Southampton vs Manchester City Preview

Manchester City's first football team continues its preparations in preparation for an important and strong confrontation against its counterpart, Southampton, in the thirtieth round of the English Premier League "Premier League", in its new season 2022/2023.

The date of the Manchester City and Southampton match

Southampton's first football team will host its counterpart, Manchester City, this evening, Saturday, April 8, in the 30th round of the English Premier League.

The referee blows the whistle at the start of the Manchester City and Southampton match today at exactly the same hour
17:30 GMT.

After rescuing a point in a 3-3 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton came away from the London Stadium empty handed last weekend as they lost 1-0 against relegation rivals West Ham United.

Nayef Aguerd's first-half header proved to be the winning goal that condemned the Saints to their 18th Premier League defeat of the season, leaving them rooted to the foot of the table and four points adrift of safety.

Since taking the reins on a permanent basis, Ruben Selles has only won one of his six top-flight matches in charge of Southampton – a 1-0 home win over 19th-placed Leicester City last month – and they have failed to score in three of their last four games under his tutelage.

Indeed, the Saints have struggled to pose a regular threat in the final third and they are currently the joint-lowest scorers in the Premier League, finding the net just 23 times in 29 games along with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton.

However, Southampton managed to score twice in their last meeting with Man City, with Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo both on target in a 2-0 EFL Cup quarter-final victory at St Mary's in January.

Southampton have only won one of their last 13 Premier League meetings with Man City, but Selles will hope his side can replicate their resilient EFL Cup showing that frustrated the Citizens earlier this year as they bid to climb to safety.

Southampton possible starting lineup:

Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Caleta-Car, Perraud; S. Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Elyounoussi; Walcott, Sulemana

Manchester City possible starting lineup:

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Alvarez, Grealish