Manchester City vs Southampton looks set to be a one-sided clash on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium (start time 10am ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com) as Pep Guardiola’s boys continue to click through the gears early in the season.
Following their 6-3 UEFA Champions League win against RB Leipzig in midweek, Guardiola called on City’s fans to pack the Etihad Stadium for this clash against the Saints. That was in response to a low attendance for their Champions League group stage opener.
As for Southampton, well, they are doing better than expected this season. They’ve drawn three of their first four games, including positive results at home against Manchester United and West Ham. However, Ralph Hasenhuttl knows that his team need to start winning games and new boys Adam Armstrong and Armando Broja will be key to scoring the goals to lead them to victory.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Southampton.
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Premier League news
Manchester City team news, injuries
Manchester City have a few issues when it comes to injuries and absentees. Benjamin Mendy is suspended, while Zack Steffen has been missing after a positive COVID-19 test. John Stones is struggling with a knock, Aymeric Laporte has a groin issue and Liam Delap is out.
Southampton team news, injuries
The Saints will be without Stuart Armstrong, while Theo Walcott has been recovering from injury. Will Smallbone and Shane Long are back in training.
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Manchester City are huge favorites to grab a win, as they’re priced at -667. As for Southampton, +1600 is their price for a win. +700 is the price for a draw.
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Manchester City will win this, and it will probably be easy, but Southampton have gone toe-to-toe with them in the past. That will probably suit City, who are scoring so many goals and creating so many chances. Manchester City 4-1 Southampton.
How to watch Manchester City vs Southampton stream and start time
Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com