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Manchester City vs Southampton: Predictions, tips & betting odds

13:20 BST 07/10/2022
Erling Haaland Manchester City Copenhagen 2022-23
The Premier League champions have been devastating in recent weeks and face a Southampton team on a losing streak

Manchester City hope to make it six consecutive wins on Saturday when they take on Southampton in the Premier League. After demolishing Manchester United last week, Pep Guardiola's team thrashed Copenhagen 5-0 in the Champions League.

They have not been beaten in the Premier League or Champions League this season, having last suffered a defeat in the Community Shield match against Liverpool.

Man City vs Southampton latest odds

City are huge favourites to get another victory this week with bet365 offering odds of 1/9 (1.11).

The visitors are priced at a whopping 16/1 (17.0) with the draw available at 9/1 (10.0).

Man City vs Southampton first goal scorer odds

Erling Haaland fired in another fantastic hat-trick against United last week and opened the scoring in the midweek Champions League match. He is unsurprisingly the favourite to get the first goal on Saturday at odds of 7/4 (2.75) while team-mate Julian Alvarez, who also scored against Copenhagen, is 10/3 (4.33).

Adam Armstrong has one Premier League goal to his name so far and is priced at 18/1 (19.0) to get the first one on Saturday, as is Che Adams, who has scored twice this term.

Man City vs Southampton preview

The pressure is building on Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl because of his team's woeful results of late.

The Saints are on a three-game losing streak and are sitting worryingly close to the relegation zone.

That does not bode well ahead of their trip to the Etihad Stadium, as City are in remarkable form.

The reigning champions have been unstoppable lately with Haaland, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne standing out in attack.

However, they are missing Kyle Walker for this match after an operation on a groin injury, while John Stones and Kalvin Phillips are still out.

Man City vs Southampton tips and predictions

City have found the net at least times in each of their last eight home matches in the league so backing them to score over 2.5 goals at 4/9 (1.44) looks like a safe bet, while the more adventurous bet of over 3.5 goals at 11/10 (2.1) looks appealing, too.