Sports Betting. Manchester City vs Southampton [23.10.16] : vengeance after Barcelona

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Sports Betting. Manchester City vs Southampton [23.10.16] : vengeance after Barcelona

Premier League

Matchday 9


Bet: Total Match Goals Under 2.5

Manchester City is now on the top of Premier League standings but lost its point handicap in last matchdays. Moreover it wasn’t predicted by betting experts but the team is going through four games without a win. On Wednesday The Citizens were thrashed down by Barcelona in Champions League (4-0). Of course Pep Guardiola is looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat to Barca. That’s why bets say that Man City is an obvious favorite against Southampton on the Etihad Stadium in Sunday Premier League clash (1.50).

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At the same time Southampton on Thursday interrupted its seven match series without defeat in all competitions by losing to Inter Milan in Europa League. But the most important that in Premier League The Saints gained three wins in four games alongside with one draw. That provided to Claude Puel’s team eighth place in the standings rising up from the bottoms as betting people noticed. But according to bets Southampton is unlikely to endure Guardiola’s difficult period (7.00).

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Choosing bets it should be noted that only one of the last 10 matches between the sides has ended in a draw and now odds (4.33) don’t provide such result as rather probable. Sports betting experts say that Manchester City suddenly became out-of-balance. The defense is making too many mistakes and attack became ineffective. Of course it is coincide with injuries of defenders and attacking midfielders, especially Kevin De Bruyne. So The Citizens scored only one goal in three last games and conceded eight. At the same time Southampton’s opponents managed to put a single goal into the saints’ net (plus one from Inter).

It’s obvious that Guardiola’s side will not gain an easy game against Southampton. Despite many injuries saints’ defense is more solid than citizens’. But the game will take place on Etihad Stadium and that’s a real trump for home team. Moreover it won’t likely to be many goals that’s why the bet “Total Match Goals Under 2.5” (2.20) should be considered. For the risk loving gamblers “Man City Win and Under 2.5 Goals” (4.00) is advised.

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