Manchester City v Southampton: match preview

5-0, 5-0, 5-0 are the scorelines of Manchester City’s last three home Premier League matches. Factor in the six scored against RB Leipzig in Wednesday’s Champions League win at the Etihad Stadium and Southampton may be a touch wary of their visit. Especially as last season’s corresponding fixture ended in Pep Guardiola’s side putting, yes, five past Ralph Hasenhüttl’s. For Saints, a glimmer of hope can be found in both John Stones and Aymeric Laporte being injured, so the manager may inform his team to hit aerial bombs into the area, where Rúben Dias and Nathan Aké can be shaky. Jamie Jackson

Saturday 3pm

Venue Etihad Stadium

Last season Manchester City 5 Southampton 2

Referee Jon Moss

This season G3 Y6 R1 2.33 cards/game

Odds H 1-6 A 21-1 D 17-2

MANCHESTER CITY
Subs from Carson, Delap, Palmer, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Torres, Foden, Sterling

Doubtful none

Injured Stones (knock, unknown), Laporte (groin, unknown), Steffen (isolating, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y5 R0

Form LWWW

Leading scorer Torres 2

SOUTHAMPTON
Subs from Lewis, Forster, Diallo, Obafemi, Simeu, Broja, Valery, McQueen, Lyanco, Long

Doubtful None

Injured Walcott (knock, 29 Sep), Smallbone (match fitness, Oct), S Armstrong (calf, Oct),

Suspended None

Discipline Y8 R0

Form LDDD

Leading scorers A Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse 1

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