Southampton vs Manchester United betting tips and predictions ahead of this Premier League clash, kicking off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, 17th May 2017. Our betting preview is below.
Can Manchester United bounce back from their defeat at White Hart Lane by claiming a result at St Mary’s on Wednesday night? This is their penultimate game of the season, but the Red Devils have next to nothing to play for. Who will come out on top in this EFL Cup final rematch?
The Red Devils are now unable to reach the top four, despite having two games left to play. Their defeat at Tottenham on Sunday has ended any Champions League hopes they had domestically, so everything is now focused on the Europa League final next week. While there are seven days before that game, it’s hard to see Mourinho risking any key member of his squad for a meaningless game.
Without United’s main stars, this could be a dull affair. Southampton have lost to nil at home to Arsenal and Manchester City of late, as they’ve lacked the goal threat to trouble any big side. However, United aren’t going to be packing any kind of threat going forward either, so this has the makings of a quiet game. The Saints have seen 59% of their home games finish with less than three goals scored, so we’re backing under 2.5 at 4/5 with Betfred in our first Southampton vs Manchester United betting tip.
It’s tough to see both sides finding the net here, especially as the Saints have failed to score in four of their last six home matches. They’ve scored just 41% of their goals at home, while just 41% of their outings at St Mary’s have seen both teams score. We’re backing against both teams to score in our second Southampton vs Manchester United prediction, which is priced at 23/20 with Bet Victor.
Southampton are missing Virgil van Dijk and Alex McCarthy ahead of this game. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is likely to rest some of his key stars, after telling his team last week that only the Europa League final matters now.
Southampton have failed to win any of their last six matches at home to Manchester United. While the Red Devils have won five of those trips, will they take this game as seriously with nothing on the line?
With both sides coming in to this game in poor form, and with nothing on the line for both, we aren’t expecting a classic here. These two sides would take a point ahead of Sunday’s finale, and that has us backing a low scoring tie. We’re backing a 0-0 draw here at 9/1 with BetFred in our final Southampton vs Manchester United betting tip.
Under 2.5 goals – 4/5 with SkyBet.
Both teams to score no – 23/20 with Bet Victor.
0-0 Draw – 9/1 with Betfred.
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Betfred – bet £10 get £60 free.