FM Preview: Southampton v Manchester City 09 Feb 2013

Last updated : 08 February 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Southampton v Manchester City fixture

Manchester City travel to take on Southampton at St. Mary's on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 38 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 10 wins, and Southampton have come away with 18 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Southampton was back in October 2004, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2002/2003 Sun 11 May Man. City 0 - 1 Southampton Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Southampton have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Saints have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Manchester City however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Sky Blues, and 5 goals against.

Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 24 points from 25 matches.

Manchester City's total of 53 points from their 25 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 7 11 6
Manchester City 6 4 2 0 10 2 14

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Manchester City are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Southampton. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southampton Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Manchester City Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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