Southampton vs Manchester United Odds: Can ten Hag push on after Liverpool win?
Manchester United travel to the south coast to face Southampton, just off the back of their first victory of the season. It’s been a mixed start for the Red Devils, but it looks like their season has finally been ignited.
Southampton have also had a recent recovery from a rocky start. They haven’t brought in much new talent, and they are definitely a candidate to be relegated. Ralph Hasenhuttl hasn’t bought any marquee players in and has instead signed a group of younger talent to develop. This could be a master stroke, or it could lead to their relegation.
Southampton a threat to United
Southampton have an excellent record against United in recent seasons, bar the 0-9 defeat. They have stopped United on multiple occasions, holding them to a lot of draws. They will be hoping to do the same again this season, particularly after they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Spurs.
The young squad core that’s been built at Southampton is very important to their success. They use small budgets and sometimes end up holding high value assets such as Sadio Mané and Virgil van Dijk. It’s risky but has a high reward if it pays off.
One man they’ve come to rely on is Che Adams, he will look to cause United problems aerially and will surely look to target United’s new centre back, Lisandro Martinez. If you’re looking to back the Saints, the Southampton vs Manchester United odds offer a decent price. Southampton to win and Che Adams to score is 6/1 on 888sport.
United buzzing after Liverpool victory
It’s been a tough start to life as Manchester United boss for Erik ten Hag. His side lost their opening two games vs Brighton and Brentford with awful performances alongside. This led the Dutchman to drop Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire for the all-important Monday night clash versus Liverpool. The decision paid off as United beat Liverpool at Old Trafford with Sancho and Rashford scoring.
It was positives all round for ten Hag’s side, before the game they announced the signing of 5-time Champions League winning midfielder Casemiro. He was unveiled in front of the Old Trafford faithful in similar style to former teammate Raphael Varane.
The midfielder will likely make his first appearance for United against Southampton. He will sure up the midfield and add an element of maturity and balance that United have been lacking since the departure of Nemanja Matić.
Casemiro’s involvement will likely give United the boost they need to go and grab another three points. The Southampton vs Manchester United odds certainly think so, the away side are 46/63 to win. £10 returns £17.30.
Southampton vs Manchester United Odds: Our Pick
Based on what we’ve seen this season, there isn’t much to split the sides, but the momentum that United will have after the victory against Liverpool will give them a great chance of going to Saint Mary’s and winning.
We’d recommend a bet builder:
- Manchester United to win
- Anthony Martial to score
- Over 13.5 corners
Will ten Hag’s side secure another three points? Or will Southampton become the latest side to stun the Red Devils? Find out by tuning into Southampton vs Manchester United only on BT Sport 1 & 4KUHD at 12:30.
Author: Jude Sutcliffe