Manchester City must forget those two shocking defeats that they swallowed in the last three weeks of the Premier League, where those two defeats also not only made the champions survive farther from the top of the standings, but also eliminated Tottenham Hotspur from 2nd place in the standings. Bitter indeed, but the Citizen must forget the defeat and focus again to package the victory in the next match, where they will face Southampton. Their match itself is planned to take place on Sunday, December 30, 2018 in St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton, who will play as the host in the match, will have extra motivation to win. Because, in the current Premier League standings, the team directed by Ralph Hassenhutl inhabited 16th place, with only 3 points ahead of the relegation zone. Obviously, the Saints are aiming for full points in the party later, even though their opponents are the defending Premier League champions. Before City, Southampton managed to record 2 consecutive wins.
Meanwhile, Manchester City, as we say, unexpectedly suffered two defeats in their last two Premier League matches, each against Leicester City and Crystal Palace. The failure of Citizen to maintain an unbeaten record not only made them evicted from the top of the standings, but also won by Tottenham Hotspur in the 2nd place. Now, Citizen is 6 points behind Liverpool at the top.
Head to head Matches – Southampton vs. Manchester City:
04/11/18 Manchester City 6-1 Southampton
05/13/18 Southampton 0-1 Manchester City
30/11/17 Manchester City 2-1 Southampton
4/15/17 Southampton 0 – 3 Manchester City
10/23/16 Manchester City 1 – 1 Southampton
Southampton’s Last 5 Matches:
11/28/18 Leicester City 0 – 0 Southampton
12/2/18 Southampton 2-2 Manchester United
12/12/18 Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 1 Southampton
Cardiff City 1 – 0 Southampton
12/16/18 Southampton 3-2 Arsenal
Manchester City’s Last 5 Matches:
12/12/18 Watford 1-2 Manchester City
12/12/18 Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City
12/13/18 Manchester City 2-1 Hoffenheim
12/15/18 Manchester City 3-1 Everton
12/19/18 Leicester City 1 – 1 Manchester City
Southampton: McCarthy – Yoshida – Oriol Romeu – Armstrong – Redmond – Højbjerg – Ings – Vestergaard – Bednarek – Targett – Valery
Manchester City: Muric – Otamendi – Mahrez – Zinchenko – Foden – Aguero – Brahim Diaz – Walker – Stones – Eric Garcia – De Bruyne