Premier League Gameweek 23
Jan 22, 2022 KO: 17:30

Southampton - Man City

St. Mary's Stadium Southampton
Referee: Simon Hooper
W-Peters 7'  
  65' Laporte

Match preview

Dias to return - How Man City could line up against Southampton

John Stones was selected ahead of Ruben Dias for Manchester City's win over Chelsea, but the Portuguese could return

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola could welcome back Ruben Dias to his starting XI for Saturday's Premier League fixture against Southampton.

The Portuguese defender was a surprising omission from City's line up for the crunch Premier League game against Chelsea last week, but he wasn't needed anyway as the defending champions kept a clean sheet with John Stones and Aymeric Laporte at the back.

Dias remains a key player, though, and will likely return at the expense of one of the above duo.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko and Cole Palmer missed the Chelsea game and remain absent for this one, while Riyad Mahrez is unavailable due to Africa Cup of Nations duties with Algeria.

Ederson will start in goal behind a likely defence of Kyle Walker, Dias, Laporte and Joao Cancelo.

Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri have been in fabulous form together recently, and although Ilkay Gundogan is pushing to start, that trio could continue against Southampton.

There may be some rotation in the final third, though, with Gabriel Jesus given a start, potentially in place of Jack Grealish, with Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden retaining their spots.

Predicted Man City XI v Southampton

Match statistics

Southampton
Statistics
Man City
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
7
17
Draws
6
0
Losses
7
3
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
27
54
Goals Per Game
1.35
2.70
More > 2.5 Goals
12
14
More > 3 Goals
10
8
Scored First in a Match
10
15
Scored Both Halves
4
10
Won More > 1 Goal
1
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
32
16
Did Not Score
4
2
Both Teams Scored
13
11
Kept Clean Sheet
4
8
Won Without Conceding
3
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
19
Shots on Target
4.60
7.55
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.14
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.14
2.39
Penalties
0.10
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.40
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
13
6.80
Shots on Target Conceded
5.53
2.75
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.14
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
8.40
Yellow Cards
0.00
0.00
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

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