EPL: Man United vs Southampton




With playing at Old Trafford and only having to welcome a much lower-rated opponent like Southampton in the 25th round of the English Premier League, Manchester United can do what they want with 3 full points. Statistics show that, the Red Devils won 5 of the last 8 home matches on all fronts, the remaining 3 matches they drew 2 and lost 1.

A 1-1 draw against Burnley away from home in the previous round pushed Manchester United down to 15th place, a place only qualified for next season’s Europa League. However, coach Ralf Rangnick’s army is only 1 point behind the top 4 teams in the region and is playing 1 game less than their opponent, West Ham United. Therefore, the goal of the Old Trafford team in the match against Southampton today is definitely to have 3 points.

With the injury, midfielder Fred will not be able to participate. However, this is not a big deal because in the hands of Ralf Rangnick there are still many options like Paul Pogba or Bruno Fernande. History also favors the Red Devils, when the last 4 encounters between the two sides, Manchester United have never lost to Southampton with a record of 2 wins and 2 draws. In addition, the Old Trafford team is very charming in the next times. welcome The Saints after winning the last 2/3 matches.   

Meanwhile, Southampton are 7 places below Manchester United with 14 points less than the home team. The performance of the away team is not very impressive with only 1 win in the past 6 matches in all competitions. In the last round in the English Premier League, coach Ralph Hasenhuttl’s army just drew Manchester City 1-1 at home. However, this does not help them significantly improve the current situation.

It must be emphasized that Southampton are one of the worst away football teams in the Premier League this season. Out of the last 5 away matches in the Premier League, coach Ralph Hasenhuttl’s army lost 3 matches. In today’s fight, they still lost 3 pillars, Lyanco, Smallbone and Tella due to injury. It will not be surprising if The Saints leave Old Trafford with two empty hands.

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