Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 16 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Manchester City v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 35 games played, Saints have recorded 10 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 May 2003, with Southampton inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
1999/2000Wed 15 SepMan City0 - 0SouthamptonLC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Saints have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man City find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 33 matches. Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 42 points from their 32 games played so far,

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

Not a lot has been going right generally for Southampton on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Man City. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man CityDrawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Southampton4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.