Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would have been delighted by the reaction of his players as his side thrashed newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool 4-0 on Thursday night.
The Citizens will go into their match against Southampton tomorrow full of confidence, and they have only one injury concern. Sergio Aguero is out for the remainder of the campaign with a knee injury. Fernandinho will return after his two-match suspension.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face Southampton:
Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy, De Bruyne, Gundogan, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling
The Saints have five players on the treatment table. Sofiane Boufal (thigh), Jannik Vestergaard (muscular), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (ankle), Jan Valery (knock) and Nathan Tella are all sidelined.
Southampton’s Predicted XI:
McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Ings, Long
The bookmakers have made City the favourites with Coral pricing them at 1/3 odds-on for the win. A draw is 5/1 with Bet365 while a Southampton victory is 17/2 at William Hill.
Predicted Score – 3-1 to City