Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester United vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 2nd March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).

Only Manchester United and their archrivals Liverpool have managed to stay unbeaten in their last five league games. Right now, the Red Devils have 55 points for themselves and are just one point and one spot below Arsenal. With the Gunners taking on Tottenham the next match-day, it’s a great opportunity for United to cross into the third position in league standings.

Southampton is just an inch above the relegation line. Just two points act as a safety buffer for them and consequentially are one loss away from dropping below. Their performances in the last games have not been impressive, and with the away status for this next tie, they are massively on back-foot even before the starting whistle, and that too against the Red Manchester side.

Manchester United vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last three wins in a row belong to United.
  • Southampton failed to score in three of their last four fixtures, and in four of the last six.
  • Two of the last three games at this venue saw the hosts keeping a clean sheet.
  • Nine of the last eleven wins at this stadium went the home team’s way.
  • Manchester recorded 21 of the last 25 wins.

Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction

The Red Devils were unbeaten in 14 of their last 15 games, and the lone loss came against PSG in the Champions League. Of these 15, 12 were wins. At home, they remained unvanquished in 13 of their last 15 fixtures, again the two losses coming in the Champions League, against title-hopefuls Juventus and Paris.

Southampton, meanwhile, was winless in nine of their last twelve ties, and in 13 of their last 15 on the road. Moreover, their opposite number recorded the last three h2h wins, 9 of the last 11 at this venue, and 21 of the last 25 in overall.

Taking all these into account, the Devils are tipped to win.

With a stable defense and a legend-in-making like David De Gea between the sticks, offenses have had a hard time in netting goals against Manchester. Also, Southampton failed to score in three of their last four games against United, and in four of the last six. They repeated the feat in two of the last three at this stadium. Additionally, they have failed to record a rate of at least one goal per game in away ties this season.

On basis of these, I’d recommend a backing that the hosts will not concede this weekend.

Manchester United vs Southampton Betting Tips

  • Manchester United to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • The Hosts to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).

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