Manchester United hosts Southampton in round 35 of the Premier League. In Monday night’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford, the Red Devils can reach 3rd spot in the standings in case of a win. With just one loss in the last 5 matches, Southampton has the chance to can overcome Everton (11th) in the standings.
Check a complete match preview and betting prediction for tonight’s match.
Manchester United are within a point of the Premier League top four
17 games without a defeat across all competitions. Manchester United is arguably the most in-form team in England right now and the goal is to extend their unbeaten streak by getting a good result tonight.
The Red Devils won 13 of the 17 unbeaten games, have won four in a row in the Premier League and have scored at least 3 goals in 8 of their last 12 competitive appearances. This amazing campaign puts the team just 2 points behind Chelsea (3rd), which means that Manchester United can finish this round well inside the top 4 in case of a win.
Still fighting for the FA Cup and the Europa League, United’s biggest objective is to be back to Europe’s elite competition next season. Champions League qualification is in their hands and, looking to how the team has been performing lately, that’s something well in their reach.
Phil Jones, Rojo and Tuanzebe are all out of tonight’s match. Solskjaer is expected to use the same formation that has been cruising recently. Mason Greenwood scored four goals in his last 3 appearances and, together with Martial and Rashford, scored 39 goals in the Premier League. With Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba behind them, Manchester United has a pretty solid attacking unit right now.
Manchester United possible starting lineup
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Martial.
Southampton arrives at Old Trafford with eyes in a top-half finish
Southampton has a tough challenge ahead tonight, but the team arrives at Old Trafford in good form. They are unbeaten in their last 3 Premier League matches and got a 1-0 home win against Manchester City during that streak.
It’s a legitimate goal for Hasenhuttl’s team to look for a place in the top half of the Premier League. The Saints are 6 points behind Burnley (10th), with a game still to play.
With 19 Premier League goals, English striker Danny Ings is Southampton’s main weapon.
Despite their recent performance, Southampton conceded 12 goals in their last 6 away matches in the Premier League. Also, the team have lost 6 of their last 11 league games.
For tonight’s clash, Ralf Hasenhuttl will not have Boufal, Djenepo, Tella and Valey available. Danish centre-back Jannik Vestergaard is doubtful.
Southampton possible starting lineup
McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Ings, Long.
We believe Manchester United will be in control tonight and will extend their unbeaten streak. The team have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 12 competitive matches and won by 3-0 on 5 occasions during that span. Check Manchester United to win without conceding goals.