Southampton vs Manchester United – Saturday 23rd September 2017 – 15:00 

Southampton are 19/5 with Manolo Gabbiadini and Charlie Austin at 13/2 to score first.

Southampton face Manchester United at St.Mary's on Saturday afternoon, in the sixth round of games in the Premier League.

The Saints come into this match in mixed form, despite winning their last match against Crystal Palace 1-0.

Steven Davis scored the only goal of the game in the 6th minute, with his early strike continuing Palace's miserable season.

The Saints dominated possession with 54% of the ball, producing 13 shots overall and 4 on target.

In comparison with the hosts who had 45% of the ball, producing 14 total shots and three on target.

Mauricio Pellegrino will be delighted with his side's performance, with a battling three points away from home.

 

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New Manager 

It has been another season of change for Southampton on the managerial front, with Mauricio Pellegrino now in the hot seat.

At this stage it is difficult to see what changes he has made, with Claude Puel sacked for a lack of style.

Virgil Van Dijk could come back into the starting XI, having been welcomed back into the fold, with the transfer window now closed.

The Saints find themselves in 9th place after the opening five matches, a win here will give them 11 points from six matches.

 

Saints Underdogs

Southampton come into this match as the underdogs, with United's pedigree and form informing the odds.

Mauricio Pellegrino's men will be looking to win this fixture, but they face one of the form sides this season.

The Saints will be looking for a first win in four matches against Manchester United.

Unbeaten Still

Manchester United come into this match on the back of a 4-1 win against Burton, an excellent result for the Red Devils.

Marcus Rashford continued his excellent start to the season for United, with a double inside the first twenty minutes (5,17).

Jesse Lingard made it 3-0 just after the half hour mark (36), with a deflected effort from the United man creeping in.

Anthony Martial made it two goals in two matches for United (60), with a 4-0 scoreline just past the hour.

United will be disappointed that they conceded, with Dyer scoring in the dying minutes to give Burton a consolation goal (90+1).

 

Joint Top

Manchester United have had an excellent start to the season, they remain unbeaten in all competitions.

Their only blemish was the 2-2 draw against Stoke, but other than that they have been absolutely outstanding.

In their last two matches they have scored eight goals and conceded just one, they will be targeting a similar outcome here.

They come into the match joint top of the Premier League, with Manchester City boasting an identical points and goal difference tally.

 

United Favourites

Jose Mourinho's side come into this match as favourites, with their form and pedigree informing the odds.

This will be a tough match for United, with Southampton looking to produce a solid performance.

United will be looking for a 49th win in 85 matches against the Saints.

Manchester United are 3/4 with Romelu Lukaku at 3/1 to open the scoring.

 

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Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Lukaku to score first @ 3/1

Tip 2 – United to win 2-1 @ 15/2

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