Man City have been scoring heavily in the past two weeks, beating QPR 6-0 and then Swansea City 4-2. Those 10 goals over two games has moved City clear of Chelsea as the top-scoring team in the league.
At this stage, Man City are likely to lock up second place. Finishing the season with impressive attacking performances is the only thing Manuel Pellegrini can do to make up for losing the title. Okay, so all he can actually do is ease the blow.
Despite blasting eight goals past Sunderland, Southampton have not been renowned for their goal-scoring prowess. However, Ronald Koeman did deliver a surprise last weekend when his team managed to beat a resurgent Aston Villa 6-1 at St Mary’s.
A first half hat trick scored within the space of three minutes was the highlight. Sadio Mané has played very well at times this season, scoring 11 goals and contributing four assists. Koeman will expect greater consistency from the Senegalese international next season.
Man City’s high-scoring attack will be out to rack up goals against a Southampton defence rated second in the league. Sergio Agüero leads the line as the top scorer in the Premier League. The Argentine has scored eights goals in six games.
Even Yaya Touré is getting back to his goal scoring ways, having netted twice in the 4-2 win over Swansea. City have enough options trouble a Southampton side that are missing Morgan Schneiderlin as their midfield anchor.
Man City can be alarmingly lax in defence. Southampton must be ruthless with any opportunities. While Mané, Shane Long, and Graziano Pellè all contributed in the Aston Villa win, each has gone for long spells without goals and is capable of missing clear-cut chances.
The likely outcome here is that Man City win in a game that has over 2.5 goals.
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