Manchester United lie third in the Premier League table having won three out of their five fixtures and they also have an outstanding recent record at Southampton, where they’ve won six and drawn one of the pair’s last seven league and cup meetings so it’s perhaps not surprising that they’ll head to St Mary’s as slight favourites at 6/4 with Stan James.
That price has drifted a touch from 11/8 following United’s midweek Champions League defeat to PSV Eindhoven and that result underlined just how unconvincing Louis van Gaal’s team have been at times this term despite their elevated league position.
However Saints, BetVictor’s 11/5 underdogs, have toiled a touch themselves, at times looking a shadow of the side that was so impressive last term but they’ve nevertheless looked more solid of late, keeping three consecutive clean sheets and they’re capable of nicking a point in this clash, an outcome bet365 quote at 23/10.
In a contest that looks likely to generate fewer than three goals (8/13, Winner.com), BetVictor’s 6/1 about a 1-1 scoreline catches the eye, Ladbrokes quote a score draw at 7/2 and as United should avoid defeat, some punters might fancy backing them ‘Draw No Bet’ at 8/11 (Skybet).
Southampton and Man Utd to draw 1-1 – 6/1 (BetVictor)