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Southampton v Man Utd betting tips: United in record bid

| 18.08.2021
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Preview and odds for Sunday’s Premier League clash

Manchester United make the trip to the south coast for their latest Premier League clash as we look at the odds for some Southampton v Man Utd betting tips.

The Red Devils started the campaign with an emphatic 5-1 win over Leeds at Old Trafford while Southampton were on the receiving end of a 3-1 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park.

Sunday’s match, which takes place at St Mary’s Stadium, kicks off at 2pm BST and is live on Sky Sports.

Southampton v Man Utd match odds

Southampton had a few bright spots despite their defeat at Everton, notably the performance of debutant striker Adam Armstrong, who capped a memorable day with a superbly-taken goal.

The new number nine, who cost £15million from Blackburn after scoring 28 goals in the Championship last season, looked a threat throughout and is 14/5 to score at any time.

Saints, who have won their first home league match of the season in just three of the last 30 seasons (D12 L15) and none in their nine since returning to the Premier League in 2012-13, are 17/4 to win and break that dreadful run.

United were close to full strength for their opening game and last season’s Premier League runners-up made a statement against Marcelo Bielsa’s men.

A hat-trick from Bruno Fernandes and further goals from Mason Greenwood and Fred helped United make a stunning start.

United are unbeaten in their last 26 away Premier League matches (W17 D9) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are 4/6 to win the game in the Southampton v Man Utd betting tips.

A win or draw would see the Red Devils equal the longest away unbeaten run in English top-flight history, set by Arsenal in a 27-game streak between April 2003 and September 2004.

The draw is on offer at 3/1 and Southampton are 5/4 to win or draw in the Double Chance market.

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Southampton v Man Utd head-to-head

In their last league meeting in February, United inflicted a 9-0 defeat on Southampton, the joint-biggest Premier League victory in history.

It is 4/6 that United score two or more goals and 17/10 there will be four or more goals in the game.

Saints have beaten United just once in 13 league meetings at St Mary’s (D4 L8). They are winless in 10 home league games against them (D4 L6), despite taking the lead in six of those encounters.

The home side are 4/1 to lead at half-time and it is 19/10 they score the first goal in the Southampton v Man Utd betting tips.

United’s 10 comeback wins against Saints is the joint-most for one side against a specific opponent in the Premier League and they have recovered 35 points from losing positions against them.

It is 22/1 for Southampton to lead at half-time and United win the game while the odds for a draw at the interval with United winning the match are 10/3.

Southampton v Man Utd team news

Saints will be without midfielder Will Smallbone (knee) but have been boosted by captain James Ward-Prowse signing a new five-year contract.

New signing Raphael Varane and striker Edinson Cavani are pushing to be involved for United but goalkeeper Dean Henderson is still building fitness after contracting coronavirus.

Summer signing Jadon Sancho could also start at St Mary’s.

Southampton v Man Utd key battles

Though last week’s plaudits went to Fernandes – who has yet to appear on the losing side in any of his 25 away Premier League matches for United – Edinson Cavani will relish the chance to face the Saints should he be involved in the squad.

The Uruguayan played only 45 minutes in each Premier League game against the Saints last season but scored three goals and assisted another, including a 90th-minute winner in the 3-2 win at St Mary’s.

Stopping the big man will be high on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s agenda and Cavani is 23/20 to score at any time and is 11/2 to net two or more.

Five of the last six meetings saw both sides score and it is 7/10 this is the case again.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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