How will the Premier League fixture play out tonight?


Manchester City have established an identity in their bid for recognition as one of the game’s super clubs (Getty)

Manchester City host Southampton on Wednesday night with both sides looking to build momentum ahead of the season run-in.

With ten games to go, Pep Guardiola’s side are a handful of victories away from winning their fifth Premier League title. But first they must bounce back from their derby defeat to rivals Manchester United, and victory over the Saints would take them 14 points clear at the top of the table.

Southampton were falling towards the relegation zone in recent weeks but managed to gain their first win in ten games over Sheffield United last weekend.

Despite going from European hopefuls to relegation candidates, Ralph Hasenhuttl will be hoping to extend their seven-point lead over the drop zone with a surprise result at the league leaders.

Here’s everything you need to know about Wednesday night’s Premier League clash.

When is it?

The match will kick-off at 6pm GMT at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

How can I watch it?

The game will be broadcasted on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 5.30pm GMT.

What is the team news?

Pep Guardiola confirmed he has a fully fit squad to choose from on Wednesday night but the Spaniard is expected to make several changes as they continue their run of seven matches in 20 days.

Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte and Ferran Torres were only some of the players left on the bench for the Manchester United defeat and they could all come into the side.

Southampton have been dealt a blow as star striker Danny Ings is now expected to miss three weeks of the season after coming off against Sheffield United.

Ibrahima Diallo and Kyle Walker-Peters have late fitness tests after niggles, while Theo Walcott, Oriol Romeu, Will Smallbone and Michael Obafemi are expected to be out for the long-term.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Gundogan; Foden, Aguero, Torres

Southampton: Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestegaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Minamino; Tella, Adams

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Odds

Manchester City 2/11

Draw 13/2

Southampton 15/1

Prediction

The two teams went against the form book over the weekend but normality should resume here. Pep Guardiola’s side will be too strong even if the City boss makes several changes from the weekend derby loss. Man City 3-0 Southampton

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