The fourth round of this season’s Premier League has United traveling down south to take on the Saints with one point separating the sides in the table.
Southampton are winless in their last seven meetings in all competitions with United, since a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford in 2016. Southampton haven’t beaten the Red Devils at home since 2003 which is a run of 11 games now.
MAN UTD TO SCORE IN BOTH HALVES
Both teams have only kept one clean sheet so far in the Premier League this season, with United no doubt expecting more out of summer signing Harry Maguire. That could be why the bookies are offering evens odds on the Total Goals over 2.5 market.
MATCH TO END WITH MORE THAN 2.5 GOALS
Marcus Rashford has two goals to his name so far this season, however both goals came in the opening day win over Chelsea and the youngster will need to get on the score sheet soon to justify his position in leading the line for the Red Devils.
RASHFORD TO SCORE ANYTIME
Southampton will be keen to impress their home fans against United and are coming off a confidence boosting win over Brighton, meanwhile Man United will be desperate for the points to keep pace in their pursuit of the top four positions as they currently sit just one place outside it in fifth.
GAME TO END 1-2
Head to Head
These sides last met at St Mary’s in the Premier League in December of last year and the match ended as a 2-2 draw. United won the return fixture at Old Trafford in March by a 3-2 score line.
The Red Devils take the historical head to head by winning 50 of the last 88 fixtures between the sides, while the Saints have managed just 13 victories in that time, while there have been 21 draws.
The match to end with a Man United win
Southampton will hope to build on that win over Brighton on the weekend by picking something up in this game. Ryan Bertrand will miss out due to an ankle injury, while Senegalese midfielder Moussa Djenepo will be pushing for a start after coming off the bench to score the opening goal in the win over Brighton
Manchester United need to pick up the three points to relieve some of the pressure from Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they have failed to win against Crystal Palace and Wolves. Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw are both struggling with knocks and join Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah on the treatment table.
Darren Williamson 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.
All Predictions by Darren Williamson