Manchester City’s 6-3 win over RB Leipzig was entertaining for the neutrals but manager Pep Guardiola will be keen to get back to keeping clean sheets against Southampton tomorrow.
The Spaniard is, though, likely to be without Aymeric Laporte (groin) and John Stones (muscular) for the match at the Etihad Stadium, with Nathan Ake set to stay in the starting lineup. Zack Steffen (virus) and Liam Delap (foot) are also ruled out.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Play Southampton:
Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Jesus, Torres, Grealish
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has Shane Long back from injury but William Smallbone (knee), Theo Walcott (muscular) and Stuart Armstrong (calf) are not expected to feature.
Southampton’s Predicted XI:
McCarthy, Livramento, Stephens, Salisu, Perraud, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi, Romeu, Redmond, Adam Armstrong, Djenepo
At the bookies, City are the red hot favourites with Betway pricing them at 2/13 for the win. A draw is 17/2 with Bet 365 while a victory for Southampton is 20/1 at Betfred.
Predicted Score – 4-0 to City