Southampton vs. Manchester United Match preview
In-form Southampton are set to welcome Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium for the Premier League over the weekend. The hosts will be aiming to break into the top four but they will have their work tested against a Manchester United side that has shown signs of improvement in recent matches.
United are four points behind the Saints in the League table following back-to-back defeats at the start of the month, the pressure had been mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side but three successive wins have since followed, as the Red Devils look to have pointed out the consistency that had previously seemed to challenge.
Soton will be coming into this game after drawing 1-1 at Molineux Stadium against Wolverhampton.
Meanwhile, Red Devils registered 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion, a penalty from Bruno Fernandes ensured victory to Solskjaer’s side.
- Southampton has featured in nine EPL matches this season, won five times, drawn twice and lost twice.
- Saints have registered four clean-sheets out of nine EPL matches this season.
- Manchester United has registered two clean-sheets out of six EPL matches this season.
- The Red Devils have featured in eight EPL matches this season winning four, drawn once and lost three times.
- Southampton has won three times in the last four home EPL matches this season.
- Manchester United have won three away EPL matches this season.
Southampton vs. Manchester United Head to Head
In the previous encounter between the pair, the match ended 2-2 at Old Trafford. The last time Southampton won against United was in January 2016, in a match that ended 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Soton will miss the services of striker Danny Ings who is sidelines with an injury. Salisu is struggling with Fitness issues and is in doubt, Smallbone and Redmond injured also not confirmed their inclusivity for the clash.
Manchester United Team News
Long-term injury Phil Jones, who suffered a knee injury continues to be out but Bailly could be back after missing out with a muscular problem.
Jesse Lingard is unlikely to play against Southampton for he has been self-quaratined after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus
Shaw is still nursing a hamstring and he’ll remain sidelined, he picked up the injury against Everton before the international break, and the defender is out until the mid-December.
Lindelof’s ongoing back problems have sidelined him in recent weeks, it has seen him substituted though he is expected to be fit on Sunday only when he passes a fitness test.
Southampton vs. Manchester United Prediction
The Saints have been listed the second-best home record this season and they’re expected to show more than match to an inconsistent United side who have a scheduled midweek European game. However the absence of Danny Ings, their clinical leading goalscorer through injury may cost them.
Goals – Over 2.5
These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounter; therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be on the scoreboard.
We expect goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
Betway are backing the goals with 1.78 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.88.
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