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Manchester City vs Southampton, Premier League Matchday 11: Team News, Preview and Prediction

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The Blues Host the Saints on Matchday 11

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Competition/Round: 2018/19 English Premier League Season – Matchday 11

Date/Time: Manchester City vs Southampton – Sunday, 4 November 2018, 15:00 (UK & Nigeria); 10:00 EST, 07:00 PST (USA); 19:00 IST (India)

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Match Officials:

Referee: Lee Mason

Assistants: Marc Perry, Neil Davies

Fourth Official: Chris Kavanagh

TV Info: NBCSN (USA) Fubo.tv (Every Manchester City game with a high-quality and legal stream. Click here to sign up and benefit from a discount for new members)

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live (USA)

Radio: BBC Radio Manchester (UK); TalkSport Radio World (USA)

Preview:

After a dominant performance in the EFL “Carabao” Cup on Thursday, Manchester City will direct their attention toward the English Premier League on Sunday. They will host Southampton on Matchday 11.

The Blues are running rampant this season. They have kept ten clean sheets in 15 matches in all competitions. They have also scored 38 goals whilst conceding six within 15 matches. Overall, the Blues have started this season remarkably and it would be hard to see them dropping points in this upcoming EPL fixture.

Southampton, on the other hand, have struggled this season. They have failed to find the back of the net in the EPL since their match against Brighton & Hove Albion on September 17. Moreover, they have not scored a competitive goal since their EFL Cup tie against Everton on October 2. In short, the Saints need to start scoring. Otherwise, the Saints could find themselves in the relegation battle later this season.

Team News:

Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo and Kevin De Bruyne are injured and will not feature in this match. İlkay Gündoğan, Eliaquim Mangala and Danilo have returned from their injury spells.

Southampton have a fully fit squad for this match.

Possible Lineups:

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; B. Silva, Fernandinho, D. Silva; Sterling, Agüero, Mahrez

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Southampton

Formation: 4-4-2

McCarthy; Soares, Hoedt, Stephens, Bertrand; Elyounoussi, Lemina, Romeu, Redmond;

Manager: Mark Hughes

Prediction:

Given their current forms, this seems like a very unfair match up between the Blues and the Saints. City have not conceded a goal in all competitions since their match against TSG Hoffenheim in the UEFA Champions League on October 2. In comparison, Southampton have not scored a goal in all competitions since their EFL Cup tie against Everton, which was also on October 2.

Unfortunately for the Saints, this match appears to be a very one-sided affair. It is predicted City will win this match comfortably and will retain their current position as the league leaders in the EPL.

Manchester City 3-0 Southampton