Kick-off: 1230, 31/08/2019
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Southampton have drawn three of their last five encounters with Manchester United and can pick up another point when they meet at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
The Red Devils are coming off a couple of frustrating results and things just do not seem to be going in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s favour at the moment.
Punters can get 12/5 for this televised contest to finish all square and that is our opening Southampton vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton suffered a worrying 3-0 loss at Burnley first time out this term, but have since shown far more encouraging signs.
Losing 2-1 to Liverpool at this venue was no disgrace and Saints then took advantage of Florin Andone’s 30th-minute dismissal to prevail 2-0 at Brighton.
Tuesday’s 1-0 EFL Cup triumph at Fulham provided another morale boost, although that victory was marred by an injury to Nathan Redmond.
On the game itself, Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “The first half we were not aggressive enough from our side.
“In the second half it was much better and we had more balls in the Fulham half and also we had several chances which came easily.”
Hasenhuttl’s up-tempo tactics could rattle the Red Devils’ new-look rearguard and 333/100 for a score draw appeals from the Southampton vs Man Utd odds.
Last Southampton line-up: McCarthy, Soares, Bednarek, Danso, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Djenepo, Obafemi.
Southampton will be without wingers Redmond and Moussa Djenepo. Striker Michael Obafemi is doubtful because of cramp. Left-back Ryan Bertrand (ankle) has returned to training and will be assessed.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United started the new season in style by crushing Chelsea 4-0 but have since paid the penalty for a couple of costly spot-kick misses.
Paul Pogba had one saved in a 1-1 draw at Wolves and then Marcus Rashford fired against the post during Crystal Palace’s surprise 2-1 success at Old Trafford.
“We have to learn and we have to learn quickly,” said Solskjaer, who saw Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial pick up knocks.
“From the last two games we should have got six points out of six if you look at the games as a neutral.
“We’re two missed penalties away from sitting there smiling, happy with nine points.”
United did not create many clear-cut chances from open play versus Palace, though, and the decision to allow Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to leave has left them short of experience up front.
Let’s add 6/1 for a 1-1 draw to our Southampton vs Man Utd betting tips.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Pogba, Lingard, James, McTominay, Martial, Rashford.
Along with Martial and Shaw, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are also absent through injury.
Brighton 0-2 SOUTHAMPTON – Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond
MAN UTD 1-2 Crystal Palace – Daniel James
Head-to-head: Man Utd 3-2 Southampton, Southampton 2-2 Man Utd, Man Utd 0-0 Southampton, Southampton 0-1 Man Utd, Southampton 0-0 Man Utd
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