Southampton – Manchester City

Southampton is hosting Manchester City in a game from the 33th round of the English Premier League. Now we are about to offer you our soccer betting tips for the at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton.

This is a difficult first season for Josep Guardiola in the Premier League. The Catalan tactician was welcomed with high hopes at the Etihad Stadium, but so far his debut campaign in England is not really that briliant. Manchester City are already out of the title race in the Premier League and they were also eliminated in the Champions League already.

In the summer we could expect some serious changes in City’s squad, but first they have to secure their in the Champions League for the next season. Right now The Citizens are 4th in the standings, having 4 points advantage in front of city rivals Manchester United. But the Red Devils also have a game in hand.

As for Southampton, The Saints are currently 9th in the standings, having won their last two matches against Crystal Palace and WBA. We could say that Southampton are now just finishing their season, so they are playing mainly for their reputation right now.

Pep Guardiola can’t rely on the injured Bacary Sagna, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan, with the last one being out for the season.

Southampton on the other hand can’t use the suspended Oriol Romeu, while Virgil Van Dijk and Matthew Robert Targett are still injured. Charlie Austin returns after a successful recovery, but Alex McCarthy, Manolo Gabbiadini, Sofiane Boufal and Steven Davis are doubtful for the game.

Here’s the conclusion in our soccer betting tips for this game: Manchester City are still fighting hard to secure their place in the Champions League for the next season. They need the three points, but the St. Mary’s is a difficult ground to play at. Bet with caution on this clash.

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