England: Premier League
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
The team of Josep Guardiola had gained the victory over the debutant Huddersfield (1:2) during the 13th round of EPL. The goals were scored by Sergio Agüero and Raheem Sterling.
The victory over the debutant became the 11th in the winning series of Man City. Before the new 14th round the only leader of the champion’s race is ahead of its main rival MU with 8 points. And that is why prior every new round quite reasonable question arises …
Who can stop Citizens?
During the 13th last matches of a calendar season the team of Josep Guardiola has scored 42 goals to the gates of its rivals (the average goal difference is 3.23 goals per one match). And the top list of 10 best goalscorers of the English season contains even four representatives from Etihad Stadium – Sergio Agüero (9 goals), Gabriel Jesus (8 goals), Raheem Sterling (8) and Leroy Sane (6). What defense line can fight against such super attacking potential of the leader?
Considerable decrease of the level of game
According to the opinion of the majority of experts and analysts of English football the main disappointments of the current season are Southampton and Everton. Last Sunday two losers met with each other at St Mary's Stadium and the meeting ended with the confident victory of the hosts (4:1). But, despite such crucial victory, the total results of Southampton demonstrated during this championships are rather poor – 16 points (+4=4-5) and the 10th place at the tournament bracket.
And now the statistics of meetings! Southampton has been playing its 6th season in frames of elite division and 5 previous visits of the Red and Whites to Etihad Stadium had ended with 4 victories gained by the hosts (3:2, 4:1, 2:0, 3:1 and 1:1). But last season Southampton demonstrated absolutely different level of game. Now the possible victory of the Citizens is obvious.
Man City – 1.20, draw – 8.00, Southampton – 15.00;
tip: Both teams to score NO - odds 1.9 Betfair