Man Utd vs. Southampton prediction
Best Bet - 2u - Both teams to score @ -110
- Southampton have scored in 4 of their 5 games since the restart
- Man Utd haven't lost in the league since January
United have been in an incredible run of form and are probably the most exciting team to watch right now. Bruno Fernandes looks like he's been playing beside Paul Pogba for a decade and Mason Greenwood looks like an experienced star, not a youngster just making his way in the game.
One of the reasons that United have been the most exciting team to watch, is that unlike Liverpool, they give opponents more opportunities. Nobody in the league needs less inviting to take an opportunity than Danny Ings who has gone from a forgotten man to a sensation, over the course of this season.
Southampton have scored in 4 of 5 games since resuming play, getting 8 goals in that timeframe. United may have been incredible to watch in that time, but they've also given up a goal in 50% of their games since the resumption, displaying the fragility of their backline.
Southampton have been really good at times recently and against United's Jekyll & Hyde defense, they should get some joy. I think United will win but at -350 there is no value, likewise the +170 available for United to win and both teams to score, really isn't enough of a price to justify taking it over -110 for both teams to find the back of the net.
0.5u - Danny Ings to score first @ +850
Ings has been a sensation this year, notching 19 in 28 Premier League games. He's averaging 2.4 shots per game. That puts him in the same bracket at United's Anthony Martial who has 2.5 shots per game, yet is priced at +410 to score first.
Southampton have created a few upsets this season and whilst Ings is a long shot to open the scoring, you certainly couldn't rule it out and it's probably worth a wager at over 8/1 odds.