Southampton vs Man United: Premier League prediction, TV, live stream, squad news, kick-off time, h2h, odds today
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are looking for a serious title challenge this quarter after finishing well behind Manchester City in 2020/21, and landed an emphatic first scorer with a 5-1 loss to rivals Leeds at Old Trafford who saw Bruno Fernandes register a stylish hat-trick and Paul Pogba collected no less than four assists.
The rout saw United top the table ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool after the opening weekend and they will be the favorites to record a second straight win at St Mary’s, having become only the fourth team in top flight history. English to go through an unbeaten season away from home last year.
Southampton are set to struggle this season after an upside down 2020/21 campaign which saw them top the table for a short period in November before a terrible second half that led to a plunge amidst a multitude of injuries.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints scored an excellent goal from replacing £ 15million Danny Ings Adam Armstrong against Everton on Matchday 1, but the efforts of Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the second half left them behind. were ultimately doomed to a 3-1 loss.
Kick-off date, time and location
Southampton vs Manchester United are scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. BST today, August 22, 2021.
The match will take place at St Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Man Utd tickets
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Where to watch Southampton vs Man Utd
TV channel: Today’s game will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game online through the website or Sky Go.
Southampton vs Man Utd team news
Southampton are expected to be left without academy graduates Sam McQueen and Will Smallbone, both of whom are sidelined with knee injuries.
Manchester United were boosted ahead of their Leeds crush by the late unveiling of the £ 42million signing of Raphael Varane, who hopes to play a role on the south coast.
New top signing Jadon Sancho made his debut with a 15-minute appearance on opening day and was part of a strong United lineup for a behind-the-scenes practice match against Burnley at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The likes of Jesse Lingard, Harry Maguire, Fred, Anthony Martial, Eric Bailly and Tom Heaton were also part of this 3-1 victory, although there was no Varane.
Phil Jones, meanwhile, has had a crucial few minutes under his belt as he accelerates his recovery after more than 18 months of absence with a knee injury.
United are still without Marcus Rashford (shoulder) and Alex Telles (ankle), although goalkeeper Dean Henderson – who like Lingard has recovered after testing positive for Covid-19 – could return to contention this weekend .
So did Edinson Cavani, who scored two goals off the bench in a memorable riposte at St Mary’s last season. He has now completed a period of mandatory isolation after returning from Uruguay after the Copa America.
Southampton vs Man Utd prediction
Manchester United were absolutely irresistible in the second half against Leeds, with Fernandes and Pogba unplayable as they ran the show, but the likes of Scott McTominay were also hugely influential.
If they can rediscover those kind of consistently dominant home performances and maintain the incredible away form of last season, then a real title tilt could really be in the cards this quarter.
Southampton will be firmly opposed with horrific memories of last season’s encounters with United, when they led 2-0 at home and lost 3-2 before being humiliated 9-0 at Old Trafford in February.
Southampton 1-3 Manchester United.
History and results of face to face (h2h)
Manchester United wins: 28
Southampton haven’t beaten Manchester United in any competition since January 2016 – a run of 11 matches.
That day, Charlie Austin marked his Saints debut as Louis van Gaal’s United were booed at Old Trafford.
Betting odds and tips
Manchester United win: 4/6