Man Utd vs Southampton: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Premier League Man Utd vs Southampton

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 @10:00 am
Old Trafford, Manchester


Man Utd 1.47| Draw 4.23| Southampton 6.43


Predictions | Betting Tips | Odds | Statistics

The games refuse to get easier for a Southampton side battling relegation whilst Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to keep the Manchester United revolution in full swing.

Predictions

The wheels have come off somewhat for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Southampton of late. The Saints find themselves dangling in and around the drop zone and the fear is that time is running out.

However, Hasenhüttl has shown that since he took over the reins at the beginning of December, he has the talent to keep the Saints up – it’s just a shame he has to take his side to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s free-spirited Manchester United side.

A draw would be a great result for Southampton and it would not be totally unexpected. After all, the South coast club drew on their last visit to Old Trafford in December 2017 in a rather tepid 0-0.

Fast forward 14 months and United are clearly a different outfit under their new boss and the fear factor is certainly back.

Another issue for Southampton is their lack of goals against the Red Devils. Just three have been scored in the Premier League in their last five encounters (and two of those came this season at St Mary’s).

Understandably, this is one of the reasons why United a hot favourite in the sportsbook odds to get the win.

Expect a defence-minded game from Southampton but United to break them down and score twice at home for the fourth time in six games in a 2-0 home win.

1X2 Prediction

Score Prediction

Betting Tips

Southampton to fail to score

This is a great value bet among top betting sites, especially considering the Red Devils have only conceded once in their last five games in all competitions prior to the Crystal Palace game. 

The draw at half time

United come alive in the second half. Proof of this is that the Red Devils have failed to score at home in the opening 45 minutes in their last three matches in all competitions. 

Odds

1 x 2 Odds

  Man Utd Draw Southampton

Statistics

Head to Head

An entertaining 2-2 draw ensued between the two when the sides met at the St Mary’s Stadium in December.

However, not since January 2016 has Southampton claimed the three points for themselves against the Red Devils when they won 0-1 at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have dominated the overall head to head records having claimed 64 victories, with the Saints boasting just 28 wins and a total of 32 draws between the two.

Stats

  • All four goals in the 2-2 draw between the two in December came in the opening 39 minutes.
  • The first ever meetings between the two came in 1897 when the pair drew 1-1 in the FA Cup when United were known as Newton Heath.
  • Southampton have only won three times on the road this season in 14 games.
  • Manchester United have not lost at home in the Premier League since August 27th.
  • Southampton threw away a two-goal lead when the sides last met.

Man Utd 1.47| Draw 4.23| Southampton 6.43


 


About the Author

is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.




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