Manchester City vs Southampton – Wednesday 29th November 2017 – 20:00

Man City are 1/5 with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus at 9/4 to score first.

Manchester City face Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening, in a round of midweek PL fixtures.

Pep Guardiola's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win against Huddersfield, continuing their excellent start to their season.

Huddersfield looked on the verge of another shock result when Nicolas Otamendi turned the ball into his own net to give the Terriers the lead (45+1).

But Sergio Aguero equalised from the penalty spot just two minutes after the restart for Guardiola's side (47).

Raheem Sterling gave City all three points, with the England international bundling the ball home with six minutes remaining (84).
Rajiv van La Parra was sent off for Huddersfield with virtually the last kick of the game (90+6), adding insult to injury for the Terriers.

Unbeaten Start

Manchester City have had an unbeaten start to this season, in Southampton they face a side who have struggled this season.

Both Pellegrino and Guardiola were at Barcelona together in their playing career, with the former team mates keen to pull one over on each other.

City have been in imperious form this season, their only blemish has been the draw with Everton meaning they have dropped just two points.

They will remain top of the Premier League irrespective of the result, despite their rivals all enjoying tough fixtures.

City Favourites

Pep Guardiola's side come into this match as favourites, with home advantage informing the bookies.

This will be a match that City will want to win, maintaining the gap will be a top priority for the Sky Blues.

Man City will be looking for a second win in four matches against Southampton.

Solid Form

The Saints come into this match in good form, beating a poor Everton side 4-1 at St.Mary's in their last match.

Dusan Tadic opened the scoring for the Saints (18), deftly stroking past Jordan Pickford to make it 1-0.

Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised for the Toffees with a stunning strike (45), the Icelandic midfielder's dipping strike beating Fraser Forster.

Charlie Austin scored two goals in six minutes for the Saints (52, 58) with the former QPR man scoring two second-half headers.

Steven Davis rounded off the win for the Saints (87), condemning the Toffees to a second hefty defeat in three days.

Great Result 

That was a great result in the end for Mauricio Pellegrino's side, with the Saints ending their poor run of form.

It was a fantastic result for Southampton, who emphatically ended a run of back to back defeats.

That was also the Saints second win in their last six matches, with two draws and two defeats making up the six.

Southampton find themselves 10th in the table with that win, a fantastic position for the Saints to be in.

Saints Underdogs

Southampton come into this match as the underdogs, with the City's home advantage and excellent form informing the odds.

Mauricio Pellegrino's side will be looking to be the first team to beat Pep Guardiola's side.

The Saints will be looking for their 23rd win against Manchester City in 64 matches.

Southampton are 12/1 with Manolo Gabbiadini at 11/1 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Jesus to score first @ 9/4

Tip 2 – Southampton to win 2-1 @ 9/1

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