Southampton vs. Manchester United: Premier League – Match Preview

Southampton entertain Manchester United on Wednesday evening, the penultimate Premier League fixture for the two sides.

Southampton recorded a 2-1 victory away at Middlesbrough last weekend, with Jay Rodriguez among the scorers.

Nathan Redmond doubled their lead meaning Shane Long’s missed penalty wasn’t costly.

A heavily rotated Manchester United side were beaten away at Tottenham, despite a rare Wayne Rooney goal.

Spurs recorded a win in their final game at White Hart Lane thanks to goals from Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane.

Premier League form: Southampton W1 D2 L2; Manchester United W1 D2 L2
Premier League top scorers
Southampton – Nathan Redmond 7 goals
Manchester United – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 17 goals

Match history
Manchester United won 2-0 earlier in the season, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring both for United.

They also beat the Saints in the Capital One Cup final, with Ibrahimovic scoring twice in a 3-2 win.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester United 2 Southampton 0 – 19/08/16
Manchester United 0 Southampton 1 – 23/01/16
Southampton 2 Manchester United 3 – 20/09/15
Manchester United 0 Southampton 1 – 11/01/15
Southampton 1 Manchester United 2 – 08/12/14

Under 3.5 goals – 3/10 with Bet 365

Team news
Southampton are likely to rotate the team once again with the likes of James Ward-Prowse and Manolo Gabbiadini returning to the team.

Redmond scored off the bench against Boro and is set to start on Wednesday.

Manchester United will field a strong XI here, with the heavy rotation likely to take place on Sunday against Palace.

Antonio Valencia, David de Gea and Paul Pogba haven’t travelled to the fixture.

Expected starting XI’s
Southampton (4-2-3-1): Forster; Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand; Romeu, Davis; Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond; Gabbiadini
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Romero; Jones, Smalling, Bailly, Darmian; Herrera, Fellaini; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Rashford

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (9/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 0-1 (17/2 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Anthony Martial (3/1 with Paddy Power)

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