With the return to ownership of Erling Haaland and -therefore- with Julián Álvarez back on the substitute bench, Manchester City visits Southampton for date 30 of the Premier League, starting at 1:30 p.m. with ESPN television.
The team led by the Catalan Pep Guardiola needs to win to deduct points from the leader, Arsenal, who has an advantage of 8 units at the top and this Sunday will visit Liverpool.
The one who will start is Carlos Alcaraz.
The former Racing will be at the local from the start in his first season in England.
The Argentine scored two goals in the Premier: the first in the 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton on the 23rd and the second in the 1-0 win against Leicester on the 26th.
Guardiola confirmed that Haaland will be part of the team for the league duel before visiting Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday.
“He trained the last two days, really well.
He will be ready, ”Guardiola said at a press conference.
The Spanish coach said that the Champions League duel has no weight in the number of minutes that Haaland could play against Southampton.
“The last thing on our minds is Bayern Munich.
The Premier League is every day, every week, ”he stressed.
Haaland, who has 42 goals across all competitions this year, had to miss Norway's Euro qualifiers against Spain and Georgia two weeks ago due to injury.
Haaland leads the Premier scoring table with 28 goals and has accumulated nine in his last three games in all competitions.