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Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview


Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester United vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 2 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).

After sharing the spoils with Arsenal at the weekend, Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Southampton at their Old Trafford. 

The Red Devils aim to keep their title hopes alive, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Saints on Matchday 22. 

Despite picking up a knock at the weekend, Scott McTominay should be fit to face Southampton on Tuesday evening.

Anthony Martial is pushing for a start. The Saints, on the other hand, head into the game following a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. 

The likes of Obafemi, Salisu, Smallbone, Tella, Vestergaard, and Walker-Peters remain in the recovery room, and seeing that the Red Devils are desperate to return to winning ways, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Manchester.

Manchester United vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Manchester United Southampton played so far 33 matches.
Manchester United won 21 direct matches. Southampton won 4 matches. 8 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.21 goals per Match.

Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction

Manchester United in actual season average scored 1.88 goals per match. In 10 (62.50%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (56.25%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Southampton average scored 1.30 goals per match in season 2021. In 6 (66.67%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (33.33%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

United will again be without the services of out-of-favour pair Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo, and there is a strong chance that the latter could have left the club before Tuesday's contest.

Scott McTominay is also a doubt, with the Scotland international being forced off against Arsenal due to stomach cramp, and it remains to be seen whether the midfielder recovers from the illness in time.

Solskjaer is expected to make changes to his starting XI, with Nemanja Matic and Eric Bailly in line for starts, while Anthony Martial could also return to the centre-forward position.

Martial has only scored two Premier League goals this season, but Cavani again played the full 90 minutes against Arsenal on Saturday and could be rested amid a busy run of matches.

As for Southampton, Mohammed Salisu, Nathan Tella, Michael Obafemi and William Smallbone are still injured, while the match is also expected to come too soon for Jannik Vestergaard and Kyle Walker-Peters.

Head coach Hasenhuttl is likely to stick with the majority of the side that started Saturday's loss to Villa, with Oriol Romeu making his return from injury against Dean Smith's side.

There is expected to be a change in the final third, though, with Che Adams coming in for Nathan Redmond, while there could also be an alteration at right-back with Yan Valery potentially starting.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic; Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Southampton possible starting lineup:
McCarthy; Valery, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Walcott, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Adams, Ings