The Manchester City vs Southampton live stream looks like a lopsided battle, with the defending champions taking on the struggling Saints at home at the Etihad. City are coming off a goal-happy 6-3 win over RP Leipzig in the Champions League, while Southampton remains winless in Premier League action.
Ralph Hasenhuttl witnessed Man City dismantle his former team RP Leipzig and the manager is well aware of the extremely tough task they pose for his new club. He's admitted Southampton will need a "perfect game" to take down the defending champs. They did manage a draw against current table toppers Manchester United, so the pieces are there to pose a threat against City. While Stuart Armstrong and forward Theo Walcott remain injured, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek and Che Adams are all drafted into the starting 11.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola can count on a squad at nearly full strength. Kevin de Bruyne returned in the RP Leipzig match and impressively controlled the action, but he's back on the bench for this game, with Fernandinho and Ilkay Gundogan coming back into the middle of the park.
In attack, City saw six different players score against Leipzig and have plenty of options; Guardiola has decided to give Raheem Sterling his first start in several weeks, with Gabriel Jesus also returning and Jack Grealish keeping his place.
While the defense allowed RP Leipzig three goals, they haven't given up any to their last three Premier League opponents. Kyle Walker coming into the team here is hardly likely to weaken them.
Here's how they line up:
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Jesus, Grealish, Bernardo, Fernandinho, Cancelo.
Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Adams, Redmond, Livramento, Elyounoussi, Bednarek.
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How to watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream wherever you are
The Manchester City vs Southampton live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to NBC, Peacock or another service and watch the game.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream on the USA Network and on the NBCSports.com (opens in new tab) website.
If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you have plenty of options, too. Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including USA. Plus, right now Sling is offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 (opens in new tab).
Fubo.TV is another option for live TV. Their Starter Plan costs $65 per month but gives you more than 117 channels, including USA, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab).
What's more, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period (opens in new tab), with the service then costing $20 CAD per month thereafter, or $150 CAD for the year. DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream in the UK
Unfortunately, there's no Manchester City vs Southampton live stream in the UK; only 200 games of the Premier League 21/22 season's 380 games are showing on Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime, and this match is not one of them.
If, however, you're an American or Canadian (or from any other country with a legitimate live stream service for Manchester City vs Southampton) and are only in the U.K. temporarily, you can still watch services from your home country. All you'll need is one of the best VPN services, like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream on Optus Sport (opens in new tab), which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV — plus it costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $139 AUD/year, but a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Manchester City vs Southampton live stream via Spark Sport (opens in new tab), which costs $24.99 NZD per month. Bear in mind, though, that there's currently a seven-day free trial so you can check it out for the start of the season and see how you like it.
Spark is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of ways to watch it.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
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