2nd February 2021 – 21:15, Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester United will host Southampton in the Premier League 22nd round on Tuesday evening. The hosts want to keep up the pace in the title battle, while the away side is looking forward to breaking its losing streak.
Manchester United vs Southampton Match Preview & Team News
A surprising defeat against Sheffield United last Wednesday ended United’s unbeatable run of 13 matches. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side managed to get back from London with just a point from Arsenal last weekend. Therefore, the red Devils slipped to 2nd place, being three points behind Manchester City. Liverpool also managed to improve lately and, we should see an exciting title battle. The hosts now need to show the winning character, as the public thinks they got afraid of becoming the champions. Bruno Fernandes and the lads need to improve their finishing since four goals in the last five rounds are not enough for remaining on the top. United shouldn’t spill more points at Old Trafford, and they need to get back on the winning track.
Southampton entered a poor streak, as they lost three times in a row. They have been around the continental qualification for a long time, but the visitors slipped to the 11th spot. Everybody expected them to keep up the pace after a 1:0 win over Liverpool, but that didn’t happen. Danny Ings and the lads have some trouble in converting their chances into goals lately. The Saints scored only twice in the previous five Premier League rounds, and Ralph Hasenhuttl needs to urgently address that issue. It’s still not too late for Southampton to enter the battle for the Europa League spot as they are four points behind Tottenham. They have been pretty tight when playing away from home this season, as Southampton lost only twice on the road. However, they have also been involved in a lot of draws. The visitors need to put a disciplined performance and try to remain undefeated in this match.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The hosts cannot allow themselves to lose points at Old Trafford if they want to keep challenging the title. We believe they will meet the expectations and get all three points from this match.
Goals Market Prediction
Head-to-head matches between these two sides have been very exciting and efficient lately. Bots teams were able to score in their last five encounters, and we don’t think this one will be much different.
Manchester United vs Southampton
Manchester United to win @ 1.55
BTTS Yes @ 1.70
Correct score 2:1 @ 9.00