Southampton and Manchester United meet at St. Mary’s Stadium in a match of the 28th round of the Barclays Premier League. Manchester United won at home (2-0) last time they faced each other in the league edition on 19. 08. 2016. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors a visiting team which the last 4 matches won 3 and drew 1. The home/away performance deserves special attention, since this is a match between 10th and 6th overall ranking, in fact this is a confrontation between the 14th ranked at home as 3rd team as a visitor.
Southampton comes to this game with a win against Middlesbrough by 1-2, putting an end to five consecutive games without a winner in the competition: Rodríguez and Redmond scored the team’s goals. One of Southampton’s most fragile spots is their attack, because they scored only on one of their last 4 games. Despite these faults, the team has managed to achieve good results in both and will be fully motivated to Manchester United. Redmond is Southampton’s top scorer with 7 goals scored and he could be the most dangerous player for visitors. For this game their coach can not count on McCarthy and Van Dijk, both injured.
Probable lineup: Forster, Stephens, Soares, Yoshida, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeo, Davis, Redmond, Austin, Tadid.
Unlike the opponents of this round, Manchester United come to this game with a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham’s field, totaling the fourth consecutive game without victory in Premier League: the only goal was scored by Rooney. Manchester United have great competence in the offensive sector, and in addition, a defensive line has acted with great quality: Eric Bally is the patron of the visiting defense. It is inevitable to highlight the ” marathonist ” Valencia, who is responsible for doing all at the right side. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Manchester United’s top scorer with 17 goals scored in this league, however, he is out until the end of the season. In addition to this player, their coach Jose Mourinho does not have Young, Luke Shaw and Rojo, all injured.
Probable lineup: De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Valencia, Carrick, Fallaini, Mhhitaryan, Herrera, Rooney, Rashford.
Southampton vs Manchester United Prediction
We think it’s a fairly open game with a lot of scoring opportunities for both teams due to the offensive power shown in recent games. Playing upfront their supporters, Southampton failed to beat team from Manchester in the last 8 games in all competitions.On the other side, Manchester United has presented a very fast and interesting attack, being very likely to create several scoring opportunities. In this way and taking into consideration everything, we believe that investing in this game, by betting on goals, could be a good option.