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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|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|
|1999/2000||Wed 15 Sep||Man City||0 - 0||Southampton||LC|
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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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
|Man City||Drawn 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.
|Southampton||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.