Southampton v Man City
Sunday, May 13 – 15:00
Southampton beat Swansea City 1-0 in their last league game, thanks to a late second-half winner from Manolo Gabbiadini. The result all but guaranteed that the Saints will remain in the Premier League next season, with Swansea now needing a considerable victory over Stoke to escape from the relegation zone. Southampton currently sit 17th on the leaderboard, three points and nine goals above 18th placed Swansea.
Man City beat Brighton 3-1 on Wednesday night, taking their points tally to 97 for the season. The result saw City not only break the record for total points, but also goals scored (103) and games won in a single campaign (31). PFA Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane was the stand out man for the Citizens, setting up all three of their goals. Keep an eye on him tomorrow.
Let’s take a look at the stats:
- Southampton have only managed to win one of their last nine matches against Man City in the Premier League (D2 L6).
- The Citizen have won on two of their last three trips to St Mary’s (L1) – both victories were by a 3-0 scoreline.
- The Saints have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 12 matches against Man City in the Premier League – conceding a total of 27 goals.
- Southampton have collected eight points from their last four matches in the Premier League (W2 D2).
- Man City have a chance to become the first team to ever reach the 100 point mark in a single Premier League season – breaking a top-flight record set by Liverpool in 1978/79 (98).
- Pep Guardiola’s side could also become the first team to win 32 matches in a single English top-flight season – they are currently level with the 1960/61 Tottenham team (31).
- A win tomorrow would see Man City become the first club to win 16 away matches in a season and collect 50 points from away games.
- Only Tottenham (1960/61) managed to win 16 away matches in a single season – no side have ever taken 50 points on the road.
- Prior to his appointment as Man City manager in 2008, Mark Hughes had never lost against them in the Premier League – he has since won just two of 13 matches against the Citizens (D3 L8).
Man City have experienced a remarkable season and are now reaping the rewards of all of their hard work. Pep Guardiola has been successful at each of his previous clubs, but few would have backed Spaniard to break so many English top-flight records in just his second season in charge. Southampton have just about escaped the drop, and they have much to reflect and improve on over the summer. Leroy Sane has incredible on Wednesday, and we’re backing the German to impress again tomorrow.