SunSport brings you all the vital news news and updates ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash
MANCHESTER CITY head to Southampton this weekend as they look take another step to securing a spot in the top four.
The Citizens currently occupy fourth spot and sit four points ahead of neighbours United having played a game more.
The Saints are comfortable in mid-table but will be looking to cement their top ten spot.
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They will be hoping to close the gap on ninth-placed West Brom with victory at St Mary’s.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Premier League clash:
What is the latest team news for Southampton?
Star striker Manolo Gabbiadini has survived a late fitness test on his groin and starts.
Steven Davis is back in the side after recovering from an ankle problem.
Oriol Romeu is suspended.
What is the latest team news for Manchester City?
City skipper Vincent Kompany returns to the starting line-up after Pep Guardiola opted not to risk him against Hull.
The gaffer has a tough choice to make between the sticks.
The Spaniard has opted for Claudio Bravo over Willy Caballero.
What TV channel is Southampton vs Manchester City on?
BT Sport 1 will be showing the match live.
The contest will kick-off at 5.30pm.
You can keep updated with all the action on SunSport.
What time is kick-off?
The match will kick-off at 5.30pm.
It will take place on Saturday April 15.
It will be played at Southampton’s St Mary’s stadium.
- Southampton have picked up just one win from their last seven games against the Blues in the Premier League (D2 L4), although that did come in this fixture last season (4-2).
- The Citizens last failed to score in a game against Southampton back in October 2004, having netted in all 11 meetings in all competitions since.
- Saints are unbeaten in their last two Premier League meetings with City (W1 D1), while they have only twice previously gone three without defeat against them in the competition (January 1996 and May 2003).
- Against teams he has faced at least twice in the Premier League, only against Everton (312) does Sergio Aguero have a worse mins/goal ratio than he does against Southampton (264).
- Sergio Aguero has scored in 11 successive Premier League appearances in the month of April (14 goals). He’s scored in all three Premier League games in April 2017 so far and is currently on a run of scoring in four successive league appearances overall.
- Should Manchester City win this match, they’ll equal their total number of Premier League wins in 2015-16 under Manuel Pellegrini (19).
- Dusan Tadic has had a hand in five goals in his last six Premier League appearances (one goal, four assists).
- David Silva has assisted the most goals (63) and created the most goalscoring chances (598) in the Premier League since he arrived at Manchester City in July 2010.
- Fraser Forster has kept a clean sheet in 30 of his 78 Premier League appearances (38.5%). Since he made his debut in August 2014, of the 18 goalkeepers to have played 50 Premier League games since then, only Petr Cech (41.2%) and Joe Hart (40.8%) have a higher ratio than this.
- Following Andrea Ranocchia’s goal for Hull City on MD32, Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has conceded from each of the last seven shots on target he’s faced in the Premier League. Since December 31st 2016, Bravo has conceded from nine of the 10 shots on target he’s faced.