Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a come-from-behind win over Huddersfield Town Manchester City extended their winning run in the Premier League to 11 games, but their performance in the victory over the Terriers was anything but terrific. Pep Guardiola’s men cemented top position in the standings and the league leaders will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Southampton at their Etihad Stadium. Raheem Sterling scored the winner for the Citizens in the triumph over Huddersfield Town and the in-form winger is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. The Saints, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Everton and they managed to get one. Southampton rolled over the struggling Toffees in front of home fans, but beating Man City on the road is easier said than done. Kun Aguero is likely to drop to the bench and there is every chance Gabriel Jesus will lead the line for the hosts this time out.
Highligted Player (Yaya Toure):
Gnegneri Yaya Toure is an Ivory Coast footballer who plays for Manchester City as a midfielder. The experienced player has won two Premier League trophies with the Citizens (2011/2012, 2013/2014), but he used to win titles during his spell with Barcelona as well. The Ivory Coast ace clinched two La Liga trophies with Barca (2008/2009, 2009/2010) and he did well to lift the Champions League trophy with the Catalan outfit in 2009. Speaking of his success with the Ivory Coast national football team, Yaya Toure won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015. It has to be noted that Toure scored in the penalty shootout in the title clash against Ghana. The Manchester City midfielder, though, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, with the former Barcelona star netting only six goals in 29 appearances for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Yaya Toure used to play for the likes of Beveren, Metalurg Donetsk, Olympiakos and Monaco in the past as well.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St. Mary’s Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green. The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever. The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.