Although Manchester United (5th, 55 points) will also miss up to ten players on Saturday afternoon, the Red Devils are clearly favorites against Southampton (17th, 28 points). Thus, between Manchester United and Southampton, our prediction is underpinned by the odds of bookmakers, who also consider United as a clear contender for success. The Red Devils are currently in eleven Premier League matches without defeat (9-2-0), currently the best series in the league. However, since the 2013/14 season, the Saints have already won twice at Old Trafford. Only Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion (both three victories) come up with more success.
Today’s Betting Tips Manchester United vs Southampton
For Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhüttl already a point win would be a real success in the relegation battle. Although the trend-setting duel with Fulham was won 2-0 during the week, the danger of relegation remains acute with just two points ahead. But even a tour on Saturday would not guarantee three points. The Saints have already lost 17 points after their own lead this season (Premier League record this season). In addition, Manchester United have already won eight league games against the Saints in league history. A separate, shared record for United. Because against Newcastle, Chelsea and Sunderland won the Red Devils also already eight games behind. Our team of experts suggests tha a new football betting strategy should be applied in this match!
Manchester United – Statistics & Current Form
Although Manchester United had to miss up to ten players in injury at Crystal Palace during the week in London, it was finally enough for a comfortable 3-1 away win. The Red Devils are simply unstoppable under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Since his takeover of Jose Mourinho, the Norwegian has earned five points more than any other Premier League team in this period (29 points in total). Gradually, it is harder to find arguments why Solskjaer should not remain coach to Manchester United beyond the end of the season. United is successful with Solskjaer, the Norwegian has not only caused a change of mood among the players and a good knack for young players, but Solskjaer knows the club inside out and has, unlike its predecessors, the experts a good stand When Solskjaer took over, United were eleven points behind the Champions League. It’s one now. In addition, United is in the FA Cup quarter-finals and has, despite the only ever defeat under his aegis, against Paris in the second leg still the chance to enter the quarter-finals in the premier class.
Away, Man United was able to win eight away games (in all competitions) in a row for the first time in club history by winning Wednesday. In the Premier League, no team is currently without a bust longer than Man United (9-2-0). Although there were two draws at Old Trafford, between Manchester United and Southampton our prediction clearly suggests a tip for the Red Devils. In our view, United wins the first half and the game. Romelu Lukaku was directly involved in his last ten Premier League games against Southampton in nine goals (seven goals, two assists). Lukaku has scored at least ten times in each of his past seven Premier League seasons with a brace against Crystal Palace. Paul Pogba is currently playing the best season of his career. Overall, the World Champion was directly involved in 20 goals (eleven goals, nine assists). Thus he equalized his best season so far 2015/16 (then eight goals, twelve assists). United will again miss Nemanja Matic, Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia and Phil Jones.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
- 11 goals: Paul Pogba
- 10 goals: Romelu Lukaku
- 9 goals: Marcus Rashford
Expected lineup of Manchester United:
- De Gea; Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; Pogba, McTomay, Pereira; Sanchez; Rashford, Lukaku
- Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Last matches from Manchester United:
- 27.02.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United 1: 3 (Premier League)
- 24.02.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Liverpool 0: 0 (Premier League)
- 18.02.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Manchester United 0-2 (FA Cup)
- 12.02.2019 – Manchester United Vs. PSG 0: 2 (Champions League)
- 09.02.2019 – Fulham vs. Manchester United 0: 3 (Premier League)
Southampton – Statistics & Current Form
It was a classic six-point game in the relegation battle between Southampton and Fulham last Wednesday at St Marys Stadium. While the Saints were able to leave the relegation zone temporarily through the 2-0 win, Fulham can start with 10 points behind and ten games still pending to plan for the championship. Ralph Hasenhüttl spoke before the game of a “must-win” for Fulham and a “should win” game for his own team. In the end, it was more than just a win. In a defeat, Southampton would have been in dire straits, as the upcoming challenges in the league with Man United (A), Tottenham (H), Brighton (A) and Liverpool (H) are anything but easy. Southampton thus won two of the past four Premier League home games (2-1-1), winning as many victories as in the 21 previous games at St Mary’s (2-10-9).
In addition, the Saints managed the first victory against a promoted since May 2017 (2-1 against Middlesbrough), after the last ten duels with promoted all could not be won (0-5-5). Southampton are only outsiders on the away leg to Manchester United, according to our prediction. The Saints were able to win only one of the past 33 Premier League matches against the so-called top six teams (1-9-23). In December, there was a 3: 2 home win over Arsenal. Accordingly, between Manchester United and Southampton our tip is “1/1”. James Ward-Prowse has already scored four Premier League goals this season. He has never met more often in one season. Southampton lost just one of the past five Premier League away games (2-2-1). In addition, coach Hasenhüttl was already able to win in foreign countries as often as his predecessor Mark Hughes in twelve (2-3-7). Michael Obafemi and Mario Lemina are both injured. Angus Gunn, who also played in the last two games, is likely to be back in goal. Danny Ings is questionable.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
- 7 goals: Danny Ings
- 4 goals: James Ward-Prowse
- 3 goals: Nathan Redmond
Expected formation of Southampton:
- Gunn; Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Bertrand, Höjbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Valery; Armstrong; Redmond
- Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Last matches from Southampton:
- 27.02.2019 – Southampton Vs. Fulham 2: 0 (Premier League)
- 24.02.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Southampton 2: 0 (Premier League)
- 09.02.2019 – Southampton Vs. Cardiff City 1: 2 (Premier League)
- 02.02.2019 – Burnley Vs. Southampton 1: 1 (Premier League)
- 30.01.2019 – Southampton Vs. Crystal Palace 1: 1 (Premier League)
Manchester United vs Southampton Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-Head: 64 Manchester United wins – 32 draws – 28 Southampton wins (124 competitive games)
Manchester United have won just one of their last five Premier League home games against Southampton since Sir Alex Ferguson ended his career (1-2-2). Under Fergie, Man United won 13 of the 14 Premier League matches at Old Trafford against the Saints (a draw). Southampton drew the last two Premier League games against Man United. Since May 1989, the Saints were no longer three league games against the Red Devils without defeat (then five unbeaten games in a row). In December, there was a 2-2 on the South Coast between Southampton and Man United.
Manchester United vs Southampton Best Betting Tips
Manchester United won nine of the past eleven Premier League matches under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There is little doubt ahead of Saturday’s game against Southampton. The odds of all bets between Manchester United and Southampton all indicate that – especially since the Saints were only able to win one of the last 33 matches against the established teams, in the first to sixth place.
Key Facts – Manchester United vs Southampton tips
Manchester United unbeaten in 11 Premier League games (9-2-0)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer successfully scored twelve of his 15 competitive games (12-2-1)
Southampton only win one of the past 33 Premier League games against the “top six teams” (1-9-23)
Man United won in eight of these eleven league games and the first half. That’s why our tip is “1/1” between Manchester United and Southampton, as we expect Man United to win the game and stay in the lead for the break.
Betting Tips: 1/1