Manchester City v Southampton: English Premier League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 07-10-2022 8:53 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 7-10-2022 08:53 PM (1 month ago)

Date: Saturday 8th October, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Stadium  Etihad Stadium
Referee   Andrew Madley (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Manchester City
Man City will be without Kalvin Phillips (shoulder), John Stones (hamstring) and Kyle Walker (groin), the latter of whom underwent surgery this week and now faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup.

Guardiola could welcome back Rodri to the first XI after recovering from a minor injury which kept him out of last weekend's Manchester derby. The Spaniard was an unused substitute in midweek, but he could replace captain Ilkay Gundogan in centre-midfield on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden could also return to the starting lineup after being rested in midweek, while Haaland – who came off at half time against Copenhagen – is expected to start again as the central striker.

Joao Cancelo is set to start again at right-back in Walker's absence, while Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte will be fighting to keep their places at centre-back ahead of Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Ake, Gomez; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Foden, Haaland, Grealish

As for Southampton, right-back Valentino Livramento and former Man City academy graduate Romeo Lavia both remain sidelined with respective ACL and muscle injuries, although the latter is inching closer to a return.

While Lavia watches on from the sidelines, as many as three other Man City academy graduates could play for the Saints this weekend, with Gavin Bazunu, Juan Larios and Sam Edozie all pushing to start against their former club.

Hasenhuttl is expected to stick with a flat 4-4-2 formation which he used in all three meetings against the Citizens last season, with Stuart Armstrong and Joe Aribo potentially keeping their places on the flanks.

Duje Caleta-Car made his Southampton debut last weekend and he will be hoping to retain his place at centre-back ahead of Mohammed Salisu.
Southampton possible starting lineup:
Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Caleta-Car, Larios; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Aribo; Mara, Adams
Prediction: Manchester City 4-0 Southampton

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