On October 23 2016 at 13:30 in the regular game of the 9th matchday of the English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City play against Southampton.
The brilliant season start of Manchester City finished two games ago. They lost to Tottenham in London 2:0 and after that didn’t manage to outplay Everton 1:1. Before that Manchester City won against Swansea 1:3, Bournemouth 4:0 and Manchester United 2:1. These results let Guardiola’s side have 19 points and share the first position with Arsenal.
Since the start of the season the Saints looked really well in defense and didn’t concede till the 8th game in the championship where they outplayed. Before that they didn’t miss a single goal in 6 games in a raw in all competitions. We must admit that Southampton started the season not in the best way where they lost points in the first four games. They drew Watford 1:1 and Sunderland, lost to Manchester United 2:0 and Arsenal 2:1. Consequently, after 8 games played the Saints are on the 8th place in the standings with 12 points gained.
In the history of head-to-heads of the teams Manchester City won most of the games. Yet, the last match between them was won by Southampton 4:2. Both teams had to play European competitions and MC will have a bit more time to recover and have an advantage in that.
Prediction for the match: Manchester City to win.