Southampton vs Man City: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Southampton vs Man City: Line-ups


Man City

The Blues Look to Chase Liverpool


City have won back-to-back league games just once all season and are already playing catch up on Liverpool with two thirds of the season to go.This trip to St Mary’s is not exactly the easiest of matches on the face of it, either, with Southampton in great form at the moment.


Hasenhuttl has no injury or suspension concerns for Saturday’s match and may well stick with the same XI that started against Arsenal.Nathan Redmond and Moussa Djenepo were brought on as second-half subs and are pushing for recalls, but Stuart Armstrong and Walcott should get the nod.


As for City, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Eric Garcia are their only two injury concerns.Sergio Aguero is slowly regaining his fitness but, with City in need of goals, the Argentina international is expected to be handed only his third league start of 2020-21.


Southampton will feel, on recent form, that they may well be the favourites to win this game and keep their outside title hopes alive.


Southampton have won four of their last five league matches, keeping a clean sheet in each of those victories.City have been far too inconsistent this campaign, as highlighted in their 1-1 draw with West Brom, and we can see this being another frustrating afternoon for Guardiola’s men.