12BET Football Tips: Southampton vs. Manchester City

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Updated: February 5, 2013
EPL 2013- Southampton vs. Manchester City

FOOTBALL BETTING TIPS: Manchester City will visit Southampton as part of their race to retain their title as Premier League titleholders. The Saints will rely on their new management to escape relegation, while City needs more points to chase nearest rivals Manchester United.

 

Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton)
Date: February 10, 2013
Time: 01:30 (+8:00 GMT)

Asian Bookie Handicap Odds: Manchester City as Favourites, 1-1.5 (1.25)-Handicap for Southampton

 

EPL Handicap Odds - Southampton vs. Manchester City

 

New Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino may have not enjoyed an ideal welcome in Southampton due to fans’ preference for ex-manager Nigel Adkins, but his managerial background in RCD Espanyol looks promising for success.

 

Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert have to stand out more in attack in order to give Southampton more teeth in front of goal. In midfield, Jason Puncheon and Adam Lallana stand out as leading playmaking figures.

 

Vegard Forren, a Molde-educated centre back, will hope to figure more prominently in his first games with Southampton. Consistency is essential for a stronger backline, particularly from key figures Maya Yoshida and Luke Shaw.

Manchester City continue to be in the league championship running despite widening their gap with frontrunners Manchester United to nine points following a 2-2 home draw against Liverpool.

 

Both Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero continue to impress up front, especially when they scored a goal each as starters when they hosted Liverpool. Yaya Toure will not yet make his midfield comeback, especially with Ivory Coast keen on reaching the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

 

City’s defence continue to be without injured players Micah Richards and Vincent Kompany. The champions will most likely retain their backline line-up against Liverpool, composed of Pablo Zabaleta, Matija Nastasic, Joleon Lescott and Gael Clichy.

 

12BET.com, a football betting name in Europe, Asia and worldwide, rates Manchester City as favourites at 1.850. City have to win by two goals in order for their punters to exceed Southampton’s handicap of 1-1.5 (1.25) (0-2 to 1.25-2 for Manchester City).

 

 

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