Manchester United and Southampton will meet in the 22nd round of the Premier League. The Red Devils did not win two matches, and we will see if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will find the old recipe for victories. The guests have two defeats in a row, and the top half of the table is the goal this season.
February 2nd, 2021 – 21:15
Manchester United vs Southampton Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Manchester United vs Southampton Predictions
United had been top of the Premier League but are now three points behind new leaders Manchester City. That’s virtually four because of City’s superior goal difference. The last two games have seen the Red Devils lose at home to Sheffield United and then only draw at Arsenal. Now they have two home games this week against Southampton and Everton and need to get back into winning ways. They had won four and drew one of their last five home league games before the shock loss to the Blades. United will hope that they aren’t going to slip back into the poor home form that hindered them earlier in the season. United last lost to Southampton in 2016, which was a home defeat, but the ten meetings that have followed have seen United undefeated. Scott McTominay has excellent control of the ball, he can play in several positions, and every team needs a player like this. Marcus Rashford is the engine of this team, he goes through the opponent’s defense like a fast train, has excellent ball control, and the English international can be satisfied with his performance.
Southampton had been hoping to qualify for European football next season. They are still in the FA Cup, but league form has dipped of late. Saturday evening saw them lose 1-0 at Aston Villa. That followed a midweek home loss to Arsenal. They come to Old Trafford with one win in their last seven league games (the 1-0 home win over Liverpool), and the previous three have been lost. Not being able to build on that win over Liverpool has really hurt their hopes of a high league finish. Only two goals have been scored in their last six league games, despite Danny Ings’s return. Away form has seen them win one of their previous five Premier League games. Theo Walcott is a guy who makes a lot of trouble for the opponent on the left flank. He has speed and an excellent one-on-one match. Che Adams enjoys the pitch, when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems, he is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy.
Manchester United is the favorite in this match, and they have no right to make a mistake. The goal this season is to attack the title.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.