Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction: Premier League Match on 02.02.2021
Manchester United’s home form will need to improve if they are to continue their challenge for the Premier League title this season. They will welcome Southampton to Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.
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When Manchester United moved to the top of the league with a win against Fulham a couple of weeks ago, fans began to believe that the club could achieve something that many would have considered to be impossible at the beginning of the season. However, recent performances have seen United lose ground on Manchester City in the title race, while Liverpool’s upturn in form also means that the Reds are now within a point of United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side come into this game without a win in two. They were also beaten in their last game at the Theatre of Dreams, as bottom-placed Sheffield United claimed a huge 2-1 win at Old Trafford. United were unable to get back to winning ways against Arsenal on the road, as they played out a 0-0 draw. Edinson Cavani had two excellent chances in that game to claim the three points, but he could only fire wide with both chances.
Southampton will not be an easy opponent for United on Tuesday night, as the Saints have been excellent so far this season. Their recent record isn’t that impressive as they have lost their last three, but they certainly should have taken a point in their recent game against Aston Villa. The Saints dominated proceedings in that game, and should have been awarded a penalty in the opening half after a clear handball. Southampton’s frustration with VAR would have reached new heights in the second half, as they were disallowed a goal for offside, as Danny Ings’s arm was ruled beyond the last defender.
Manchester United vs Southampton Head To Head
The recent fixtures between these two sides have been blessed with a lot of goals. There has been an average of four goals per game in the last five meetings. The meeting earlier in the season was also a thrilling encounter, as the Red Devils ran out 3-2 winners, as Cavani scored two late goals to seal the three points.
Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction
This is a massive game for United at Old Trafford, as anything other than a win would mean that their title challenge would be hanging by a thread. However, we expect United to get back to winning ways.
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