Our Young Blues currently sit top of the table, and will be hoping to make it six wins in succession when they welcome the Saints to the Academy Stadium for a 13:00 (UK) kick-off.
A number of the squad will also be brimming with confidence after featuring in Friday's 6-1 FA Youth Cup third-round triumph over Birmingham City.
Nonetheless, as one of only two teams to get the better of Enzo Maresca’s men so far this season, our opponents will not be there to simply make up the numbers.
While Southampton might sit second from bottom in PL2, they will take confidence from recent victories over top four hopefuls, Derby, and a hard-fought point against Arsenal.
City know they need to be at their best to maintain their charge towards the title, and will also be keen to right the wrongs of November’s 5-2 defeat to the Saints in equal measure.
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