Game Week 27 Predictions: United to hammer Southampton - Premier League preview, betting tips and team news
Manchester United will take a shot at instant redemption when Southampton visits the Old Trafford Stadium on Sunday. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
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|Manchester United will take a shot at instant redemption when Southampton visits the Old Trafford Stadium on Sunday. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Manchester United last weekend at Anfield.
With David De Gea having to pick the ball from his own net seven times, it was the worst day for the Red Devils in a long time.
Manchester United did make up for it with a 4-1 win over Real Betis in the Europa League in midweek.
But bouncing back quickly in the league on Sunday at home, right in front of the fans that were embarrassed away from home, would be the right tonic to feel better.
It’s currently looking gloomy for Southampton.
If you’re asked to pick three teams that would be relegated this season, their name would come up on most people’s lists, and sitting at the bottom of the league doesn’t help that argument.
The 1-0 win over Leicester City last weekend was greeted by wins for the teams around them, so it didn’t do much favors in terms of log standing.
But an away win over Manchester United would not only see them jump out of the bottom three but also give them confidence to soar on the league table.
United is expected to win here, and memories of the 9-0 annihilation of Southampton by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Manchester United two seasons ago would linger in the minds of every Saint that was on the pitch and around on that rainy night.
Southampton has picked odd results from hopeless places in the past.
It’s not impossible for them to cause an upset at Old Trafford, but they’re going to the den of a badly wounded lion that hasn’t eaten in two days to discuss birthrights... Wrong timing?
Watch out for Premier League Player of the Month Marcus Rashford, who’s in the form of his life, as well as Bruno Fernandes, who would sit in the hole to distribute as he wishes.
Both couldn’t do anything about the game last weekend; it’s redemption time.
James Ward-Prowse is the man for Southampton, and everyone knows how dangerous he is when it comes to set pieces.
You’d do well to commit your crimes far away from his range and ensure you don’t give him a chance to hurt you.
Tottenham Hotspur may have played two more games than Manchester United, but they sit just one point behind in fourth, and that puts pressure on the Red Devils.
Only a win can make sense for Eric Ten Hag’s men, and if they don’t get it, they can kiss the title goodbye and now settle for the top four fight.