PEP Guardiola has pleaded for more Manchester City fans to turn out for Saturday's Premier League clash with Saints.

Guardiola's side made it four straight wins in all competitions with a thrilling 6-3 success against RB Leipzig in the Champions League last night.

That made it three thumping victories in succession at Etihad Stadium this season for the Premier League champions, following 5-0 triumphs over both Norwich City and Arsenal.

Despite their impressive form, there were still swathes of empty seats for last night's European clash, with the official attendance recorded at just over 38,000, around 15,000 short of the stadium's capacity.

And Guardiola has urged more supporters to attend this weekend.

“The last three games here we have scored 16 goals," said the Spaniard.

"I would like more people to come on Saturday, please. We will be tired.

"I know the team from Ralph (Hasenhuttl) is quite similar to the way they (Leipzig) play.

“They (Saints) are so, so dangerous with quality and it is an important game for us.

"So I invite all our people to come on Saturday, 3pm, to watch the game.”

Saints, seeking their first Premier League win of the season, lost 5-2 at Etihad Stadium in March.