Man United v Southampton tips – can Saints cause a shock?

Just as Manchester United looked as though they were genuine Premier League title contenders, along came Sheffield United to dent their hopes of challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the main domestic prize this season, with the bookies prepared to offer Premier League betting odds of 14/1 about the Red Devils becoming champions.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now want his team to embark on another unbeaten run to make sure they secure a top four spot in the Premier League as a bare minimum this season, with Manchester United strong favourites to get the better of Southampton when the two teams meet at Old Trafford on Tuesday 2 February.

Are Manchester United a Good Bet to Beat Southampton?

If you compare bookmaker odds for this Premier League game, you can find William Hill offering 4/7 about the Red Devils and many football betting customers will be adding this selection to their accumulator bet, although there’s no denying that United have been wobbly on home soil this season.

Solskjaer’s men have won just four of their ten games at Old Trafford and that’s in stark contrast to the eight wins and two draws that have been achieved on the road. It’s hard to put a finger on why the form is so different, although the home performances have been largely mediocre for much of the campaign.

United have plenty of squad depth and we’re likely to see a strong team fielded for this clash, with Edinson Cavani currently looking like the best centre forward option, although the manager will ultimately want his team to improve their work rate in a bid to win this clash.

Saints Looking to End Poor Form When They Head to Old Trafford

At times, Southampton have troubled the top six places this season, although they appear to be settling in mid-table for the time being, with Ralph Hasenhuttl recently seeing his team turned over at home to Arsenal after being the same opponents and Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.

In fairness, the Saints beat Liverpool as recently as 4 January, with the Premier League odds comparison yielding odds of 5/1 about the visitors becoming the fifth team to win at Old Trafford this term and they will be looking to copy the blueprint of Sheffield United who recently outfought the same opponents.

Danny Ings and Che Adams are back operating in tandem and it appears that the former is likely to leave St Mary’s come the end of the season although the striker helped Southampton enjoy a 2-2 draw in this fixture last term and you can get attractive betting odds of 10/3 that this clash ends all square.

What Are the Best Man United v Southampton Tips?

We’re straight away looking at the prospect of both teams finding the net in this match rather than trying to call the result. While Manchester United are the most likely winners, we’re not convinced with the short football betting odds about a team who have a 40% win rate at Old Trafford.

However, the visitors have only won three of their nine away games, even if the Hampshire side have only been beaten twice on the road. Therefore, let’s look at the Yes option on the BTTS betting market, with some bookies prepared to go 4/6 about this outcome.

If you’re looking to get against a United side who will come into this clash off the back of a tough test at the Emirates Stadium, then there’s the option to look at the Asian Handicap betting market where you can find Southampton trading at nearly even money with a one goal start.

Having this Premier League football bet means that you can only lose your betting stake should United win by two goals or more, while it’s money back if Southampton suffer a slender defeat.


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