Manchester City is looking forward to winning the fifth game in a row on Saturday afternoon in a Premier League match against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium. Having earned three points from their four games in 2021-22 Southampton are on 14th position while the Citizens have earned nine points from their four league games this season, placing them fifth in the table. Here is everything you need to know about Manchester City vs Southampton football prediction, team news, and lineup for the Premier League match.
In the Champions League match against RB Leipzig, Phil Foden has made his first appearance of the season but it’s too early to expect him to start.
Nathan Ake, who scored against Leipzig, has a chance to start here because Aymeric Laporte and John Stones were both absent against Leipzig.
After making substitute appearances on Wednesday, Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan, and Gabriel Jesus should all return to the starting XI on Saturday.
Jack Grealish might be on rest as he has been lined up in every game for Manchester City this season. Raheem Sterling, on the other hand, has only started one of their five games.
After recovering from COVID-19 Shane Long returned to training on Wednesday, but Stuart Armstrong and Theo Walcott remain out for the visitors.
Kyle Walker-Peters could fill in at right-back or left-back, while Jack Stephens and Mohammed Salisu appear to be Southampton’s preferred center-back pairing at the moment.
After being left out of the squad for the game against West Ham last week Che Adams is pushing for a recall. However, it wouldn’t be surprising if they stick with one striker upfront given their task this weekend. Nathan Tella could make a surprise start for the visiting team this weekend.
Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction
In the midweek match of Champions League, Manchester City smashed German club RB Leipzig 6-3.
Giving them three consecutive Premier League draws Southampton held West Ham to a 0-0 draw last weekend. They have lost their last five away games against City.
Southampton has been a difficult nut to crack in recent weeks, particularly in the second half of their match against Manchester United on August 22. Man City, on the other hand, is in such good form right now that we expect Guardiola’s team to score three more goals in another comfortable home victory.
Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Jesus, Torres, Grealish
Southampton possible starting lineup: McCarthy; Livramento, Stephens, Salisu, Perraud; Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi; Redmond, Armstrong, Djenepo
Our Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Southampton