Manchester City finally overcame a brave Huddersfield Town on Sunday with a late Raheem Sterling to keep Pep Guardiola’s side eight points clear of rivals Manchester United at the top of the Premier League.
The Citizens have dropped just two points in their opening 13 games this season and Southampton pose little threat to preventing the league leaders from picking up a further three points on Wednesday.
With the likes of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and David Silva in attack, Manchester City have scored a phenomenal 42 goals already this season – more than three a game on average. They also have the second best defensive record in the league too.
Whilst Southampton were 4-1 winners on Sunday it was against a managerless Everton side who appeared to give up during the second half and whom had been thrashed 5-1 at home by Atalanta on Thursday night.
The Saints had been having a difficult season prior to the weekend. They head into the round of midweek games in 10th but have lost four of their last eight and with only 13 goals in as many games this season – four of those coming in one game.
For this I believe Manchester City will run out comfortable winners over Southampton at the Etihad on Wednesday.