The Southampton vs Manchester City live stream sees one team riding high at the top of the Premier League table while the other is stuck in mid-table and hoping not to be dragged into a late-season relegation battle. And there's no prizes for guessing which is which.
Manchester City have been imperious in recent weeks. Last weekend's impressive victory over Chelsea made it 12 league wins in a row and means they enter the weekend 13 points ahead of second-place Liverpool. They've seen off the likes of West Ham, Leicester and Arsenal in that run, which also includes a 7-0 demolition of Leeds. They didn’t have to play at their best against Chelsea and were even able to rest key players like Ruben Dias and still win.
Southampton have had good league victories over West Ham and Brentford since Christmas, and overcame Swansea City in the FA Cup. However, they slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Wolves last time out, despite a stunning James Ward-Prowse free-kick, and remain stuck around the middle of the Premier League table.
Even with the St. Mary’s crowd getting behind the home side, it is hard to see anything other than the visitors winning and continuing their relentless march towards the title. And with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne firing and record-breaking signing Jack Grealish looking to prove his worth, Southampton face a huge challenge to get anything from this game.
The Saints can, though, prove organized and stubborn opponents. Indeed, they held Man City to a 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium when the teams last met in September, and won this fixture 1-0 in July 2020. Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl also has something of a goal threat up front in Armando Broja. The Albanian forward is on loan from Chelsea, with Southampton reportedly keen to make the transfer permanent. And, of course, there’s always the chance of Ward-Prowse producing another moment of set-piece magic…
Here's how they line up:
Southampton: Forster, Walker-Peters, Salisu, Bednarek, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Adams, Broja.
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Grealish, Foden.
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How to watch the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream wherever you are
The Southampton vs Manchester City 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, 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 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 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 Peacock or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream on NBC and on the NBC website with a valid login. NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.
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 NBC. Plus, right now Sling is offering a three-day free trial.
Fubo.TV is another option for live TV. Their Starter Plan costs $65 per month but gives you more than 117 channels, including NBCSN, 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 Southampton vs Manchester City live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBCSN and USA. Sling is currently offering a 3-day free trial to new subscribers.
If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBCSN and USA.
How to watch the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream on DAZN.
Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you'll have to pay the $20 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($150 CAD). 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 to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream in the UK
Sky Sports has the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £25/month to add those channels.
Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99 but once again, Sky is currently offering a great deal here: you can sign up for six months of access for just £25/month right now. Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don't already have Sky.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream on Optus Sport, 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 Southampton vs Manchester City live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Southampton vs Manchester City live stream via Spark Sport, 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.
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