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Manchester City vs Southampton Predictions: EPL Matchweek 10 Odds & Best Bets

13:55 EAT 06/10/2022
Erling Haaland Manchester City Copenhagen 2022-23
The EPL champions are in rampant form at that looks set to continue when they welcome the struggling Saints to Manchester this weekend

The reigning champions of England look to continue their dominant start to the season when they host Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Manchester City is coming off a stunning victory at last week’s derby, where they dominated Manchester United 6-3. Meanwhile, Southampton’s losing streak extended to three games when it suffered a 2-1 loss to Everton last weekend.

The two teams sit on opposite sides of the table heading into Saturday’s game. City now sits just one point behind Arsenal for the top spot on the table, while Southampton is merely sitting above relegation by only two points.

Manchester City has seemingly dominated the head-to-head matchup over the past few years, with Southampton’s last win coming in 2020.

Judging by the two club’s current forms, City should easily handle Southampton in this game, especially at home.

Anthony Blanco's 2022-23 EPL/UCL Betting Record: 1-1, +1 Unit(s)

Manchester City vs Southampton Odds

  • 3-way handicap: Manchester City (-750) | Draw (+800) | Southampton (+1750)
  • Draw No Bet: Manchester City (-5000) |Southampton (+1300)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 3.5 ( -140) | Under 3.5 (+100)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (+100) | No (-140)

Manchester City vs Southampton odds are current as of Wednesday, Oct. 5, on BetMGM Sportsbook.

The Sky Blues will enter Saturday’s match as heavy favorites - an every-week occurrence at this point. The defending champions have shown why they are the odds-on favorite to win the EPL once again, making it the fifth time in six years.

The wide margin in odds in this match is indicative of City’s form at the moment. As a result, there is little value in backing MCFC’s money line. However, a few plays could cash fairly easily in this match.

Manchester City vs Southampton Betting Tips

Analyzing Southampton’s inability to score goals this season is an excellent place to start when betting this game. With only eight goals on the season and one in the last three games, you can expect Ralph Hasenhüttl’s club to struggle to find the back of the net against the possession-dominant City.

Manchester City’s six goals last week are tied for the second most goals scored in a game in the EPL this season. This is also the second time City has scored six goals this season, doing so in Matchweek 5 against Nottingham Forest. The Sky Blues’ league-leading 29 goals in eight matches have the team on a record-breaking pace early this year.

Erling Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm. With 14 goals and three assists in only eight appearances, Haaland scoring a goal in a match is no longer in question.

The question is, how many goals will the 22-year-old finish with? Last week’s hat trick marks the Norwegian’s third in succession at home making him the first player in EPL to do so. In addition, Haaland’s 1.75 goals-per-game average has him on pace to shatter the EPL record in his very first season in the league.

Manchester City vs Southampton Prediction

Manchester City 4-0 Southampton

Man City has given no indication of slowing down its high-volume goal scoring despite the team’s current intensive schedule. With Guardiola seemingly getting some key players back fit, a 4-0 result is not out of the question for England’s top club.

Southampton’s up and down season makes it hard to back the club to produce a result in this match. The club’s road struggles will undoubtedly continue, and chances will be limited.

Manchester City vs Southampton Best Bets

➕ Manchester City to win and Southampton not to score (-115) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 3 units

Plenty of evidence supports this bet coming to fruition in this match. City to win is not a question, but Southampton failing to score is where all the risk lies.

Southampton has only scored three goals in four road games this season, with two coming against Leicester City. However, playing the powerhouse that is Man City at a packed Etihad should prove to be too much for the young Southampton squad.

➕ Halftime/Fulltime Manchester City/Manchester City (-200) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 3 units

BetMGM’s odds for City to win both halves were surprising to see. Besides last week’s match versus United, City has done a great job winning in both halves this year.

Haaland and Phil Foden’s two second-half goals last week, despite being up 4-0 at halftime, are proof that the team will keep the pressure on all game.

The hosts can easily find the net in both halves of this game, making this a solid play, given the odds in this match.