Stadium: St Mary's (Southampton)
The Saints cannot break their thirteen-match losing streak against Manchester United at home. Southampton was quite close to it last season, but the Red Devils were too fierce to cope with, managing to pull out a victory from 0-2. Should we expect another slugfest from the two teams?
Southampton played away against Everton in the first round of the Premier League. Ralph Hasenhüttl's team had a successful start to the game, Armstrong opening the scoring in the middle of the first half. However, the second half was very poor. After the break, Southampton conceded 3 goals from the Liverpool team. The Saints started the AFL season with a defeat.
Manchester United form
Manchester United's first opponent in the EPL was Leeds United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’'s team showed an excellent game against their major rival. The Red Devils inflicted a devastating defeat on the team managed by Marcelo Bielsa, the score 5-1. Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba were the real players of the game. The Portuguese midfielder completed his hat-trick, all the assists claimed by the Frenchman. Pogba also assisted Greenwood.
The games between Southampton and Man United were very productive in the previous EPL season. In the first round, the Saints had an excellent first half at home, going into the break with a two-goal advantage. The Red Devils managed to pull themselves together in the second half to win 3-2. In the second round, the Mancunians thrashed their opponent nine nil. The clubs have had 129 games in total, Manchester United having much more wins, 67-28.
Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Djenepo, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, S.Armstrong, Adams, A.Armstrong.
Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba, Greenwood.
- Manchester United have not suffered a single defeat in the last 26 away matches in the EPL;
- Southampton have not achieved a positive result in the last 13 home matches against Manchester United in all competitions;
- Southampton have lost the last three matches in the EPL;
- Total Over 2.5 played out in 5 of Southampton's last 6 matches against Manchester United in all tournaments;
- Manchester United have scored at least two goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Southampton in all competitions.
Expert Betting Tips
Manchester United is considered the favorite for the upcoming match. Having prepared well for the season, the team is in great form. Southampton parted with several key players in the summer transfer window, so the season promises to be quite hard for the team, especially the game against the Red Devils. Fernandes, Pogba and Greenwood were at the top of their game in the first round, so they are probably going to be a problem for the Southampton defenders. I think the Mancunians will play another great away game to extend their winning streak. It’s natural to expect another slugfest from these two clubs.
- Total Over 2.5 for 1.72;
- Corners Total Over 10 for 2.00;
- Manchester United To Win + Total Over 2.5 for 2.24.