Southampton vs Manchester United: Betting odds, tips, predictions, TV channel & team news
December 31, 2021
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having put 12 goals past the Saints in two games last season, Al Hain-Cole is backing Solskjaer's men to enjoy a high-scoring win at St Mary's
Southampton could be forgiven for fearing the worst when Manchester United visit St Mary’s for Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Saints were thrashed 9-0 in their last encounter with this opposition, who kicked off this campaign with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Leeds last weekend.
Southampton vs Manchester United latest odds
Having opened their season with a 3-1 defeat at Everton, Southampton are 19/4 (5.75) outsiders with bet365 to go some way to banishing the memories of that record defeat by pulling off a victory here.
Unbeaten in 26 league matches on the road, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd are clear 4/7 (1.57) favourites to come back to haunt their opponents by coming out on top.
Three of the last five meetings between this pair at this ground have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 3/1 (4.0) available on them cancelling each other out once again on this occasion.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
UK TV channel
Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go
The game is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the United Kingdom (UK). Sky Go will be streaming the game live online.
Southampton vs Manchester United team news
Long-term absentees Sam McQueen and Will Smallbone remain the only injury concerns for the home team coming into this clash.
Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard could return following Covid-19-related absences, with Raphael Varane hoping to make his debut and Edinson Cavani in contention. Marcus Rashford and Alex Telles remain out through injury.
Southampton vs Manchester United preview
Having shipped 12 goals over the course of two league matches against the Red Devils last season, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men will have been spooked to see them open the campaign in free-scoring form against Leeds.
With the likes of Cavani and new signing Jadon Sancho potentially adding their dangerous talents to the attack, a Southampton defence that is yet to replace Leicester-bound Jannik Vestergaard could be in for another chastening 90 minutes.
Nevertheless, having failed to score in just two of their last 11 league matches in their own backyard, the hosts will also back themselves to contribute to an entertaining game between two sides that have averaged almost five goals per game over the last six meetings.
Southampton vs Manchester United tips & predictions
Considering United’s excellent away record and array of in-form attackers, odds of 7/5 (2.40) look too good to pass up on them getting the better of a game that features over 2.5 goals.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.