Man Utd v Southampton Betting Preview | 30th December
In our Man Utd v Southampton betting preview we look at team news, potential lineups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Saturday’s evening kick-0ff.
Man Utd v Southampton Betting Preview
Date: 30th December
Stadium: Old Trafford
Channel: BT Sport 1
It has been a dreadful Christmas period for United, who have drawn their last 2 Premier League outings and have also been knocked out of the League Cup by Bristol City. With the league over, Mourinho’s side must press on and secure second place, and 3 points at the end of 2017 will help to solidify their spot.
Would Southampton fans rather have kept Claude Puel and his ‘boring’ style of football, or find themselves in the predicament they are in now? Which is just 2 points of the relegation zone. A heavy Boxing Day defeat at the hands of Spurs has extended Southampton’s winless run to 7, and the last place Pellegrino will want to take his squad is Old Trafford. It has been announced this week that Virgil Van Dijk has finally joined Liverpool for a world record fee for a defender, so Saints fan will be expecting some form of investment over January.
As poor as United have been over the festive period, they really will be expecting to hammer Southampton. One big thing Mourinho will be after is a clean sheet, as United have conceded a ¼ of their season total in the last 2 games. Injuries to Antonio Valencia and Eric Bailly have meant constant rejigging of the defence, which has made the team look vulnerable from all areas.
As stated, anything less than a big United win should be considered disappointing. It is a chance for them to stabilise their defence and get some goals on the board, which is what should be expected.
- Charlie Austin, Cedric and Ryan Bertrand are all out for the visitors.
- Bailly, Carrick, Fellaini, Valencia, & Smalling are all out for United, whilst Matteo Dramian and Anthony Martial are also doubtful.
Man Utd Potential Starting XI – De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; Mata, Lingard, Rashford; Lukaku
Southampton Potential Starting XI – Forster; Pied, Yoshida, Hoedt, Targett; Romeu, Lemina; Boufal, Davies, Tadic; Gabbiadini
Stats & Facts
- United are unbeaten in 26 of their last 27 home matches.
- Southampton haven’t won a Premier League away game in their last 7 attempts.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 6 of United’s last 7 games.
Manchester United 4/11 Draw 9/2 Southampton 8/1
- Over 2.5 goals 8/11
- BTTS No 7/10