Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Manchester United are up against Southampton at Old Trafford looking to profit from any dropped points between Spurs and Arsenal in the North London derby. Manchester United are just outside the top four places with a one-point deficit to Arsenal. They can potentially go as close as three points within Spurs by the end of this weekend. United also have to be aware about potentially dropping behind Chelsea. Southampton, meanwhile, are back outside the bottom three after the midweek results. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester United were able to get a comprehensive 3-1 win over Crystal Palace to make it six consecutive away victories. The Red Devils have experienced eight away wins in succession across all competitions for the first time in almost 2 decades.
Southampton were able to gain a crucial advantage in the race to avoid relegation after beating Fulham 2-0 at the St Mary’s Stadium. This happens to be the first win for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men in five games.
Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw by Southampton in the reverse fixture at the start of December. It was one of the matches that led to the departure of Jose Mourinho. The two teams played out a goalless draw in the recent meeting at Old Trafford. Our betting tips and predictions expect a success for Manchester United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester United win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton have been able to gain some incredible results against Manchester United over the last few meetings. The Red Devils have been able to claim a win over Southampton only once in the last four meetings, but this is a different United setup under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The team has been getting goals for fun and Southampton’s strong defence is unlikely to farewell against a team on a strong run of results. Our preview would go with a win for Manchester United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester United win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester United vs Southampton draw odds: 4.33
Southampton win odds: 7.00
Correct Score odds
Manchester United have been averaging almost 2 goals per game in recent matches and this goes as high as almost 3 goals per match when it comes to games at Old Trafford. Southampton’s primary weapon to avoid relegation has been a stubborn defence and they have done relatively well with just six goals conceded in as many away games. Our correct score prediction, though, would go with a 3-0 win for Manchester United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester United 3-0 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The way Manchester United have been playing well under the regime of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is more than likely to ensure a couple of goals from the home team. Even if Southampton go with a defensive setup, United have the capability to overpower them with technical or physical play. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Romelu Lukaku was able to end his long-standing goal drought with a brace against Crystal Palace. The Belgian will be keen to pick up momentum and start moving up the goal charts. Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have been able to dominate the charts in Lukaku’s absence, but our first goalscorer prediction would back the Belgian international.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Romelu Lukaku at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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