Manchester City FC will be welcoming Southampton on Wednesday at 11:30 PM IST at the Etihad Stadium for the Premier League game. The hosts have acquired the number one position on the points table with 65 points while the visitors have occupied the 14th spot with 33 points.
Manchester City FC played 28 games, they won 20 fixtures, lost thrice and drew on five occasions while Southampton also played 27 games, they were victorious on nine occasions, lost 12 matches and had a draw on six games.
The home team were beaten by Manchester United by a scoreline of 2-0 on Sunday and will be wanting to bounce back for their upcoming games. Their arch-rivals ended Manchester City’s 21-game winning streak across all formats. They have gained a lead of 11 points at the summit of the Premier League standings and would be aiming to get back on the winning streak.
On the other hand, Southampton beat Sheffield United in their previous game which also ended their four-game winless streak. They will enter into this fixture on a confident note and would want to clinch yet another game.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Manchester City has the upper hand as they beat Southampton on 19 occasions and lost to them in seven games while seven games have ended in a stalemate.
Manchester City will miss the services of Nathan Ake. Phil Foden could replace Riyad Mahrez at the start. Joao Cancelo could be replaced by Kyle Walker.
Along with Michael Obafemi and Theo Walcott, Danny Ings will also be sidelined for Southampton after picking up a muscle injury. The two teams have no issues regarding suspensions.