Despite missing star striker Danny Ings, Southampton are still finding results and remain undefeated in seven whilst Manchester United have something to prove as they look to find a decent run of form after a sloppy start to the new season. Jack Sivill offers his betting tips and predictions for Sunday afternoon’s clash.
Who is playing?
Southampton vs Manchester United
What competition is it?
Premier League Match Week 10
What time is Southampton vs Manchester United?
14:00 GMT, Sunday 29th November 2020
Which stadium is hosting Southampton vs Manchester United?
St Mary’s, Southampton, England
What channel is Southampton vs Manchester United on?
Sky Sports Main Event
Southampton vs Manchester United Summary
Southampton would’ve had high hopes prior to the start of this season coming off the back of some strong form towards the end of the 2019/20 season. Unfortunately for them, they had the worst possible start losing their first two fixtures to Crystal Palace and Spurs. Although, since then, they are undefeated winning five of their last seven in the Premier League, leaving them up in fifth and flying high in the European spots.
Following Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal back at the start of November meant the Red Devil’s had made their worst start to a Premier League season for forty-eight years. Although, it always seems that when Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s time is up, he pulls it out of the bag, with a 3-1 win away to Everton. A slightly less convincing victory saw United overcome Premier League struggler West Bromwich Albion in their most recent fixture at Old Trafford, winning 1-0..
Southampton Team News and Form
Following Southampton’s record-breaking 9-0 defeat to Leicester back in October 2019, there were strong odds that manager Ralph Hasenhüttl would be out of a job come the New Year. Although the board will be very pleased with their decision to stick with the Austrian after watching Southampton’s excellent run of form after the start they’ve made this season.
One of Southampton’s most recent victories against Aston Villa came with a major setback; star striker and injury prone forward Danny Ings picked a knee injury leaving him out for between four and six weeks after having to have surgery. The injury doesn’t seem to have affected the squad too much after a strong win and clean sheet against Newcastle and a cagey 1-1 draw away to an exciting Wolves side means that they’re still in pleasant form.
Despite Danny Ings being injured, there was a boost for the Saints on Monday as both Ryan Bertrand and James Ward-Prowse both started after overcoming their respective injuries. One of Southampton’s few signings Ibrahima Diallo came off the bench against Wolves getting more minutes under his belt for his new club although is still yet to make his full debut and with Ward-Prowse coming back from his injury means he is also unlikely to start on Sunday.
Manchester United Team News and Form
Coming off the back of two decent wins, Manchester United finally kick start their season by finding a good run of form. A mix of sloppy performances, missed opportunities and defensive disasters such as their 6-1 defeat to Spurs leaves the Red Devil’s down in 10th and struggling to find some proper form that can boost them into the Champions League spots.
United’s late summer signing Edinson Cavani managed his first full game in midweek for the first time since March, although will be unlikely to start on Sunday despite Anthony Martial’s lack of form upfront. The Frenchman is yet to score this season in the Premier League and will hope to find his shooting boots at St Mary’s. Donny van de Beek will look to make his full Premier League debut after a strong performance midweek, although it will most likely be Fred and McTominay tipped to bolster the midfield.
Paul Pogba has had a very slow start to the season playing four Premier League games and contributing no goals or assists. To pile on the misery he is managing an ankle injury and is unlikely to start on Sunday, alongside defenders Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof, who both picked up knocks in their midweek fixture and are both doubts.
Southampton’s Last Five Matches (All competitions)
- Wolves (A) 1-1 Premier League draw
- Newcastle (H) 2-0 Premier League win
- Aston Villa (A) 4-3 Premier League win
- Everton (H) 2-0 Premier League win
- Chelsea (A) 3-3 Premier League draw
Manchester United’s Last Five Matches (All competitions)
- Istanbul Basaksehir (H) 4-1 Champions League win
- West Brom (H) 1-0 Premier League win
- Everton (A) 3-1 Premier League win
- Istanbul Basaksehir (A) 1-2 Champions League defeat
- Arsenal (H) 0-1 Premier League defeat
Manchester United’s Top Goalscorer
- Bruno Fernandes (6 Premier League goals this season) – The fact that Manchester United’s highest goalscorer this season is their midfielder by a mile may say something about how their forwards have handled the start of their season. Fernandes is on fantastic form and it wouldn’t surprise many if he bagged himself another on Sunday whether that be from open play or the penalty spot.
- Marcus Rashford (2 Premier League goals this season) – Whilst his charity work as of late has been extraordinary the same can’t be said about his performance on the pitch so far this season having only bagged two goals.
Southampton’s Top Goalscorers
- Danny Ings (5 Premier League goals this season) – Danny Ings would have been hoping to better his incredible twenty-two goals last season and was on track; although his knee injury has set him back as he’ll miss the Saints next few fixtures but will hope he’ll come back with a bang.
- James Ward-Prowse (3 Premier League goal this season) – Ward Prowse’s two identical free kicks against Aston Villa took his season’s tally up to three, and after coming back from injury against Wolves he’ll be hoping the Saints gain another free kick from around twenty yards.
- Manchester United have won their last seven away Premier League matches
- Manchester United have scored at least two goals in their last seven Premier League matches
- Southampton have kept a clean sheet in their last three home Premier League matches
- Southampton have scored at least two goals in their last five Premier League home matches
|13th July 2020||MUN 2-2 SOU||English Premier League|
|31st August 2019||SOU 1-1 MUN||English Premier League|
|1st March 2019||MUN 3-2 SOU||English Premier League|
|1st December 2018||SOU 2-2 MUN||English Premier League|
|30th December 2017||MUN 0-0 SOU||English Premier League|
Jack’s Betting Tips
The Saints have scored in all but only of their Premier League games this season, with that game being the opening day defeat to Crystal Palace. Since then, they have scored at least once, and have scored the first goal in each of their last four Premier League matches.
United have only failed to score in two of their 14 games in all competitions this season (14%). Both these sides have scored at least once in each of their last four H2H meetings.
Manchester United have scored 10 goals in their three away games this season. That’s an average of over three goals-per-game.
United have also scored over 1.5 goals in three of their last four matches against Southampton. United have scored over 1.5 goals in eight games in all competitions this season (57%).
Manchester United have been superb away from home in the Premier League. have won all three of their league away games this season. They have defeated Brighton, Newcastle and most recently Everton.
Bruno Fernandes has been in excellent scoring form this season, scoring six goals in eight Premier League appearances this season. Since his arrival to United, he has been involved in 34 goals in 35 Premier League appearances (21 goals and 13 assists), the most of any player in the Premier League.
*Odds as of the time of writing (Wednesday 26th November 2020) are subject to change.
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