SOU vs MCI Dream11 Team Prediction: Manchester City travels to the south coast to take on Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League. The two sides seem to have exchanged places in the league table with Manchester City sitting in 9th place, 8 points off the top, albeit with a game in hand. Southampton is on an excellent run of form and finds themselves in 3rd place, just one point of 2nd place and 4 points off the league leaders. The Saints have just one loss in their last 11 games with 7 wins against sides like Everton and Aston Villa and have held Arsenal and Chelsea to a draw. Manchester City has been poor compared to their standards this season despite just 2 losses and 1 loss in their last 17 games. They have also drawn 5 games in the league which has pulled them down, with disappointing results against the likes of West Brom, West Ham and Leeds. Had they converted those results into wins, they would be 2nd in the table with a game in hand.
Southampton vs Manchester City, Premier League
19th December, 8:30 pm (IST)
St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Southampton – DLWWD
Man City – DWWDD
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Man City have the upper hand with 4 wins in their last 5 games with Southampton winning 1.
Last meeting: Southampton 1-0 Manchester City (Premier League, 5th July 2020)
Live Streaming: Star Sports Select Network, Disney + Hotstar
SOU vs MCI Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Southampton Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Ralph Hasenhuttl has a completely fit squad for the SOU vs MCI Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: The Saints will look to stick to the winning formula and the side that drew to Arsenal should continue to start. Alex McCarthy will keep his place in goal behind a backline of Kyle Walker-Peters and Ryan Bertrand on the flanks with a centre-back pairing of Jan Bednarek and Jannik Vestergaard. Moussa Djenepo was excellent as a substitute against Arsenal but will most likely continue to start on the bench with a midfield of Theo Walcott, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse and Stuart Armstrong on the right. Che Adams too was very impressive against Arsenal and will lead the line alongside Danny Ings.
Southampton Starting XI (probable):
Alex McCarthy (GK)
B) Manchester City Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: City will be without the services of Eric Garcia and Oleksandr Zinchenko for this game.
Doubtful: Sergio Aguero is regaining fitness and it remains to be seen if Pep Guardiola gives him a start.
Expected changes: Ederson should continue in goal as usual. City is yet to lose a game when John Stones has started and will be given the nod ahead of Nathan Ake, alongside Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and Benjamin Mendy at left-back. Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan should form the double-pivot ahead of Fernandinho with Riyad Mahrez replacing Phil Foden on the flanks. Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne should keep their place in attacking midfield. Gabriel Jesus should start up-front, despite not scoring in 7 appearances with Aguero likely to come on as an impact substitute.
Manchester City Starting XI (probable):
Ederson Moraes (GK
Kevin De Bruyne
SOU vs MCI Today Match Prediction:
Despite their superior position in the table, Southampton go into this game as the underdogs with Bet365 and SkyBet offering odds of 4/9 on a win for the away side and odds of 6/1 on a win for the Saints. Manchester City created 21 chances against West Brom but lacked the cutting edge to convert those chances which mean that Sergio Aguero’s level of involvement in the game will be a huge factor in determining the winner. Southampton will know that despite being a very tough side, with some disciple at the back and aggression up-front, they will be able to cause the Cityzens some considerable damage in the SOU vs MCI Today Match Prediction.
SOU vs MCI Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Kevin De Bruyne – The Belgian has been his usual self this season with 2 goals and an impressive 10 assists in all competitions so far. He also created 54 goal-scoring chances and is one of the best creative midfielders in the world. De Bruyne has completed 17 successful dribbles and 22 accurate crosses.
Danny Ings – Danny Ings has successfully carried on last season’s form into this one with 6 goals and 3 assists in 9 starts. He has also been in fine form as before the Arsenal game, Ings had 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 5 games for the Saints. He has also created 12 goal-scoring chances so far with 13 successful dribbles.
Raheem Sterling – The Englishman has had an excellent career so far but this season he has lacked the ruthlessness in front of goal. Sterling has missed 7 big chances in all competitions so far but has still managed to score 5 goals and provide 4 assists. He has also succeeded in 31 dribbles.
Differential Picks –
Che Adams – Last season’s new signing, Che Adams, has been a very lucrative purchase for the Saints. Adams was excellent against Arsenal and grabbed the assist for the opening goal. He has 4 goals and 4 assists so far with 22 goal-scoring chances created 12 successful dribbles. Playing alongside Danny Ings will be a very formidable combination that City will need to be wary of.
Riyad Mahrez – Since the departure of Sane, Mahrez has been getting regular starts and has done well. He has scored 4 goals whilst providing 1 assist so far with 24 goal-scoring chances created. On the right flank, he has completed 17 successful dribbles and whipped in 8 accurate crosses.
James Ward-Prowse – The Englishman has been lethal from set-pieces this season, resulting in 4 goals and 3 assists so far. He has created 25 goal-scoring chances and has whipped in 23 accurate crosses and has a pass accuracy of 87%.