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MCI vs SOU Dream11 Team Prediction Tips For Manchester City vs Southampton Premier League Live Score 18 September


MCI vs SOU Dream11: Champions Manchester City invite Southampton to the Etihad on Saturday. The Citizens ran riot against RB Leipzig in midweek, winning 6-3. After an opening day defeat at Spurs, they have registered three back-to-back wins in the league. They have scored 11 goals without reply in those games.

Meanwhile, Southampton are winless in four games. They have had three back-to-back draws. The Saints will have to wait longer for their first win of the season as they come up against a star-studded City side.

Date: 18 September, Saturday
Kick-Off: 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium

Premier League Table

Manchester City| 5th; Southampton| 14th

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Recent Form
Manchester City: WWWWL
Southampton: DDWDL

Head to Head 

Manchester City have won four games while Southampton have won once in the last five meetings between the two sides.

MCI vs SOU Today Match Prediction Details

Manchester City News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Aymeric Laporte and John Stones are both injured, which could mean a start for Nathan Ake.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Manchester City will lineup in a 4-3-3 formation.
  • Ederson Moraes should be starting in goal.
  • J Cancelo, R Dias, N Ake, and K Walker are expected to lineup in defence.
  • Rodri, I Gundogan, and J Grealish could occupy midfield positions.
  • K De Bruyne could start as a false nine flanked by G Jesus and R Sterling.

Manchester City Starting XI (likely)

Joao Cancelo
Ruben Dias
Nathan Ake
Kyle Walker
Ilkay Gundogan
Kevin De Bruyne
Gabriel Jesus
Jack Grealish
Raheem Sterling

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Southampton News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Stuart Armstrong and Theo Walcott will miss this encounter.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Southampton will lineup in a 4-1-4-1 formation.
  • A McCarthy should be starting between the sticks.
  • K Walker-Peters, J Stephens, M Salisu, R Perraud are likely to form the back four.
  • O Romeu will operate as the holding midfielder.
  • T Livramento, M Elyounoussi, J Ward-Prowse, and M Djenepo will occupy attacking midfield positions.
  • Che Admas will play as the lone forward.

Southampton Starting XI (likely)

Alex McCarthy
Kyle Walker-Peters
Jack Stephens
Mohammed Salisu
Romain Perraud
Tino Livramento
James Ward-Prowse
Mohammed Elyounoussi
Oriol Romeu
Moussa Djenepo
Che Adams

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MCI vs SOU Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Kevin de Bruyne has just one substitute appearance in the league so far. We all know about his qualities and he can shine in the false nine role.

Gabriel Jesus has been racking up the assists and goals in a new role down the right. He got a goal for himself in the UCL in midweek.

Games Played 4
Goals 1
Assists 3
Pass Accuracy 89
Chances Created 8
Interceptions 1
Tackles 2
Clean Sheets 2

Differential Pick

Joao Cancelo could prove to be a powerful differential. He has been very creative and can deliver points on both ends of the pitch.

Games Played 4
Goals 0
Assists 1
Pass Accuracy 89
Chances Created 4
Interceptions 8
Tackles 8
Clean Sheets 3


MCI vs SOU Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – E Moraes
Defenders – N Ake, J Cancelo, R Dias, V Livramento
Midfielders – K De Bruyne, J Grealish, J Ward Prowse, O Romeu
Forwards – G Jesus, C Adams

Likely Winner:

  • Manchester City has won eight of their previous nine Premier League games with Southampton, with a 1-0 loss at St Mary’s in July 2020 being the only exception.
  • Southampton has lost nine of their past ten visits to Etihad Stadium after winning three straight away league games against Man City between March 2001 and April 2004. (D1). Saints have only failed to score in one of their previous 16 league away games against the Citizens, but they have also failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11.
  • Only two top-flight clubs have won four straight home matches by a 5+ goal margin. Man City has won each of their past three home Premier League games by a 5-0 scoreline (Everton in 1931 and Aston Villa in 1899).
  • Southampton has failed to win in their past six Premier League games (D3 L3), drawing the last three. The last time Saints drew four games in a row in the Premier League was in March 2002.
  • Manchester City are the favorites to win this fixture.

Match Odds: 

Manchester City: 1/6
Southampton: 23/1

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Devashish Pant

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