At one point of the season, people and pundits were wondering when Guardiola’s team will stop winning. Now, we’re all wondering when they’ll start winning again, after a disappointing set of games which lost them lose first place in the Premier League as well. Meanwhile, Southampton is a good team which only loses against big clubs – can Man City be a big club on Sunday?
Manchester City vs Southampton – 23/10/2016
Betting Odds: Man City 1.50 or 1/2 Draw 4.50 or 7/2 Southampton 7.50 or 13/2
Southampton’s record so far this year is very straightforward. They have 2 defeats in the PL (Arsenal, Man United) and one in the Europa League (Inter).
In the rest of the games, they’ve exited the field undefeated and showed that they are a strong, resilient team capable of competing for points against any opposition.
Although they’ve sold lots of their players in recent years, their new generation, led by Ward-Prowse, Austin or Tadic seems to have the quality to live up to their predecessors.
On the other hand, Man City are in a mini-crisis. They haven’t won in their last 4 games, suffering a very humbling defeat at Camp Nou in the process.
They have to return to their winning ways rather quickly because dropping more points could prove critical in the title challenge.
Guardiola’s changes in the squad are not widely appreciated anymore – especially decisions like leaving Aguero on the bench in the CL. Against Southampton, Manchester City will need their best players to be at their best level in order to win the three points.
Manchester City vs Southampton Betting Tips
Due to their mini-crisis, we won’t be very vocal in predicting a home win Sunday night. Although bookies view City as heavy favorites and give them small odds, we’d like to look at different bets: under 3,5 goals is a great idea, if you look at the visiting team’s recent away games, as well as both teams to score.
Aguero will most probably find himself on the scoresheet again, and our favorite bet of the evening is Man City win and both teams to score. Good luck!