In this week 23 match on Jan 22nd, Southampton hosts Manchester City at St. Mary’s Stadium in a meeting of these two Premier League teams. In Southampton’s last match they recorded a 4-1 win against Brentford. Jan Bednarek scored the first goal for Southampton in the 5th minute, then Vitaly Janelt tied it up for Brentford in the 23rd minute on a feed from Bryan Mbeumo. Southampton is looking for direction having 3 win and 3 losses in their last 10 matches, while in Manchester City’s last match they recorded a 4-1 win against Swindon Town. Bernardo Silva struck first for Manchester City in the 14th minute on a feed from Cole Palmer, then Gabriel Jesus added another in the 28th minute. Manchester City looks to continue their winning ways, having 10 wins in their last 10 matches.

Manchester City and Southampton last played eachother at the Etihad Stadium on Sep 18th. Manchester City and Southampton battled to a 0-0 draw. Neither Manchester City nor Southampton could manage to put one past the goalie. They had 15 and 11 shots on net respectively, but no one could score, and the match ended in a 0 – 0 draw,.

Both Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez have been the hottest scorers for Manchester City in the last five each having scored 3 goals each. Southampton’s most prolific scorer has been James Ward-Prowse. He has netted three goals over the last five matches

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Southampton squad will be without Kyle Walker-Peters, Moussa Djenepo, Alex McCarthy, Jack Stephens, Will Smallbone, T. Small and Valentino Livramento, while Benjamin Mendy, Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko are unavailable to play for Manchester City.