Southampton have steadied the ship after a poor start to the season. However, Man Utd will be eager to bounce back after their 2-1 shock defeat to Crystal Palace last time out. Who will emerge victorious here? Read on for Southampton vs Manchester United betting tips and predictions.
The Saints were atrocious in their opening day 3-0 defeat to Burnley. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side put in a much better performance on Day 2, though they still fell 2-1 on Liverpool at Anfield. They finally clinched their first victory of the season last weekend with a 2-0 win against Brighton and it was followed by a 1-0 League Cup success against Fulham. It looks like they have put their slow start behind them and are back to the level they were showing under Hasenhuttl at the end of last season.
That’s a worry for Manchester United, especially after the shocking lost at home last weekend. They had 22 shots against Crystal Palace and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession at Old Trafford, but a missed penalty, some dubious refereeing decisions, and poor defence saw them fall to a 2-1 defeat.
The Red Devils are undoubtedly talented on the counter-attack, but their lack of creativity when faced with a stalwart back line severely limits their clear goal-scoring opportunities. They can’t expect Southampton to hold the door open for them on Saturday either. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have now won just 2 of their last 10 league games and are coming into this match having failed to win their last 5 league road trips.
Southampton are winless in their last 6 competitive fixtures against Manchester United (D3 L3).
Southampton have won 2 and lost 2 of their last 4 competitive fixtures.
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 11 trips to St Marys.
Manchester United have failed to win their last 5 away league games.
Manchester United have won 1, drawn 1, and lost 1 of their last 3 competitive fixtures.
Southampton vs Man United Prediction
- Southampton have been better compared to what they were in their opening fixture with mixed bag of results, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Manchester United and seeing that the Red Devils’ performances are better than their results, we expect the visitors to assert their dominance here against the hosts and a 2-1 away win will be our prediction.
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