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Manchester City vs Southampton - 11/4/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Southampton vs Manchester City
Date & Time Sunday November 4, 2018, 2:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Southampton +2800 / Draw +900 / Manchester City -900 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
NBC
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Soccer | Southampton vs Manchester City
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Manchester City will host Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester for a match in the English Premier League.

Manchester City remain top of the English Premier League ladder as they beat Tottenham away from home at White Hart Lane in their last fixture. It was an outstanding performance by Manchester City as they got an early lead from Riyad Mahrez before the midfielders controlled the game to ensure the Sky Blues got all the points from their visit to North London. This team has been defending extraordinarily well as they only conceded 1 goal in the entire month. The midfield also played very well in the win against Tottenham as created the goals while also completing 100 more passes than their opposition. Manchester City look like a well-oiled machine and they will be very hard to beat.

On the other side of the coin, Southampton have been very poor this season. This team is only 4 points above the relegation zone and have only won 1 match all season. It is unlikely they will be able to perform well against Manchester City as their strikers are only averaging 0.6 goals per game. With Manchester City defending very well, I don’t see Southampton scoring while it should be easy for the Sky Blues to score against a Saints’ defense that have let in 14 goals this season. In addition to all that, Southampton will also be away from home meaning it will be very tough for them to get a result since they will not have the support of the crowd.

All in all, I see this match ending with Manchester City getting a comfortable win and remaining at the top of the Premier League table. I am expecting a high scoring game as it could easily be a 4-0 or 5-0 win for Manchester City.

Pick:
Manchester City

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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