SOUTHAMPTON welcome Manchester City to St Mary’s looking to continue their excellent form since the Premier League resumed.
The Saints have won two of their three games since the top-flight season resumed on May 17, with their only defeat coming here against Arsenal.
Pep Guardiola’s men thrashed league champions Liverpool 4-0 during the midweek fixtures and arrive on a high, despite having lost their title tag.
The Blue’s won’t want to lose the momentum they have going as they still have an FA-Cup semi-final to play against Arsenal later in July.
When is Southampton vs Man City?
- The Saints host Manchester City for an evening kick off time of 7pm BST on Sunday, July 5.
- St Mary’s Stadium plays host for the game.
- As with all matches since the restart began, it will be played behind closed doors.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
- The game will be available to watch on BBC One.
- Coverage begins just after Liverpool vs Aston Villa which kicks off at 4.30pm BST.
- The game is also available with crowd noise on or off, which will be selectable by pressing the red button.
- To stream, head to the BBC iPlayer where you can also choose to watch from the beginning.
What is the team news?
Pierre-Emile Hojberg missed the Saint’s last match at Watford after being stripped of the captaincy before football resumed.
Shane Long got 75 minutes of playing time, so he may be able to play the whole game against City.
Danny Ings is expected to start up front and is chasing the Golden Boot as he superb season continues.
City will be without Leroy Sane who remains injured and is heading to Bayern Munich, while Sergio Aguero out injured for the rest of the season.
Eric Garcia and Phil Foden may stay in the starting XI as they impressed against Liverpool with Gabriel Jesus to lead the line.
*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.