FM Preview: Manchester City v Southampton 19 Aug 2012

Last updated : 18 August 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Manchester City v Southampton fixture

Southampton travel to take on Manchester City at Eastlands on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 38 games played, Saints have recorded 11 wins, and Manchester City have come away with 14 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Manchester City was back in January 2007, over five years ago, with Manchester City running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2002/2003 Sat 05 Oct Southampton 2 - 0 Man. City Premiership

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Sky Blues, with 8 goals against.

Southampton's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Saints, and 6 goals against.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester City 6 6 0 0 17 5 18
Southampton 6 3 1 2 13 8 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Manchester City is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester City Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 7 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Southampton 9 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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