Southampton haven’t won at home against Manchester United in the Premier League (PL) since August 2003. If they are to arrest that run, they will likely do it the ‘Southampton way’, in a tight, low-scoring encounter that has produced just four goals in the last five H2H league matches.
Recent form suggests the ‘Saints’ can’t do it. They are winless in nine (D4, L5) and have won just once all season long (W1, D5, L7). Only two teams have scored fewer goals than Southampton (ten) this season, while just three teams have conceded more (24).
Home form is equally poor, with Southampton remaining winless this PL season (D4, L2). By extension, they have won just once in their last 15 PL home matches (W1, D8, L6).
United start this round seven points behind the top four, and have just two wins in their last five (W2, D2, L1). Only six teams have scored fewer than the ‘Red Devils’ (20), and only six teams have conceded more than them (21).
Additionally, three of their four PL losses this season have come on the road (W3, D1, L3), with their seven road trips averaging 3.57 total goals per match. However, United have scored in each of their seven away games, while Southampton have failed to score in half of their home games so far.
Players to watch: Stuart Armstrong (SOU) got two goals in his last PL match, while Anthony Martial(UNI) has four goals in his last three PL away games.
Stat attack: The last time United went three PL matches without a win was in December 2017.
Southampton have conceded seven of their eight PL goals at home in the second half.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in eight of the last ten PL H2H games.
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Referee: Friend K. (Eng),
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton)