabbiadini to score first @ 13/2

Tip 2 – Manchester City to win 2-1 @ 7/1