Southampton are looking to make it eight Premier League games without defeat for the first time since 2013 when they host Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
Currently fifth in the league, the Saints started with two losses but have recovered impressively to win five of their last seven games.
It will certainly be a tricky test against aUnited side that has won two league games in a row for the first time this season, and who will also be buoyed after their 4-1 Champions League victory in midweek.
Despite their long unbeaten run, bet365 make Southampton 3/1 (4.0) outsiders to beat the Red Devils for the first time since January 2016.
United, though, have won on just one of their last four visits to St Mary’s Stadium but are 19/20 (1.95) favourites to pick up the three points.
Four of the last five top-flight meetings between these teams have finished in a draw and the online bookmaker go 5/2 (3.50) that they split the points once again.
Key striker Danny Ings is still out for the Saints whileNathan Redmond is also injured. Otherwise, Ralph Hasenhuttl has a fully fit squad to choose from.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof both face late fitness tests, while Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are “very unlikely” to play,Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed in his pre-match press conference.
For all United’s inconsistencies this season, their bright spark has been away from Old Trafford where they have a 100 per cent record,with three of their four Premier League wins being on the road.
Those three games have seen them score 10 of their 13 goals in the division and although Southampton have kept three consecutive clean sheets on home turf, two of those came against the least effective attacks in the league in West Brom and Newcastle.
However, Hasenhuttl will still back his side to have plenty of joy in front goal considering they have scored twice in each of their home games this season whilst United have not managed an away clean sheet yet.
It looks set to be an action-packed Premier League clash at St Mary’s Stadium and the 4/5 (1.80) on over 2.5 goals from bet365 could pay dividends for the fourth United away game in a row.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com