Read a preview and watch a live stream of Manchester City vs Southampton from the Etihad Stadium in the Barclays Premier League.
Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, UK
When: 12:45 BST
Watch live: Click here to watch on BT Sport online!
Manchester City host Southampton in the early Saturday Barclays Premier League kickoff, well aware of how crucial every game in this tight title race will be until the end of the season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men have their fate in their own hands, knowing that if they win all their matches, they lift the trophy at the end of the season.
In Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, David Silva and Jesus Navas, Man City possess perhaps the greatest quality midfield in the top flight, and that could prove the difference today.
Southampton have been widely acclaimed for their attacking play through the likes of Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert, as well as through forays forward from Luke Shaw at left back, and each of the four players have earned a place in the England squad this season.
Still, despite regular bright starts, Southampton haven’t always been able to close out games, and have lost leads to both West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks.
Manchester City will be strong favourites, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side are well capable of causing an upset, and the Etihad Stadium side will have to play at their best to ensure the points remain at Eastlands.