FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 31 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 36 games played, Saints have recorded 11 wins, and Man City have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 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:
2004/2005Sat 02 OctSouthampton0 - 0Man CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Saints have hit 6 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 24 points from their 20 games played so far, Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 14 points from their 20 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sky Blues, as the Saints have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man City Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Southampton Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.