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Manchester City v Southampton: Preview, Team News and Prediction

A match filled with angles.

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The Premier League rolls on!

Manchester City’s game is against 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: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Saturday, 18 September, 2021 kick off at 15.00 pm (BST, UK), 10.00 am (EST, USA)

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Assistants: Marc Perry, Timothy Wood

Fourth official: Peter Bankes

VAR: Martin Atkinson

Assistant VAR: Richard West

TV Info: BBC Sport (UK), NBCSN/Peacock (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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Man City are hitting on all cylinders as City have won the last four in all competitions, scoring 17 times in the process.

That record is particularly impressive at the Etihad Stadium, where Pep Guardiola’s men have won each both league matches against Norwich and Arsenal 5-0, before scoring six against RB Leipzig on Wednesday evening. A fine start

The Saints are currently in 14th in the Premier League with three points from their four matches so far.

After an opening day defeat Everton, Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side have picked up three hard-fought draws against Manchester United, Newcastle United and West Ham United respectively.

Which team will come out in front?

Team News

Pep Guardiola’s side have Aymeric Laporte and John Stones as doubtful. Zach Steffen remains sidelined with COVID. Ben Mendy remains suspended.

The Saints have Theo Walcott, Stuart Armstrong and William Smallbone out with injury.


Manchester City 3-1 Southampton