Manchester City vs Southampton 04/05/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Manchester City (21-4-5) Southampton (13-9-10)
Saturday 5th April 2014 12:45(GMT)
The Line: Manchester City 2/5 Draw 7/2 Southampton 7/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport; NBC Sports
Manchester City trail Liverpool by four points but have two games in hand, City must continue to win all their games and hope for a draw or win in Anfield agaisnt Liverpool to wrap up their second title in three years. Manuel Pelligrini's side were fighting on four fronts only a month back but having won the Carling Cup Manchester City have subsequently knocked out of the Fa Cup and Champions League. So now with only the Premier League to play for Manchester City's squad could be the key factor. With such strength in depth all over the field ,playing more games in a shorter period of time should not effect the team. Ya Ya Toure, Eden Dzeko and Vincent Kompany will be leading for City. Sergio Aguero currently injured will be key to the run in but on Saturday the key will be Dzeko, Negredo and Toure. Look for City to attack from the off and look to get this put to bed early.
Southampton come into this game having won three of the last four and having scored eleven goals over those four games. With england trio Lambert, Lallana and Rodriguez leading the way in recent weeks scoring nine of those eleven goals between them. Pochettino has his team all playing for one another and I think going to the Ethiad wont rattle the Saints who have been a revelation this year and with a little luck could have been even higher up the table.
I think City win this one but it wont be easy and the odds on City winning are prohibitive. I love the overs in this game which are a better bet but I like the overs in the first half even more which to much look the value bet at evens for over 1.5 first half goals. This is one of my favourite bets of the weekend, Take over 1.5 first half goals. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo