The Argentine striker missed training due to injury following his cameo appearance against West Bromwich Albion in midweek, but trained on Friday to put himself in contention for this game.
SOUTHAMPTON: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Walcott, Adams, Ings.
SUBS: Forster, Stephens, Salisu, Diallo, Armstrong, Redmond, Tella, Long, N'Lundulu.
Formation and squad notes
Without a recognised striker, we’ll have to wait until kick-off to see how City set up, but based on previous line-ups, it looks like it could be Guardiola’s tried and trusted 4-3-3.
Bernardo, Torres and Raheem Sterling have all played as a central striker previously, but based on this season, the Spaniard could adopt that role, with Sterling and Bernardo interchanging on the flanks.
Stats and facts
- City have won seven of the last eight meetings between the two sides, though the only time we have dropped points was the the 1-0 defeat in July.
- We could draw three consecutive league fixtures for the first time since a period between March and April 2017.
- We have won our last 11 away league games which kicked off at 3pm on a Saturday.
- Sergio Aguero has been involved in 10 goals in his last 10 Premier League matches against Southampton, scoring six and assisting four.
- Southampton have only lost one of their past 11 league games, winning seven of those fixtures.
- Southampton have scored at least twice in each of their last seven Premier League home games, scoring 16 goals in total.