Given that Manchester United didn’t play anywhere near to the best of their abilities in the corresponding fixture with Southampton, yet were still able to win, the 83/100 about them prevailing in this Old Trafford tussle seems more than fair.
Those who fancy the on-song Saints to avenge their 2-1 St Mary’s reverse can get paid out at 3/1 with bwin, while there’s a sizeable 13/5 about the draw too.
However, with the Red Devils winning seven of their last ten, tying the remaining three, it’s hard to consider any other match-betting angle than victory for the hosts, but with only four clean sheets in this spell, it looks likely that both teams will be amongst the goals.
Again, the 3/4 about both teams scoring seems very reasonable, but for those who require longer odds before diving in wallet open, we’ve sounded out three men who you can expect to see on the scoresheet.
The Colombian sharpshooter has had the final say in two of the last four Premier League games for Louis van Gaal’s side, despite playing just 65 minutes in half of them.
Even if he’s hooked around this time again he remains an excellent prospect to notch the final strike, given three of the previous four last goals the Saints have leaked have fallen before the point in question.
Slowly finding his best form, Falcao weighs in at an appealing 4/1 to be the final player to call the scoreboard operator into action.
Southampton’s adventurous right-back isn’t a regular onion bag rustler, but his three goals this term have all come on the road.
Two of these have been at glamour venues Anfield and the Emirates Stadium, meaning he isn’t phased during daunting away fixtures at intimidating arenas.
Despite this he remains the longest priced anytime goalscorer option at 14/1 – it’s certainly worth a quid.
Robin van Persie
Mercurial Dutchman Van Persie downed Southampton on their own patch with a display of deadly finishing that brought him a brace.
It took his Man Utd tally against this opposition to six goals in five appearances.
The former Arsenal favourite has five in his last eight and is 4/1 to break the deadlock, as he has done in two of his Red Devils duels with the Saints.