Friday, July 1

Southampton vs Manchester City, live! How to watch, stream, team news


Southampton vs Manchester City is an intriguing clash at St Mary’s on Saturday (watch live, 12:30pm ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com) as the runaway Premier League leaders head to the South Coast.

LIVE STREAM SOUTHAMPTON v MANCHESTER CITY

On paper this should be a routine victory for Manchester City, but they drew at home against Southampton earlier this season and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have caused Pep Guardiola’s superstars plenty of trouble in recent battles. Southampton come into this game sitting 12th in the table and their aim is to push for a top 10 finish in the second half of the season. Chelsea loan Armando Broja is their main man at the top and captain James Ward-Prowse is in incredible form in midfield. The Saints have improved defensively this season and have only lost one of their 10 home games at St Mary’s. They’ll need a heroic defensive display and a special JWP to get anything this time.

Manchester City come into this game on the heels of a huge home win against Chelsea last week, which basically ended Chelsea’s title hopes and City sit 11 points clear at the top of the table heading into to this weekend. Guardiola knows that Liverpool (who have one match to go) will push them to the end, but after 12 consecutive PL wins, City are in compelling form. City are not as free to score as they have been in previous seasons, but they are very solid defensively and Kevin de Bruyne is back to his best and dominating games. At the moment, it’s hard to see when Man City will drop any points, let alone lose a game.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Southampton vs Manchester City.

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Southampton team news, injuries, lineup options

Hasenhuttl has some injury problems to deal with as teenage right-back Valentino Livramento continues to struggle to recover from a lingering knee injury, Will Smallbone is out with a calf problem and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is speeding up his recovery. of a hamstring problem. Mohamed Elyounoussi and Theo Walcott were not in the loss to Wolves last week due to recent positive COVID-19 test results. Moussa Djenepo is out in the African Cup of Nations with Mali. All of that means Hasenhuttl is likely to line up with a very similar team to last week, but Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong and Jack Stephens could all make the starting lineup.

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options

Guardiola has expertly rotated his squad so far this season, but we may not see much change for this clash as City have had a whole week off and won’t play in the PL again until the 9th. February. Nathan Ake, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Cole Palmer are all in trouble, while Riyad Mahrez is in AFCON with Algeria. Liam Delap remains out with a long-term ankle injury. Many expect Ruben Dias to return for this game, while Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho could rotate in the lineup.


How to watch Southampton vs Manchester City live, stream link and start time

Start: 12:30 p.m. ET, Saturday
TV channel: NBC
Online: Broadcast via NBCSports.com





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