Southampton v Manchester City Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2018-12-30

Premier League Tips

Premier League
Sunday 30th December 2018
Kickoff: 1415hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Comeon
Odds: 1.53 (odds taken at 02:03 GMT, 30 Dec 2018)

Returning to the Premier League and Southampton play host to a Manchester City outfit who have suffered recent back-to-back defeats as the betting tips continue at St Mary’s Stadium.

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Southampton Prediction

Southampton’s hopes of capturing a third Premier League win on the trot under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl were dashed by West Ham when the hosts lost 2-1 on Thursday evening, and they face a tough challenge against Manchester City in this one despite the visitors losing twice on the trot in recent matches.

Southampton had previously registered vital wins over Arsenal and Huddersfield Town to give Hasenhuttl the perfect start to his new tenure at the south coast club, but defeat to West Ham ended a four match unbeaten run at St Mary’s Stadium.

The Saints’ home record stands at 1-5-3 10/14 with their one win on home turf so far this season being a 3-2 win over Arsenal, but it should be noted that the hosts have recorded just two league wins from their last 20 matches.

Manchester City Prediction

Onto Manchester City, and the former league leaders have not only seen them relinquish top spot in the last two weeks but they now find themselves 10 points adrift of new leaders Liverpool ahead of their trip down to the south coast this Sunday.

While Liverpool have relentlessly continued their winning streak in the Premier League, Manchester City have well and truly choked in recent times as they’ve lost three of their last four in the top flight with losses to Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Leicester City.

Gone too has Manchester City’s unbeaten tag away from home as The Citizens now hold an away record of 5-2-2 16/6, so the visitors will be desperate to take all three points here in order to stay close to Tottenham and Liverpool – in fact it’s a must-win game for Manchester City.

Manager Pep Guardiola’s managerial acumen is now being severely tested, but you get the feeling that City might just be on the verge of inflicting a backlash against a lesser team, and this could be the match.

Betting Tips Verdict

Southampton still remain unconvincing at home while Manchester City must assert their authority here – as a result, we could see some goals here.