Premier League 2019-20 – Southampton vs Man Utd Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Southampton vs Man Utd kick off? Saturday 31st August, 12:30 (UK)

Where is Southampton vs Man Utd being played? St. Mary's Stadium

What television channel is Southampton vs Man Utd on in the UK? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream Southampton vs Man Utd in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Where can I get tickets for Southampton vs Man Utd?

Southampton - https://southamptonfc.com/tickets/match-tickets

Man Utd - https://www.manutd.com/en/Matches

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last six meetings: Man Utd W3, D3
All-time meetings: Southampton W28, Man Utd W65, D32

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTHAMPTON

  • Southampton have enjoyed a positive week having beaten Brighton in the league last weekend and edging past Fulham in the League Cup.
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl did suffer one blow on Tuesday night as Redmond picked up an ankle injury and he has been ruled out here.
  • Despite featuring midweek, Djenepo is also an absentee due to a muscular issue so it is likely that Boufal will come into the side.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Gunn; Valery, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Boufal; Adams, Ings

Unavailable: Redmond (Injured), Djenepo (Injured)

Doubtful: Bertrand (Injured), Obafemi (Injured)

MAN UTD

  • Man Utd slipped to an unexpected defeat at home to Crystal Palace last weekend to dampen the enthusiasm after a bright start to the season.
  • They suffered two injury blows in that match as Shaw is out for several weeks while Martial is also missing.
  • Young is expected to come in at left-back while Greenwood and Mata have a good chance of replacing Martial and the out-of-form Lingard.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Young; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Mata, James; Rashford

Unavailable: Bailly (Injured), Sanchez (Out of favour), Smalling (Out of favour), Dalot (Injured), Fosu-Mensah (Injured), Shaw (Injured), Martial (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams have been somewhat unpredictable in the league so far this season and their performances have been inconsistent. United are not helped by a couple of injuries but they will go for the win and that should turn this match into an open encounter with goals at both ends of the pitch.

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