Southampton prepare to entertain Manchester City at St. Marys at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 37 games played, Saints have recorded 18 wins, and Man City have come away with 10 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was less than a year ago, in November 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Apr||Man City||1 - 3||Southampton||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 01 Nov||Southampton||0-2||Man City||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sun 11 May||Man City||0 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Oct||Southampton||2 - 0||Man City||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 03 Mar||Man City||0 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2000/2001||Mon 23 Oct||Southampton||0 - 2||Man City||PREM|
|1999/2000||Tue 21 Sep||Southampton||4 - 3||Man City||LC|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Saints's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.
Man City's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Sky Blues's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 4 points from 7 matches. Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 7 points from their 7 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at St. Marys for the Saints and the Madmen are unable to see past Man City claiming victory in a close match.
|Southampton||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Man City||5 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.