Manchester City vs Southampton Betting Tips

Manchester City are playing against Southampton in the Premier League match on the 18th of September in the Etihad Stadium, Manchester at 19:30 IST. Man City had lost the first game but have not conceded a single goal thereafter, while Southampton are yet to register the full three points from a match.

Manchester City Form and Team News

Man City have hit the most goals so far and conceded the least goals as well, but still they find themselves in the fifth position due to a loss at the hands of Tottenham in the first game. They were one of the best clubs in the world last season and as it has been for many seasons now, but even the league titles speak for themselves, the hunt for a European championship is still happening, and they faltered in the final last time around. They finished the league as the number one team, they were so dominant in the league that they were confirmed with the title even before the last three games of the season. The league form has never been the question for this Man City team, they need to replicate this in the championships and winning those could be the priority for the blues. 

Superstar manager Pep Guardiola has been instrumental in Man City winning multiple league titles in the past few years, but his conundrum of not being able to win the European Championship after the famous Barcelona reign in 2011 is still up for debate, he could’ve buried the conversation had he won the championship last season, but that was not to be. Jack Grealish has brought to the table that creativity they were lacking in the middle of the park whose source earlier used to be only a certain Kevin De Bruyne. Now they have the luxury of playing both in the middle for sustained pressing. 

Southampton Form and Team News

They have played four games so far, drawing three and losing one. Southampton has made an average start to the season by their standards. They are placed in the 14th position as of now. Southampton in the last season barely avoided relegation after having to finish at the 15th position at the end with just 43 points, they displayed a good brand of football in certain games, but also made it a point to show the exact opposite in certain other games as well. They in this season would want to erase whatever was done wrong during last season and start afresh. They are playing against Manchester City in the next match on the road on Saturday.

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has been doing a decent job while being at the helm in the last three years helping the team with his expertise and calm head, but he could be counting the number of opportunities his team let slip away in the last season where they have been winless and to make matters worse, they even got kicked out of top ten after this. He would want this team to continue the season with nothing less than a win here against Man City which could well be the statement in the making for this season. 

Odds by Casumo

Manchester City are favourites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.14 odds while Southampton is placed at 20.00. The odds for a draw is 9.00.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Manchester City have been phenomenal in the last three games with almost everything going their way. They are strong at home and on the road as well. The league winners last season had almost run away with the league as regards the points and they are expected to continue their excellent run at home to Southampton here as well. Lots of goals are expected. The odds are completely against Southampton and if they happen to cause an upset here, that could open the league wide open even though it’s too early. 

Tip 1: Manchester City total goals over 2.5

Manchester City have in the last four matches across competitions have seen three of these games where they have managed to score over 2.5 goals individually. While in the last five home games that they have played, they have managed to score above the 2.5 goal limit in all five matches of those. Playing away, one of the last three games have also seen Southampton conceding over 2.5 goals to the opponent. Four of the last seven games between the two sides played also saw Manchester City scoring over 2.5 goals. So the game between Manchester City and Leverkusen on Saturday will most likely have Manchester City scoring over 2.5 goals in it. The odds for Manchester City total goals over 2.5 according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.63.

Tip 2: Both teams not to score

In the last three head to head matches between the two sides, two matches have seen both teams not scoring. Southampton in the last three matches played across competitions have had two matches where both teams have scored. Playing away, in the last two matches, one of Southampton’s matches have had both teams not scoring. Manchester City across just the league has seen five of the last five matches where both teams have not scored. At home, Man City have had two of the last three where both teams did not score. So with all the above stats and considering the home advantage that Man City possess, So we can expect the match to have both teams not scoring. The odds for both teams not to score is 1.58 according to the Casumo Sportsbook. 


Man City would want to tighten the screws on the top four positions while Southampton would be hoping to cause an upset if they happen to win here at Etihad. Summarizing on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Manchester City Total Goals over 2.5 @ 1.63.
  2. Both teams not to score @ 1.58.

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