Man City vs Southampton: Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions

Manchester City vs Southampton EFL CUP (Carabao Cup)
Man City vs Southampton, Carabao Cup, City of Manchester Stadium

Manchester City are big favourites to beat a Southampton side that are not doing so well in the Premier League and may be much changed for the trip to the Etihad Stadium.

Our Betting Tips

If this were a Premier League game the chance of Manchester City keeping a clean sheet would probably be higher. But with an experimental City back line Southampton may be able to get at least one goal.

MANCHESTER CITY TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

Manchester City did not score many goals on the way to winning the League Cup last season (until the 9-0 thrashing of Burton Albion) and although the home side should win this, they may not post a high score.

TOTAL GOALS UNDER 3.5

However this game goes in the end it is likely that Manchester City will start the brighter at home – and should be in front when the whistle goes for half time.

MANCHESTER CITY TO WIN FIRST HALF

Best Odds

Man City
Draw
Southampton
10Cric

Statistics

Head to Head

Manchester City have completely dominated games between these two sides in recent years – and scored a lot of goals in the process. But the last time they met in the League Cup – 20 years ago – it was Southampton who ended up victorious.

Stats

  • They may like to play some of the squad players but Manchester City have enjoyed this competition in recent years – winning four of the last six titles.
  • Southampton have never won the League Cup – but did make it to the final three years ago when they lost 3-2 to Manchester United.
  • Manchester City won 3-0 away at Preston in the last round with both Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus getting on the score sheet.
  • Southampton have been drawn away from home in both of the previous two rounds – and won both of them without conceding a goal.

Our Prediction for Man City vs Southampton

Manchester City to win

This one may be closer than many people are predicting – but Manchester City should still make it through to the quarter finals for the third time in a row.

Darren Williamson is an experienced soccer writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European soccer, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.

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