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Southampton v Manchester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

13:39 SAST 2018/05/13
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Southampton
With Guardiola's men intent on breaking as many records as possible, Al Hain-Cole is backing them to record a high-scoring victory over the Saints

Manchester City will be looking to become the first team in the English top flight to reach 100 points when they take on Southampton at St Mary's Stadium in Sunday's final Premier League clash.

Pep Guardiola's team has already become the highest scorers in a Premier League campaign by hitting 105 so far, while one more victory would also see them equal Tottenham's record of 32 league wins recorded in 1961.

Latest Odds

Having come out on top in six of the last eight encounters between these sides, they are available at 4/9 (1.44) with bet365 to make yet more history with another victory here.

All but safe from relegation as they sit three points clear of 18th-placed Swansea with a far superior goal difference, the Saints can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) to celebrate with a shock win against the champions.

Five of the hosts' last 10 home league matches have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them holding out for a point in this one.

Team News

Mario Lemina, Steven Davis and Jan Bednarek are all expected to miss out through injury, although Maya Yoshida is available once again for Mark Hughes.

Sergio Aguero is still ruled out for the Citizens, while Benjamin Mendy will be hoping to make a first league start since last September as he seeks to prove his fitness ahead of the World Cup.

Motivated Man City

Considering the quality of opposition on Sunday, Hughes will be extremely relieved to have effectively secured Premier League survival with a game to spare.

Already touted as the Premier League's best ever team, City look highly motivated to make that claim official by breaking as many records as possible.

Breaking the 100-point barrier looks more than possible considering they have won each of their last five away matches, scoring an average of three goals per game.

Predictions

With Southampton having won just once in 10 home league games, even odds (2.00) seem generous on the guests coming out on top in a match featuring over 2.5 goals for their fifth away trip in six.

Man City to win & over 2.5 goals at Evens (2.00) with bet365 for a 2pt stake