Southampton have lost the last three games and many will have them as shoo-ins to lose again today; however I feel differently. Man City are the Jekyll and Hyde of the Premier League and although they won quite comfortably against West Brom, the scoreline did not reflect that because they had a few lapses at the back which tainted the victory.
Defensive mistakes have plagued City throughout the season and if they make them against Southampton, there will be less scope to recover. Southampton are usually strong at the back and although they have conceded six in two, the way City play will play into the hands of Southampton.
City normally line up in a 4-4-2 formation, Southampton in a 4-2-3-1. Unless City out pass Southampton they will find themselves outnumbered in the midfield and the City strikeforce will be starved for possession. Aguero does not need much service to grab a goal out of nowhere, however, taking into account the intensity Southampton's defenders play with, Aguero and his strike partner will need all the ammunition they can get.
Against Swansea, Man City were out passed and only won due to Swansea's defensive deficiencies. With David Silva still out, City will be without the creativity and guile they will need to bypass a strong Southampton defence.
Southampton 1-1 Man City