Southampton | Saints v Man City Preview
UK time is: 23:17:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Saints vs. Man City

St Mary's

Sat 9th Feb 2013

1730hrs

Saints v Man City Preview

City come to St Mary's knowing that they need to get a run of wins going if they are to have any chance of catching their local rivals Utd.

Saints on the other hand need the points to ensure staying ahead of the relegation pack hunting them down.

Vital Quotes:

There will be huge pressure on City with them needing max points as often as they can win them.

Roberto Martinez is still not giving in though saying, "This championship is not over, absolutely not," says the City boss. "There is still time for a team to make a mistake.

'We probably now need to win all of our 13 games, but if not 11 or 12.'

Saints Team News:

Jose Fonte and Guly do Prado are still on the sick list. Luke Shaw, Nathaniel Clyne and Gaston Ramirez may be available after a late fitness test.

We still await news of those playing internationals.

Player to watch: Adam Lallana

Adam should be nearing full fitness now and could be our biggest threat to City.

Man City Team News:

The Toure brothers will be welcomed back and they hope captain Vincent Kompany will be back as well.

Micah Richards is still out of contention.

Player to watch: Yaya Toure

This player is the heartbeat of City and his power packed displays often drive his team mates forward to victory.

Match Facts & Stats

Saints have not beaten City in the last six meetings. The last meeting at St Mary`s ending in a goalless draw during the 2004-05 campaign.

Ref Watch:

Martin Atkinson will referee the game. Assisted by Mr S Burt and Mr P Kirkup. Lee Mason is the fourth official.

Match Prediction:

I fear a reversal though praying for a different result and go 1 -3.

Next Fixtures:

Sun 24th Feb 2013

Man City v Chelsea 13:30

Newcastle v Southampton 13:30


The Journalist

Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 6 2013

Time: 6:18PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
The pressure is on both sides but if we can stop City scoring early they may feel it more.
sfc4ghg
Report Abuse
06/02/2013 18:23:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Juventus Striker Targeted? (Tuesday May 24 2016)

Forster - We're Ready For Europe (Tuesday May 24 2016)

Koeman Talks Long & Forster (Monday May 23 2016)

Trio End In Double Figures (Monday May 23 2016)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Spurs 38 19 13 6 34 70
4. Man City 38 19 9 10 30 66
5. Man Utd 38 19 9 10 14 66
6. Southampton 38 18 9 11 18 63
7. West Ham 38 16 14 8 14 62
8. Liverpool 38 16 12 10 13 60
9. Stoke 38 14 9 15 -14 51

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Okore On His Way - And Amavi?
Aston Villa : 26/05/2016 19:15:00
United Interested in Greek Defender
Man Utd : 26/05/2016 18:35:01
Hammers Beat Arsenal and Chelsea to Youngster
West Ham : 26/05/2016 18:24:01
Liverpool: More Pre-Season Friendlies Announced
Liverpool : 26/05/2016 17:33:00
On this Day in 1999!
Man Utd : 26/05/2016 16:58:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Forster 14%
Martina 1%
Fonte 0%
van Dijk 13%
Bertrand 7%
Wanyama 0%
Romeu 0%
Mane 10%
Davis 37%
Tadic 14%
Long 4%
Sub - Pelle 0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 0%
Sub - Austin 0%