Southampton vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton were one of the worst teams in the English top flight the last season and they were lucky to have avoided relegation. Meanwhile Manchester United are enjoying a brief period of confidence, after having defeated arch-rivals Liverpool in their latest league game.
They had a disastrous start to their campaign and after 2 match-days they were placed bottom-most in the league table, with a 100-percentage losing record. And things were not at all looking good for them as they were pitted against 6-time European champions Liverpool next.
But despite being heavy underdogs, they managed to register a 2-1 victory in front of their home crowd. And now their objective will be to carry forward this momentum and try and go after a top-4 spot.
After having finished 6th the last season in the table, it is practically a must for them to qualify for the Champions League.
As such, they are pitted against the best rival they could have hoped for. Not only were Southampton one of the weakest in the league the last season but it appears that they have been unable to shake off this poor form, even in this new campaign.
Moreover, the Red Devils have a good head-to-head record against this rival over the years and judging all these observations it is inferred that Manchester United will post the 3 points on the board this weekend.
Southampton vs Manchester United Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Red Devils had registered a 9-0 win against the same opponent the last year.
- They had won 2 of the past 4 clashes.
- It has been 6 years since they have lost against this opponent.
- The last the hosts kept a clean sheet at this ground was back in 2017.
Southampton vs Manchester United Prediction & Analysis
Forget Manchester United lost their first 2 fixtures in the league this season. Instead concentrate solely on the fact that they had managed to defeat Liverpool in front of their home crowd.
On the other hand, Southampton were winless in 18 of their past 21 overall games and in the process, they had gone on separate 4-fixture as well as 5-match losing streaks.
In addition, they also have fared quite poorly against this rival in past head-to-head clashes. Considering these observations, expect a victory for Manchester United this Saturday