WHEN AND WHERE
Ralph Hasenhuttl will welcome Pep Guardiola's side to St Mary's Stadium on Saturday 22 January, with kick off set for 17:30 (UK).
The match will be available to watch live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League, while those living elsewhere across the globe can find out how to tune in via the global TV listings at the foot of this page.
Key bits of the action can also be followed over on Twitter: @ManCity.
MAN CITY APP COVERAGE
As always, the official Man City app offers comprehensive coverage of the action throughout the day.
Live text commentary can be accessed in our Matchday Centre from 15:30, which includes detailed analysis and stats, minute-by-minute in-game updates and post-match reaction.
Former City duo Paul Dickov and Nedum Onouha are special guests on Matchday Live, offering their expert insight from 16:30 on all digital platforms before, during and after the game.
Once the action gets under way, live match commentary will be available to follow with Alistair Mann and Andy Morrison providing expert analysis, while those with push notifications turned on will also be updated when team news is announced or when any goals go in.
But our app coverage doesn’t stop there, with plenty of post-match features to enjoy after the final whistle.
A comprehensive match report, plus reaction from Pep and players alike can be accessed soon after full time, while a highlights package will also be available to view from 19:45.
And those with a CITY+ subscription can relive the match in full from midnight.
Paul Dickov and Nedum Onouha will be in the Matchday Live studio for our trip to the south-cast.
The pair have 315 appearances for the Club between them and will cast their eye over proceedings, share their thoughts on the contest and preview the visitors, ahead of kick-off.
Paul and Nedum will also have their say on the City team once it’s announced before discussing a number of interesting and insightful topics.
Available on all digital platforms, Matchday Live provides a unique City-centric experience to your build-up.
Input from viewers is also actively encouraged, with Paul and Nedum answering questions throughout the live broadcast. To have your say, send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.
PEP GUARDIOLA PREVIEW
Pep Guardiola has given an injury update ahead of our trip to Southampton on Saturday.
The City boss, speaking at his Friday afternoon press conference, was asked whether Riyad Mahrez might make a return to the Club after Algeria were knocked out of the AFCON at the first hurdle.
But our current top scorer won't feature against the Saints after being afforded a rest period.
"Now he has a holiday for a week," said Pep.
"After the AFCON, he has permission for one week off and will come back with the team next week."
Ake has already played 14 times this season - more than the entire 2020/21 campaign - and has been in excellent form.
Zinchenko, who has played a dozen times this season, hasn't been available since the Boxing Day win over Leicester City.
It was mixed news on the defensive pair's progress.
"Nathan is ready, Zinchenko, no," he said.
Ruben Dias returns as City make one change for this evening’s latest Premier League assignment away to Southampton.
Pep Guardiola brings Dias back into the starting XI in the only switch from the side that beat Chelsea 1-0 in last weekend’s top of the table clash at the Etihad.
The Portuguese centre half is restored to the side in place of John Stones and will skipper City at the St Mary’s Stadium.
SOUTHAMPTON: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (c), Redmond, S Armstrong, Adams, Broja
Subs: Cabellero, Valery, Stephens, Lyanco, Diallo, Elyounoussi, Walcott, Long, A Armstrong
LAST TIME OUT
City continued our winning run thanks to a crucial 1-0 win over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
Kevin De Bruyne struck a wonderful curling shot in the 70th minute to seal the points for the champions, seeing us increase our advantage over the London-side to 13 points in the Premier League standings.
Guardiola's side go into the game off the back of 12 consecutive Premier League victories, and will look to further increase our gap at the top of the table.
Southampton, meanwhile, have only won two of their last ten games, their most recent defeat coming at the hands of Wolves, who triumphed 3-1 at Molineux.
City and Southampton played out a 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium back in September. Raheem Sterling thought he had bagged another 90th minute winner against the Saints at the Etihad only to be denied by the offside flag.
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