City EDS v Southampton: Match preview
- 09 March 2014 13:03
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
Patrick Vieira’s City EDS host Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night, aiming to make it 13 consecutive wins at under-21 level.
A healthy crowd is anticipated at the first-team stadium, with free entry on offer for Seasoncard holders.
City haven’t been in action at this level since the incredible 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle United in the quarter-final of the u21 Premier League Cup.
Since then, many of the protagonists in that victory have been away on youth international duty across the continent.
In the league, Vieira’s men are well placed to qualify for the play-offs, lying in fourth place in the division with games in hand on Fulham and Liverpool in first and second respectively.
Last time the Blues played at the Etihad Stadium was in August and they ran out convincing winners over Everton.
Southampton are in eighth and know that a victory at the Etihad will propel them above Manchester United into seventh.
Saints have lost just one of their last four games and come into this encounter with a 1-0 victory over Spurs last time out.
Ticket information for the game can be found here but we’ll have live Twitter commentary, as well as a match report and match highlights on the site if you can’t make it along.