Manchester United vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have started to click in this second half of the season, and especially since the lockdown has been lifted. Right now, their ultimate target would be to qualify for the Champions League.
A week prior, a fifth-place finish would have done the job. However, since Pep Guardiola has made a statement that his team’s ban in UEFA competitions would be overturned – the fifth spot no longer seems a safe option. To avoid complications, the Devils will have to go after the fourth position.
For that to happen, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will have to knock one of Foxes or the Blues from their position. The only remaining option is to win the four matches left for them, and that too in style, as goal difference could turn out to be the tie-breaker at the end.
Considering their incredible form, their intense desire to qualify for the CL, and their impressive h2h record over the Saints – it’s expected that Manchester United will win this upcoming fixture.
Manchester United vs Southampton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 18 of the previous 21 wins had gone to Solskjaer’s men.
- It’s been four years since they have lost against this opponent.
- They had kept clean sheets in four of the former eight clashes.
- 19 of the preceding 21 wins at this venue had gone to the hosts.
- 16 of the former 21 clashes at this stadium saw the home team scoring two or more goals.
Manchester United vs Southampton: Prediction
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day, by Everton. Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s men won 0-3 on the road the past game week, against Aston Villa.
This victory was the fourth in a row for the team in the league, with a margin of three or more goals. This is the first time that such an accomplishment has been made by a squad in the English top flight.
On top of that, they are on a 17-game unbeaten run, and are on a five-game winning run at home. They have also scored a total of 18 goals from their previous five appearances at this venue, and kept clean sheets in seven of their former nine match-ups here.
They surely are going after a fourth-place finish, and will attempt to secure all 12 points on offer from the remaining games in the PL.
They also do have a phenomenal h2h record over the years against this rival, and particularly so at the Old Trafford. Moreover, the Saints were winless in four of their preceding six road trips, and of these three were losses as well.
Considering these observations, expect a dominating winning performance from Manchester United this Monday.
Manchester United vs Southampton: Betting Tips
Manchester United -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
To Score in First Half: Manchester United @ 1.44 (4/9).