Man City will host Southampton on Wednesday night at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City currently sit at the top of the Premier League table with 37 points, whereas Southampton sit in tenth position with only 16 points. City sit in a very comfortable position to win the League title this season and are arguably already uncatchable.
Raheem Sterling scored a late winner for City on Sunday to beat Huddersfield 2-1, this restored their eight-point lead at the top of the table. Pep Guardiola’s men have won 12 of their 13 Premier League games this season and seem to be unstoppable.
Southampton produced an impressive 4-1 victory against Everton on Sunday which will give them confidence for their travel to the Etihad stadium on Wednesday. With City being the favourites to win this game, Mauricio Pellegrino’s side will have to produce an outstanding performance to come away with anything from this game.
Benjamin Mendy and John Stones remain out of action for City through injuries. However, with such a strong squad, this hasn’t seemed to be a problem for Guardiola’s men. The starting line-up is set to feature City’s usual stars, including top goal scorer Raheem Sterling.
Southampton will be without Targett and Jeremy Pied who are both still injured. The Saints will be relying on Charlie Austin’s scoring form to help them against City. Austin scored two goals against Everton on Sunday and was a very key player in his team’s success.
Southampton have some tricky fixtures ahead of them, Sunday’s game against Man City is the first of four games against a top-six side between now and boxing day.
Predicted Result: Manchester City 3-0 Southampton