Manchester City are still ahead of Liverpool on the Premier League standings at the moment, but the distance separating the two clubs is only a goal difference, as Pep’s Guardiola landing squad scored more goals than the Marseyside’s team. Therefore, Citizen never slipped if he did not want the position in the reins of the standings while being shifted by Liverpool.
On the 10th matchdays of the weekend, Manchester City will face one of the midfield teams who performed well at the start of the season, Southampton. The match itself will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Manchester Etihad Stadium.
If we compare the statistics of the two clubs at the start of this season, it looks so contrasting with the superiority of Manchester City. The defending Premier League champions are in fact unbeaten in their first 10 matches in the Premier League, with a total of 8 wins and 2 draws. Meanwhile, from their last five games in all competitions, Pep Guardiola’s squad managed to secure 4 wins and was only held back once.
On paper, it looks like Manchester City are very convincing to package the win in this weekend’s match, moreover they will play at home, getting full support from the Etihad public who will throng the stands. However, Manchester City still cannot be complacent and underestimate the strength of the opposing team.
Because the fact is that the Saints often become a stumbling block for the rulers of the Premier League. Moreover, Southampton are in full need of full points considering that they currently sit 16th in the standings.
Head to Head Matches – Manchester City vs Southampton:
[13/05/18] Southampton 0-1 Manchester City
[11/30/17] Manchester City 2-1 Southampton
[04/16/17] Southampton 0-3 Manchester City
[10/23/16] Manchester City 1-1 Southampton
[05-01-16] Southampton 4-2 Manchester City
Manchester City’s Last 5 Matches:
[24/10/18] Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City
[10/18/18] Manchester City 5-0 Burnley
[10/10/18] Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City
[10/02/18] Hoffenheim 1-2 Manchester City
[9/29/18] Manchester City 2-0 Brighton Albion
Southampton’s Last 5 Matches:
[10/18/18] Bournemouth 0-0 Southampton
[10-10-18] Southampton 0-3 Chelsea
[03/10/18] Everton 1-1 Southampton
[9/29/18] Wolverhampton 2-0 Southampton
[09/22/18] Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
Manchester City: Ederson Moraes, Kompany, Mendy, Laporte, Stones, Fernandinho, David Silva, Mahrez, Sané, Bernardo Silva, Aguero.
Southampton: McCarthy, Bertrand, Cédric Soares, Hoedt, Stephens, Redmond, Lemina, Højbjerg, Elyounoussi, Austin, Ings.