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Southampton v Manchester City Betting: Visitors capable of battling to win

1:30 PM IST 14/04/17
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Our tipster fancies Pep Guardiola's men to edge a goal-laden game when they travel to St Mary's to meet Claude Puel's charges on Saturday evening

Manchester City will be hoping to banish their away-day blues when they travel to take on Southampton at St Mary's in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola's charges have failed to win any of their last three away matches in all competitions, but as the race for a place in the Premier League's top four gathers pace, there is no room for error for the men from Manchester when they visit Hampshire.

Southampton came from behind to beat Crystal Palace in their most recent match on home soil and the Saints will be in good spirits after following up on that result with a hard-fought win against West Brom at the Hawthorns last weekend.

Claude Puel's charges are available at 7/2 (4.50) with dabblebet to complete a hat-trick of Premier League victories by taking maximum points from this match, while the same firm go 3/1 (4.0) that the game ends all square - a selection that would have landed when the teams met in Manchester back in October.

Guardiola's side claimed a first win in five fixtures when they defeated Hull City last weekend and City are chalked up as a 3/4 (1.75) chance to claim back-to-back Premier League victories; dabblebet go 7/4 (2.75) that Guardiola's men win by at least two goals - a selection that would have landed in nine of City's last 10 wins in all competitions.

Defensive discipline has been at the heart of Southampton's success so far this season; Puel's team have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight wins and dabblebet offer a chunky 9/2 (5.50) that the trend continues in this match.

Manchester City, though, have an abundance of quality in the final third; Guardiola's charges have scored in 14 of their last 16 games in all competitions, scoring in eight of their last nine away games; dabblebet offer 4/6 (1.67) that there are at least three goals scored when City face the Saints.

Better value, though, could lie in backing Guardiola's team to come out on top of a goal-laden game when they make the trip to St Mary's; there have been at least three goals scored in 10 of the last 13 victories that the men from Manchester have recorded.

With that in mind, dabblebet's 6/4 (2.50) quote for at least three goals to be scored and Manchester City to win could offer decent value for punters ahead of Saturday's showdown on the south coast.

Over 2.5 goals and Manchester City to win at 6/4 (2.50) with dabblebet