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Manchester United and Southampton are tipped to put on an entertaining encounter 
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Manchester United suffered a shock defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend (Getty Images)

Southampton vs Manchester United Tips, Predictions & Free Bets

Southampton welcome Manchester United to St Mary's this weekend in the English Premier League. Both teams have had stuttering starts to the new season and are tipped to draw this weekend. 

Southampton vs Manchester United Match Details

DateSaturday 31st August
VenueSt Mary's Stadium
CompetitionEnglish Premier League
Time12:30  (GMT +1)

Southampton Form & Team News

Southampton picked up their first victory of the new Premier League campaign when they defeated Brighton away from home 2-0 last weekend. Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond were on the scoresheet. They followed that with a 1-0 win against Fulham in the League Cup with Michael Obafemi scoring the winner.

The Saints have struggled with consistency in recent months. They have only won of their last five home games, drawing two and losing two. They have been entertaining at St Mary's though and both teams have scored in their last six home games. They have also seen over 2.5 goals in five of their last games at the stadium.

Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond are both doubts for the Saints have gone off in the English League Cup against Fulham. Hassenhutl will likely start with Danny Ings and Che Adam upfront as he did against Brighton.

The hosts are priced at 3.40 with bet365 to win the match. They have failed to beat Manchester United in their last 11 attempts.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United have not won in five away matches (Getty Images)

Manchester United Form & Team News

Manchester United come into the match looking for their second win of the season. After hammering Chelsea 4-0 on the opening weekend, The Red Devils have stuttered since, drawing 1-1 away at Wolves and then losing 2-1 to Crystal Palace at home.

United were dominant against Palace but could not make their chances pay. The former Premier League champions had 20 shots throughout the game but it was only Daniel James who could find the net. James has scored two goals in three games since joining from Swansea.

United have struggled away from home in recent months. They have failed to win in their last five away games.

James will line up with Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard for United in the midfield this weekend, though Anthony Martial is a doubt for the game and young Mason Greenwood may have to step up to the plate.

Manchester United are favoured to bounce back from their defeat to Palace at odds of 2.05. Given their recent away form though, a draw is better value at 3.50.

Southampton vs Manchester United - Hunt for an away win continues for Man United

Manchester United’s away form is a major issue that has to be addressed by Ole Gunnar Solsjaker. The Red Devils have looked stronger on the road this season than they did at the end of last but defeat against Palace showed that there is still a long way to go.

Southampton are equally as inconsistent this season and their home form is also unstable. The last two matches between the sides produced a total of nine goals, with United winning 3-2 and the teams drawing 2-2.

Fulham vs Southampton
Southampton have produced over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (Getty Images)

Southampton vs Manchester United Betting Tips - Both Teams to Score & Draw

St Mary’s has been an entertaining ground for goals in recent months and given United’s inconsistent form, both teams to score with bet365 at odds of 1.75 is a great value bet.

A high scoring encounter with over 2.5 goals is also great value at odds of 1.90, also with bet365. A draw for the match, which is our tip for the result, is priced at a generous 3.50.

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