FM Preview: Southampton v Manchester City 07 Dec 2013

Last updated : 06 December 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Southampton v Manchester City fixture

Manchester City face a trip to Southampton at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 36 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 9 wins, and Southampton have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was less than a year ago, in February 2013, with Southampton running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 09 Feb Southampton 3-1 Man. City Premier League
2012/2013 Sun 19 Aug Man. City 3 - 2 Southampton Premier League
2006/2007 Sun 28 Jan Man. City 3 - 1 Southampton F.A. Cup
2004/2005 Sat 01 Jan Man. City 2 - 1 Southampton Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 02 Oct Southampton 0 - 0 Man. City Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 17 Apr Man. City 1 - 3 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 01 Nov Southampton 0 - 2 Man. City Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Southampton are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Saints, with 4 goals against.

Manchester City's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Sky Blues, and 5 goals against.

Southampton's 22 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

Manchester City's total of 28 points from their 14 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southampton 6 1 3 2 9 12 6
Manchester City 6 3 3 0 21 7 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sky Blues's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Southampton, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southampton Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Manchester City Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
13 games since last defeat.

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