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Southampton FC vs. Manchester City 7/5/20 - Premier League Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Southampton FC vs Manchester City
Date & Time Sunday July 5, 2020, 2:00 PM (EDT)
Location
St. Mary's Stadium St. Mary's Stadium, Britannia Road, Northam, Southampton, South East, England, SO14 5FP, United Kingdom
Latest odds
Southampton FC +911
TV Channel
NBC

Southampton will play their next English Premier League fixture at home where they will host Manchester City. 

Manchester City have failed to defend their title this season but the team has looked in exceptional form since the start of 2020 and they showed that in their last match where they defeated Liverpool 4-0 at home. It was a dominant performance by Manchester City as they controlled most of the possession and had over 10 shots. It was a dominant display against the top team in the Premier League and it should give the team huge amounts of confidence going forward. This is a match that Manchester City will be hoping to win. 

On the other side of the coin, Southampton have had a modest season. As it currently stands, the Saints are in 14th position with 40 points from their 32 games. It is unlikely that Southampton will get relegated but the team will hope to win a few more games before the end of the season. Southampton won their previous match as they defeated Watford 3-1 away from home. It was a hugely impressive performance by Southampton with Danny Ings looking in dominant form. Danny Ings scored twice for the Saints during the victory. Despite that result, Southampton are expected to struggle in this match as they are playing an elite team in Manchester City.
Manchester City played Southampton earlier in the season at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. It was a solid match for Manchester City as the team won 2-1 at home. Manchester City were dominant as they had close to 80% of the possession and had 19 shots. 

Free Pick:
Manchester City -294

Looking at this fixture, I see Manchester City winning with some ease. The Sky Blues are the stronger side and they have the attacking ability to easily break through the Southampton defense. I see the over 2.5 goals being the best bet as both teams are strong going forward.

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