Southampton v Man Utd Betting Predictions – Back in Draw or Man Utd Win at 5/1 with Betfair
After defeat at Tottenham on Sunday, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho made the stark admission that his team did not want to play Premier League games anymore this season. That was, of course, in reference to the Red Devils’ participation in the Europa League final on May 24 against Ajax and their true focus.
But there aren’t many teams they would rather face right now than Southampton. Claude Puel’s side are also counting down the days until the end of the season, despite still aiming for a top half finish. The Saints have also struggled at home this season and have the fourth worst record in front of their fans. Either way, don’t expect a classic or one team to go all out for the win.
Our top Premier League betting tip for this one is a draw in the first half, away win in the second at 5/1 with Betfair. But this game is so tough to call that the home side are also 5/1 to take the points in the same circumstances, while Coral have the draw at 9/4.
Both sides are also 7/2 to win to nil with Coral too. If you want to back either side, you’ll definitely find good value. For example, Manchester United are 24/5 to win with a -1 handicap on Coral. Unsurprisingly, Southampton are exactly the same price.
Southampton could be coming into this one with revenge on their minds after the controversial defeat in the League Cup final. United won the game 3-2, but a disallowed goal by Manolo Gabbiadini, who was then in a rich vein of form, cost the Saints.
Mourinho’s men also won the corresponding fixture 2-0 at Old Trafford, although it will be a very different game because Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the 28-goal Swedish striker who scored that night, will be missing after suffering a serious knee injury.
Neither side come into the game in particularly good form, as has already been mentioned. Southampton won their first in five against already relegated Middlesbrough on Saturday, but they didn’t play with a lot of purpose. The Red Devils last won against champions Chelsea in the league.
Whoever wants this more will most likely take the win, but we recommend a 5/1 Man Utd win with a Betfair free bet.