Picking up a stunning victory against the newly-crowned champions in midweek, Manchester City will simply be looking to build off of that result when they make the trip to St. Mary’s on Sunday night.
Hitting Liverpool for four at the Etihad on Thursday, the Sky Blues appear to have bounced back from their defeat at Stamford Bridge last week and also managed to book their spot in the semi-final of this year’s FA Cup.
On the flip side, while Southampton might be continuing to show some glaring issues on the South Coast, the Saints did impress with their own thumping 3-1 victory away at relegation scrappers Watford last weekend.
However, in for what should be an overwhelming test this weekend, Sunday’s hosts hold a worrying record against the former champions.
Including a 2-1 defeat when the two sides face off earlier in the season, City have won each of their last seven straight meetings against the Saints, a run that stems back to May 2016. You might be interested to know that a similar away victory on Sunday night can be found priced at 4/11 with William Hill.
Who can stop Danny Ings?
All but confirming their Premier League status for another year with a 3-1 romp away at Watford last weekend, there is no doubt that Head Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl will be hugely excited by Danny Ings’ remarkable return from the enforced break.
Bagging yet another brace at Vicarage Road last week and continuing to catch the eye after what has been a stunning campaign on the South Coast, the 27-year-old has recorded three strikes in as many appearances since returning to action.
Also finding the net away at rock-bottom Norwich in Southampton’s 3-0 win at Carrow Road last month, the former Liverpool striker has only gone from strength to strength since making his move from Anfield a permanent one.
Linked with a potential call up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad when international football eventually makes its return, Ings has now bagged 21 goals across all competitions this season.
Even more impressive, with 18 of those goals coming in the Premier League this year, he sits only one behind Jamie Vardy and Pierre-EmerickAubameyang in the race for the Golden Boot.
You might be interested to know that a red-hot Ings can be found priced at 9/4 with Coral to bag what may just be a consolation strike this weekend.
The Kevin De Bruyne show
While Manchester City might have been forced to give Liverpool a guard of honour at the Etihad in midweek, Pep Guardiola’s side put on a real clinic and made their ambitions for next year clear.
Already planning for a title reclaim next season, the former Barcelona boss saw his side land a thumping 4-0 win against Jurgen Klopp’s champions and they still find themselves firing in the Champions League and the FA Cup.
Promising that the mood in his camp is still at a high, Guardiola and fans around the blue half of Manchester will be thrilled by Kevin De Bruyne’s stunning purple patch.
Converting from the spot against the Reds on Thursday night, the Belgian play-maker has now found the net in his last three consecutive matches across all competitions and has recorded 11 goals and an incredible 17 assists this year.
With his stunning free-kick against Chelsea last week nominated for June’s Premier League Goal of the Month award, De Bruyne can be found priced at 21/10 with Paddy Power to extend on his remarkable run on the South Coast.
Branded by Guardiola as currently the best player in the world, you might also be interested to know that the 29-year-old is pencilled in at 7/4 with Ladbrokes to lift the PFA Player of the Year award this summer.