Manchester City vs. Southampton: EPL Game Preview


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Manchester City looks to keep rolling when they host Southampton in a very intriguing Premier League contest on Saturday. Manchester City is coming off a 1-0 road win against Leicester City last Saturday while Southampton got a 0-0 home draw against West Ham United on Saturday. Man City is in third place in the Premier League standings with nine points in four games while Southampton is in 14th place with three points in four games.

The player to watch in this game is Jack Grealish. On September 2 he made his first appearance for England since his move to Manchester City from Aston Villa and he didn’t disappoint, particularly in the second half, as he managed an assist in the 4-0 win against Hungary. Grealish has looked good with Manchester City so far and he can create many scoring opportunities for Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, giving an edge to Manchester City. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.

Dafabet Picks

Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Manchester City: 1.14
• Southampton: 18.00
• Draw: 8.60

• Manchester City: -2. -2.5: 1.85
• Southampton: +2, +2.5: 2.05

• Over 3, 3.5: 1.80
• Under 3, 3.5: 2.08

Key Points to Consider

Last 4: Manchester City, coming off a 1-0 road win against Leicester City on Saturday, have 3 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws in their last 4 Premier League games. Southampton, coming off a 0-0 home draw against West Ham United on Saturday, have 3 draws, 1 loss and 0 wins in their last 4 Premier League games.

Momentum: Manchester City has been on an upward trend — with 3 straight wins in the Premier League.

Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Premier League action on March 10 and Manchester City won 5-2.

Projected Leaders

For Manchester City, Ilkay Gündogan has a 47.7 percent chance to score. He averages 1.57 shots overall per sim, 0.84 shots on goal per and 0.65 goals per sim.

For Southampton, Adam Armstrong has a 32.66 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.82 shots overall per sim, 1.05 shots on goal per and 0.4 goals per sim.

Analyst’s Pick

Manchester City Moneyline.

Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on Manchester City in this one. Average score in simulations is Manchester City 3.08 to Southampton 0.98.

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