The big clash in the Premier League on Sunday is Man Utd vs Southampton. United are odds on favourites to take this one despite some recent poor performances.
This is a massive game for both teams, because a win here would put United four points ahead of 4th placed Southampton, but a win for Southampton would see them leap frog United into 3rd.
Manchester United are 17/20 for the win, with the draw at 11/4 and the Saints at 7/2.
United are almost back to full strength with the return to fitness of Angel di Maria, Rafael, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Blind, Fellaini and Valencia. Ashley Young is their only player out with a hamstring injury.
Southampton could start with the Netherlands winger Eljero Elia following his transfer from Werder Bremen. Defender Nathaniel Clyne and Jack Cork could return after ankle injuries but Yoshida is on international duty. Sadio Mane could be out for as long as a month with a calf injury.
United’s home form has been very strong but their away form has been poor. I do expect them to get the three points here but it will be tough game against a resilient Southampton side.
Both teams have scored over 30 league goals so far this season, so expect a high scoring game with both teams scoring. Southampton have shown they are a top side in the Premier League this season, but winning at Old Trafford seems unlikely!
Top 3 Bets
Over 2.5 Goals – @1/1
United – Win @17/20
Both teams to score – yes @5/6
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