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Sergio Aguero tops the Premier League's goalscoring charts Getty Images

Manchester City host Southampton at the Etihad in the final game of the season, with league positions all but secure for both teams.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Watch highlights of the game on BBC Match of the Day at 10:30pm BST on BBC One.


Manchester City have secured second spot in the league after Arsenal's form over the past few games deteriorated, and their winning streak allowed them to overshoot the Gunners and end the season with a marker for the upcoming campaign where they are likely to strengthen considerably and challenge for the title yet again.

The future of manager Manuel Pellegrini is still in doldrums, as the club yet is to give any assurances thus far, over who will be at the helm next season. Yaya Toure is expected to leave along with the likes of Paul Pogba and a few other players, being keenly watched by the Cityzens for a bid in the summer.

Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman will be extremely happy with the way his team have progressed this season. Having lost a myriad of players in the summer, it was expected that the Saints will struggle to keep their brilliant run under Mauricio Pochettino. However, having spent a major part of the campaign vying for Champions League football, they have proven that their upsurge last season was not a false dawn and will look to go from strength to strength next campaign.

What managers say

Manuel Pellegrini: "It's not so easy to analyse because as you say we are the most scoring team this year and we didn't win the title. We have the top scorer of the Premier League and we have the best goal difference in the Premier League and we didn't win the title. I don't change the style of football because I think this club and I especially prefer to play in an attacking style rather than to be a team to recover the ball near our box and to try to counter attack. Maybe we continue to be a scoring team but I think that we must be a more consistent team not to lose so many points against teams in the relegation positions."

Ronald Koeman: "Maybe our [game] is the most difficult, but we beat Man Utd, had a draw against Chelsea. Why can't we win at Man City? The season of Southampton is incredible. One point behind Tottenham, two points behind Liverpool. Everybody is proud about the Southampton season for this year."

Betting odds (

  • Manchester City Win: 4/7
  • Draw: 7/2
  • Southampton Win: 9/2

Team news

Manchester City

Possible XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Milner, Toure, Lampard, Silva, Aguero.


Possible XI: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Wanyama, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Mane, Long, Pelle.