Prediction and odds for the game: Southampton (10/3) v Manchester United (3/4)
We are backing the draw at odds of 3/1
When: Saturday 27 August 2022, Kick-off 12:30
Where: St. Marys Stadium
In Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off, Southampton hosts Manchester United at St. Mary’s Stadium, as both teams look to build on wins last time out.
After a 4-1 opening weekend defeat at Tottenham, the Saints form has improved. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team has since picked up a 2-2 draw at Leeds and a 2-1 win at Leicester in their last Premier League game. The win over the Foxes ended an eight-game winless streak for Southampton in the English top-flight.
Last time out, the team from the south coast also hammered Cambridge United 3-0 in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
Scotland international Che Adams has been in superb form of late, as the 26-year-old has scored four goals in his last two appearances for the home side. Adams has been linked with a move to Everton. On current form, the Saints may want to keep hold of him.
St. Mary’s Stadium has not proven to be a happy hunting ground for Southampton of late, as the Saints have lost five of their last seven league matches on home soil. A woeful defensive record has proven to be the key to those poor home results, as they have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven home matches in the English top-flight.
The Red Devils made a woeful start to their Premier League campaign by suffering defeats against Brighton and Brentford, conceding at least two goals in each of the losses.
However, last time out, United recorded a 2-1 home win over bitter north west rivals Liverpool. The win ended a four-game losing streak for the men from Manchester in the English top-flight. The victory was also only United’s second win in their last nine outings in the Premier League.
The Red Devils’ recent away record has been atrocious of late in the English top-flight. The visitors have lost their last seven league games on their travels, having failed to score in five of their previous six away games. At the other end of the pitch, they have also conceded at least two goals in six of their last eight matches on their travels in the Premier League.
Manchester United have been boosted by the recent arrival of Brazilian midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid. The 30-year-old is expected to make his United debut in this clash.
Neither team made a great start to the new Premier League campaign. However, both showed signs of improving fortunes in their most recent matches in the English top flight. We are backing this game to finish all square. Southampton are poor on home soil, while United struggle on their travels.
The other bet is for Jadon Sancho to be an anytime goalscorer. The young winger has not enjoyed the best of times in his short United career so far. However, he scored a good goal and looked livelier against Liverpool. That goal could be a springboard for the England international to revive his career in Manchester.
Our Tips: We are backing the draw at odds of 3/1 and/or Jadon Sancho to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 3/1. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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Which of these two teams will build on wins last time out?