The English Premier League match between Southampton vs Man United will take place on 22 August 2021 at St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton. I hope the match between the two teams will be very competitive.
The Red Devils are expected to challenge for the Premier League title, especially having signed world class talents in the transfer window. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would hope to continue their perfect start to the domestic campaign, as they travel to St. Marys, to take on Southampton, with the encounter between the two sides always ending in a goal fest, with late goals and comeback dramas involved. Southampton lost 3-1 to Everton in their opening game of the season, and hope to get back on track on the weekend.
Manchester United started their season with a bang, beating their traditional rivals Leeds United 5-1, in an electric Old Trafford atmosphere. It was the Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba show in a packed stadium, with Bruno scoring a fantastic hattrick, and Pogba adding 4 assists to his name. Manchester United look prepared for the season, with new signing Jadon Sancho also adding a few minutes under his belt, with the Red Devils keen to continue their fantastic away form from the previous season.
Southampton injuries and team news
Nathan Redmond joins Danny Ings on the sidelines for Southampton, while William Smallbone is also rated as doubtful. With his team performing well, Ralph Hasenhüttl is expected to name an unchanged XI from the team that drew with Wolves last week.
Manchester United injuries and team news
Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw are both still in the treatment room for United, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof and Paul Pogba are all nursing ailments ahead of Sunday’s game.
Donny van de Beek performed well in mid-week, though the Dutch midfielder is expected to return to the bench for the Premier League.
Head To Head:
Southampton Manchester United played so far 34 matches.
Southampton won 4 direct matches. Manchester United won 22 matches. 8 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.38 goals per Match.
Southampton in actual season average scored 2.00 goals per match. In 1 (50.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 1 (50.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Manchester United average scored 3.00 goals per match in season 2021. In 2 (100.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 2 (100.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Southampton vs Manchester United Predictions:
Opening day saw contrasting fortunes for both sides. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side will be seeking to improve on their just opening day defeat to Everton. The Red Devils will be seeking to follow up on their deserved opening day victory against Leeds United. St. Mary’s Stadium could be the scene for one of the season’s more cagey games, given the Southampton defensive abilities with the forecast being at least one side keeps the clean sheet.
Man United win this Match (0-1)
Teams: Southampton FC – Manchester United
Tournament: Premier League
Date: Sunday, 22 August 2021
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton