Southampton vs Manchester City preview: Aguero a doubt for trip to South Coast

By Ric Turner, Fri 18 December 2020 16:18

Southampton vs Manchester City preview: Aguero a doubt for trip to South CoastArgentine striker missed two days of training after West Brom game

Southampton vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 3.00 pm, Saturday 19th December 2020

Venue: St Mary's Stadium, Southampton

Referee: Michael Dean Assistants: I Hussin, D Cann Fourth Official: R Jones VAR: L Mason

Odds: Southampton 6/1, Draw 7/2, City 1/2

TV: Amazon Prime


Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl

Squad (from): McCarthy, Forster, Lewis, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Stephens, Valery, Salisu, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prose, Redmond, Djenepo, Armstrong, Smallbone, Tella, Diallo, Long, Ings, Adams, Obafemi, Walcott

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: DLWWD

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Laporte, Mendy, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Torres, Mahrez

Injured: Garcia, Zinchenko

Doubtful: Aguero

Suspended: None

Form guide: DWWDD

Sergio Aguero is a doubt for the trip to the South Coast after missing training earlier this week. Eric Garcia and Oleksandr Zinchenko remain absent through injury.

“I don’t know,” said Guardiola when asked if Aguero would be available.

“After the game he could not train. Yesterday no training, today he trained really well, but I don't know how many minutes he can play.

“It’s important he makes training sessions but after the game he could not. It wasn’t the knee, it was another area.”

City lost their last game at St Mary's 1-0, with Che Adams scoring the only goal of the game. Overall City have won 36 of the 93 games played against the Saints, with 25 draws and 32 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus

Score prediction: Southampton 2 City 1