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Southampton V Manchester City
Saturday 15th April 2017
18:30 Kick Off Live on Sky Sports 1
Southampton have met Man City on 85 previous occasions and it is the Saints that have the better record winning 31 times. Man City have won 29 times and they have drawn 25 times.
Last time they met was back in October and it ended all square at the Etidhad stadium. Nathan Redmond put Southampton ahead after 27 minutes and they managed to keep that lead until Kelechi Iheanacho grabbed an equaliser in the 55th minute.
Southampton have been in pretty good recent form; they have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 2 of their last 6 games. They are unbeaten in their last 3 including last time when they managed a good 1-0 away win against in form West Brom.
Man City have been in slightly worse form than that lately having won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2 of their last 6. They did manage to get back to winning ways last time with a 3-1 home win over Hull City.
Southampton currently sit 9th in the Premier League and a win here could take them within 1 point of 8th place West Brom.
Man City currently sit in 4th in the Premier League and a win could take them above Liverpool into 3rd place.
Southampton are without suspended Oriol Romeu and striker Maolo Gabbiadini who is nearing fitness following his groin problem.
Man City have no new injury concerns just Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundonan who remain long term absentees.
If Southampton win this they will have won 3 in a row for the first time under manager Claude Puel.
A win for City would equal the total number of victories they managed last season.
Man City are favourites for this despite being away fro home, they can be backed @ 4/5 with Unibet. The draw is @ 16/5 with Bet Fred and you can back Southampton @ 77/20 with Marathon Bet.
Another tough one to call as City have been so hit and miss and the Saints have improved a lot of late. I will put a small wager on the draw I think.