FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 01 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Southampton v Manchester City fixture

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:
2003/2004Sat 17 AprMan City1 - 3SouthamptonPREM
2003/2004Sat 01 NovSouthampton0-2Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sun 11 MayMan City0 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Sat 05 OctSouthampton2 - 0Man CityPREM
2000/2001Sat 03 MarMan City0 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2000/2001Mon 23 OctSouthampton0 - 2Man CityPREM
1999/2000Tue 21 SepSouthampton4 - 3Man CityLC

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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.

Sequence statistics:
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.