Kick-off: 1730, 01/12/2018
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Southampton vs Man Utd
Manchester United were disappointing when drawing at home to Crystal Palace, but their overall Trueform chart offers more encouragement than Southampton’s.
The struggling Saints have slipped into the Premier League relegation zone following a run of nine top-flight fixtures without a win.
We’re giving the Red Devils one more chance and 87/100 for an away victory is our initial Southampton vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton are still without a Premier League success since September 1 after going down 3-2 at Fulham, despite Stuart Armstrong breaking his duck for the club with a double strike.
“That’s what I’ve come here to do – create and score goals,” Scotland midfielder Armstrong, a summer signing from Celtic, told the club website.
“I’m glad I’m up and running in that sense, but I want the goals to mean something. It’s about the team getting as many points as we can.”
However, the Saints have generally struggled to find the back of the net this season, scoring just four times in six winless home matches in this competition.
They have also drawn a blank in four straight league meetings with United.
Looking at the Southampton vs Man Utd odds, we reckon 11/5 for an away win to nil is worth support.
Last Southampton EPL line-up: McCarthy, Soares, Yoshida, Hoedt, Targett, Armstrong, Lemina, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Austin, Gabbiadini.
Southampton will again be without forward Danny Ings due to a hamstring problem.
Ryan Bertrand is struggling with a back issue which has kept him out of full training, while Shane Long continues treatment on his ankle injury.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United followed up a 3-1 derby defeat at Etihad Stadium by only drawing with Crystal Palace on home turf – and were arguably fortunate to pick up a point against the Eagles.
Jose Mourinho called into question the “heart” of some of his players after Patrick van Aanholt and Andros Townsend wasted glorious chances for Palace either side of half-time.
Chris Smalling and Jesse Lingard went close for United, but a frustrating afternoon was epitomised by out-of-form Romelu Lukaku seeing a goal ruled out for offside.
“I thought the last 10 minutes there was added intensity that we maybe needed a bit earlier in the game,” Smalling told MUTV.
“But we can’t always leave it to the last minute and we needed to get that goal earlier.”
However, we haven’t forgotten United’s recent run of three wins and a draw at Chelsea from four games, so keeping the faith could pay dividends.
The Red Devils came away from St Mary’s Stadium with maximum points last season thanks to a 20th-minute Lukaku effort and 27/4 for them to prevail 1-0 again gets the nod in our Southampton vs Man Utd betting tips.
Last Man Utd EPL line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Darmian, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Matic, Lukaku, Martial.
United will be without Alexis Sanchez, who is set to be sidelined for around six weeks after injuring his hamstring in training.
Victor Lindelof joins fellow defenders Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian on the sidelines with a muscular injury that could keep him out for three weeks.
Mourinho is poised, therefore, to hand a Premier League debut to teenage full-back Diogo Dalot.
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