Manchester United did a great job in their away match against Crystal Palace. Their offense got some nice run after a goal-less draw against Liverpool in their previous match. Manchester United will now look to win back to back matches when they will host Southampton on Saturday. Southampton put an end to their win-less streak on Wednesday against Fulham.
Date/Time: 3-2-2019, 10:00 EST
Spread: Southampton +1.25
Total: 2.75 Goals
Manchester United (16-5-7) are coming off a pretty good effort on the road against Crystal Palace. It was actually a pretty balanced match between the two sides, but United were slightly luckier. They took a two goal lead and scored another late goal to win by 3-1. Manchester United have been excellent since the change in coach, losing only to PSG for the Champions League. They are still sitting at the 5th spot of the league table with 55 points. They are two points ahead of Chelsea and just one behind Arsenal. Manchester United have only lost once at home so far in the Premier League (7-1-5). But they are win-less in their last three home matches in all competitions.
On the other hand, Southampton (6-13-9) played a totally balanced match at home against Fulham. The two teams had the exact same number of scoring chances and shots on target. But it was Southampton who were better in their shot selection and scored twice in the first half to win by 0-2. That win came after two consecutive losses against Arsenal and Cardiff. However, those were their only losses in their last 10 matches in all competitions (3-2-5). That win propelled them out of the relegation zone, as they are now 17th with 27 points. They are just two ahead of the red line so they will have to keep it up. Southampton have not been very good on the road (3-8-3), but have lost just once in their last six (2-1-3).
Southampton took a two-goal lead at home against Manchester United but their opponents forced a 2-2 draw. Manchester United are undefeated in the last six against Southampton (3-0-3), but have won just one of those with more than one goal difference.
Manchester United have been excellent as hosts against Southampton over the past two decades (9-2-3). They do have a crucial match for the Champions League coming up a few days later. But the 4th spot of the Premier League is a more realistic goal. And Manchester United will most likely do their job in this competition first.
Premier League Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction: Manchester United -1.25 (-101)
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