Southampton vs Manchester United prediction comes before English Premier League fourth round matchup. This game will be played on Saturday, August 31st, at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England. In this match preview, we’ll provide you with useful betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two sides.
Southampton vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Man United are the favorites here, even though their form wasn’t too impressive since the start of the season. They did hammer Chelsea in the first round but then failed to beat Wolves, before losing to Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford. The defeat to Crystal Palace made the Red Devils’ fans very worried. The problem they thought to be over seems to still be there. What we’re talking about is the leaky defense. They made a record-breaking signing this summer, bringing Harry Kane to the club. But, the center back was the man responsible for the first goal they allowed in that game.
Man United also signed Wan-Bissaka over summer, but the right-back also failed to put on a good performance. In fact, the only newcomer who impressed is Daniel James, who was the only Man United scorer in that game. Of course, the winger is only 21 and Man United simply can’t rely on him to carry them throughout the season. They need their more experienced players to start playing better.
Paul Pogba is the man in the spotlight. Although he seems not to be satisfied with the life in Manchester, the French playmaker will have to up his game pretty soon. Otherwise, his price will drop, as well as his team’s position on the table. That said, you can expect the Frenchman to do a better job on Saturday at the South Coast.
Actually, the entire team needs to take this game seriously. Southampton might not be the best team in the Prem, but they can be a tough nut to crack. This team loves playing against favorites, which we saw in the clash with Liverpool two weeks ago. The Reds did win that game, but it wasn’t easy.
Another thing that should worry Man United fans is that Southampton have a decent record against them. Man United have won only two out of the previous five duels with Southampton. And in their two clashes last season, the Red Devils allowed two goals each time. That said, we’re likely to see some goals this time as well.
Our Southampton vs Manchester United prediction: Manchester United
Southampton vs Manchester United correct score prediction: 2:3
Southampton Form and Latest News
They’ve started the season by getting hammered by Burnley 3:0. In the following match, they lost to Liverpool 2:1, although they weren’t too bad in that game. And in the previous round of the Premier League, they beat Brighton 2:0. Obviously, their form is improving, so it won’t be a big surprise if they manage to score a goal or two on Saturday.
Manchester United Form and Latest News
The Reds started the season impressively, only to cause a major disappointment two rounds later. It’s now time for them to get back on the winning track. They definitely have the manpower for that, as well as proper motivation. It won’t be easy, but they’ll probably grab all three points.
Southampton vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups
Southampton predicted lineup: Gunn – Bednarek, Vestergaard, Valery, Stephens – Djanepo, Romeu, Armstrong, Boufal, Redmond – Ings
Manchester United predicted lineup: De Gea – Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw – McTominay, Pogba, Lingard – Rashford, James, Martial
Other Southampton vs Manchester United betting tips:
Over 3.5 goals @3.60