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Manchester City v Southampton: Preview, Team News and Prediction

City face a tall task in the south of England.

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Southampton FC v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

The Premier League rolls on! Manchester City’s game is the against a surging Southampton.

A match filled with plenty of story lines as both teams battle a packed schedule and quality opponents. There is plenty to discuss.

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, England

Time and Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020 kick off at 3.00 pm (UK), 10.00 am (EST)

Referee: Mike Dean

Assistants: Ian Hussin, Darren Cann

Fourth official: Robert Jones

VAR: Lee Mason

Assistant VAR: Adrian Holmes

TV Info: Amazon Prime (UK), NBCSN (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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City are ninth in the Premier League, with 20 points from 12 games and eight points behind leaders Liverpool, who have played one game more.

City do hold a seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions and, during that period, have conceded just one goal.

The Saints sit third in the Premier League table, four points behind leaders Liverpool. They drew 1-1 with Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

It should be a great match between two great managers. The difference could be in the attack as City’s finishing has been questionable. Something will have to give.

Team News

Pep Guardiola will have one player questionable, Sergio Aguero.

Southampton will face no injury issues and will ave all players available.


Manchester City 3-2 Southampton