Southampton – Manchester Utd Prediction and Tips for today
Southampton – Manchester Utd Prediction and Tips for today, August 27, 2022
Football: ENGLAND: PREMIER LEAGUE – ROUND 4
Kick-off: 12:30 Southampton – Manchester Utd
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Match Result: 0:1 LOST
Southampton – Manchester Utd Prediction and Match Preview
- Southampton relieved some of the pressure on manager Ralph Hasenhüttl by coming back from a goal down to secure their first win of the Premier League (PL) season with a 2-1 victory at Leicester on Saturday, a result which finally snapped a run of eight winless league games stretching back to last season (D2, L6). The Saints boss praised his side’s ‘fantastic’ reaction to falling behind in that clash, yet there will still be a minor frustration that it’s now nine PL matches since his team last secured a clean sheet.
- The hosts would have preferred a different opponent than a buoyant Manchester United in which to end that trend, especially given they’ve conceded more PL goals against United than they have against any other opponent in the competition (98)! An eye-watering 11 of those came across the last three H2Hs (D2, L1) which included a remarkable 9-0 defeat back in February 2021.
- Manchester United also secured their first win of the new campaign by dispatching old foes Liverpool with a 2-1 victory, on a night that saw more demonstrations about the club’s ownership as well as the unveiling of new signing Casemiro. That win – which made boss Erik ten Hag the first ever United manager to secure his debut win for the club against Liverpool – also ended a run of four PL defeats, all of which saw them fail to score more than a single goal, and will relieve the pressure on ten Hag at least for a little while, as the club continues its search for more fresh blood.
- Ten Hag spoke of his admiration for his team’s attitude at full-time on Monday, and he’ll hope they can produce the same sort of spirit when looking to end a run of seven PL defeats on the road here. That’s their worst losing away league run since way back in 1936! The Red Devils could be heading to the ideal venue in which to fix that though, with their last competitive defeat at St Mary’s coming way back in 2003 (W9, D5 since)!
- Players to watch: Southampton’s Che Adams is looking to score in consecutive PL games for the first time since February, with the second of those fixtures also coming against Manchester United. Visiting Anthony Martial returned from injury with a bang on Monday, providing the assist for Marcus Rashford’s winner, and against only two other PL sides has he registered more goal contributions than Southampton (G5, A2).
- Hot streak: United have trailed at half-time in seven straight PL away games.