Southampton vs Man City prediction 13/05/2018

Manchester City will be looking to become the first team in Premier League history to reach 100 points with a victory at Southampton on Sunday.

With Pep Guardiola’s side out of both the FA Cup and Champions League they can fully focus on the Premier League finale as it will be their final game of the season.

Southampton themselves aren’t mathematically safe as they only have a three-point lead over the drop zone, but with a +9 better goal difference than Swansea.  Though with the Welsh side at home to bottom-of-the-league Stoke City on the final day, Mark Hughes will be hoping Manchester City don’t run riot on his side.

The Saints have been very poor both at the back and in attack this season and will be very grateful if they do indeed avoid relegation.  A lot of rebuilding is needed over the summer.

Although Sergio Aguero is out injured and Gabriel Jesus hasn’t scored in his last two, you can expect a lot of pressure on the Southampton goal at St Mary’s.  Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling all have the ability to cause the Southampton defence real problems.

I cannot see anything but a Manchester City win to move them onto exactly 100 points this weekend.  Don’t be surprised if they win by a couple too.

Dead cert: Manchester City to win is 1.42 with Betfair
Value bet: Manchester City to win -1.5 goals is 2.14 with Betfair

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