Southampton vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Southampton vs Manchester United prediction: Southampton 1-1 Manchester United

Even at this early stage, Manchester United are in desperate need of a win.

The Red Devils have won just three of their last 15 matches across this season and last.

Southampton meanwhile are buoyant after they got a win last weekend.

Will there be more Manchester United misery on the south coast?

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Southampton vs Manchester United: Who will win?

Southampton have not beaten Man United at home for 16 years but are 5/2 to change that.

Manchester United, meanwhile, last won an away game in Paris on March 6 but are 21/20 to end that run.

A draw is 12/5.

Under 2.5 goals is 5/6.

Both teams to score though is 4/6.

Draw and both teams to score is 10/3.

 

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Paul Pogba of Manchester United at full time of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Danny Ings scored in Southampton’s last home match a fortnight ago. He is 6/1 to score first and 23/10 to net anytime.

Marcus Rashford will be a threat for the visitors. He is 5/1 to score first and 15/8 to get his third of the season.

Paul Pogba is yet to score this campaign but is 13/2 to break the deadlock and 13/5 to net anytime.

Both Che Adams and Ings to score is 12/1.

Both Pogba and Marcus Rashford to score is 10/1.

Both Jesse Lingard and Daniel James to score is 22/1.

Southampton vs Manchester United: Match preview

CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 08: Ralph Hasenhüttl, Manager of Southampton acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Southampton FC at Cardiff City Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Southampton are up and running.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side started the season in worrying form, losing 3-0 at Burnley and 2-1 to Liverpool.

But, after last weekend, the pre-season optimism is back.

Seven days ago, the Saints marched across the south coast to take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

Second half goals from new signing Moussa Djenepo and then Nathan Redmond saw them leave 2-0 victors.

Djenepo’s opener means that, since the start of last season, only Tottenham (17) have scored more Premier League goals from outside the box than Southampton’s 15.

However, Redmond was injured against the Seagulls and he could now be on the sidelines for several weeks.

Then, on Tuesday, they travelled to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham in the Carabao Cup second round.

It was a tight game but, just after half time, Republic of Ireland international Michael Obafemi scored, what turned out to be, the only goal of the game.

Can Southampton make it three wins in a week here?

Will Manchester United win again at Southampton?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Harry Maguire of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Manchester United, they suffered their first loss of the season last weekend.

The Red Devils hosted Crystal Palace but fell 1-0 behind after half an hour.

However, midway through the second half, they were presented with a golden chance to equalise when they were awarded a penalty.

It was Marcus Rashford who stepped up but his effort smashed against the post.

That meant they are only the second team to win a penalty in each of their first three matches of a Premier League season.

The only problem is, they have missed two of them.

In the 89th minute, they did equalise through Dan James’ curling effort; two in two at Old Trafford for him.

But, as they chased a winner, they were caught at the other end and Palace won it.

Disaster for Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

That means his side are one of ten teams on four points after a win over Chelsea and a draw at Wolves.

They need to get back to winning ways and this could be the perfect ground for them to do just that.

Manchester United have won ten times at St Mary’s, the most of any visiting side.

Will they make that 11?

They really need to.

Southampton team news vs Manchester United

James Ward-Prowse

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ralph Hasenhüttl made just six changes for the trip to Fulham midweek, a relatively low number.

The Austrian does like to tinker his formation and picked a 4-2-2-2 at Brighton last weekend.

However, they’re likely to revert to the 3-5-2 they used against Liverpool.

Angus Gunn will return in goal.

Jan Bednarek is one of those who started at Fulham and he’ll join new signing Kevin Danso and Jannik Vestergaard in the back three.

Oriol Romeu will partner Pierre-Emile Højbjerg in midfield behind James Ward-Prowse.

The Saints have options up front.

On Tuesday, aged just 19 years and 52 days old, Michael Obafemi became Southampton’s youngest goalscorer in the League Cup since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in August 2010, he was 16 years and 360 days old.

However, he could be back on the bench where he may well find Moussa Djenepo and Sofiane Boufal.

But, with Nathan Redmond out, Che Adams is likely to start.

Danny Ings, with one goal this season, is also likely to lead the attack for the Saints.

Does this side have enough to defeat Manchester United?

Manchester United team news vs Southampton

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Daniel James of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 4-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

As for the visitors, last weekend they named an unchanged line-up in the Premier League for the first time since December 2017.

However, they will be forced into changes for this one.

Goalkeeper David de Gea is a constant of course.

Only four Premier League goalkeepers have made more saves than the nine he has pulled of this season.

In defence, Luke Shaw limped off last weekend so will be out for a number of weeks.

Club captain Ashley Young will deputise for him at left-back in an otherwise settled back four.

In midfield, Scott McTominay continues to be Paul Pogba’s partner.

Further forward, Jesse Lingard continues to struggle this year.

He has not provided a goal or an assists in any competition in 2019.

In fact, he has failed to do so in 11 of the last 12 months in which Premier League fixtures are played.

Despite this, he will keep his place in the number ten role.

He might see a reshuffle ahead of him though.

Anthony Martial is an injury doubt so, if he is not fit, Marcus Rashford will lead the line with Juan Mata coming into the side.

Can this side end Manchester United’s 178 day wait for an away win?

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Manchester United.

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Southampton.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Premier League table:

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1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester City128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester City1281335132225
5Sheffield United12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester United124441612416
8Wolverhampton Wanderers123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove Albion124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle United124351118-715
14Tottenham Hotspur123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham United123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich City122191128-177
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