Southampton v Manchester Utd Predictions & Preview – Red Devils & Fernandes to Edge it

Bruno Fernandes will be playing in the Manchester Utd game

Updated: 18th June 2024

English Premier League preview: Southampton v Manchester United – St Mary’s Stadium – Sunday, 29 November, 2020 – 14:00 BST

Southampton v Manchester Utd Preview

Manchester United return to Premier League action when they visit the St Mary’s Stadium to play Southampton on Sunday, November 29th.

The Saints are probably having one of their best starts to the Premier League season, going through 7 games unbeaten – that includes 5 wins and 2 draws. Which is why Ralph Hasenhuttl's side are on the 5th spot of the EPL table and a only a point behind Leicester City's 18.

While Solksjaer's Red Devils have struggled at home in the ongoing 2020-21 season, their form on the road has been commendable and they will be looking to their eighth successive away win in the Premier League on Sunday.

Incidentally, United have just come out of a thumping 4-1 win against Istanbul Basaksehir in a Champions' League clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Southampton's Premier League form guide:


Manchester United's Premier League form guide:


Southampton go into the weekend home game without winger Nathan Redmond having sustained a hamstring injury while training. Danny Ings has also been ruled out having picked up an injury in the recent win over Aston Villa.

As for United, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof are expected to be fit after having been taken off during the game against Istanbul Basaksehir. Paul Pogba could be fit for the trip to the St.Mary's, despite missing the last two games with an ankle injury.

Southampton probable XI:

McCarthy (goal), Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong,  Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Walcott, Adams

Manchester United probable XI:

De Gea (goal), Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Bruno, Greenwood, Rashford, Martial

Southampton v Manchester Utd Verdict

The Manchester United quartet of Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will be hard to contain as they all been in great goal-scoring form of late across all competitions.

Hasenhuttl will depend heavily on the on the skills of Che Adams who has improved vastly in the ongoing season with 3 goals and 3 assists from his first nine games. The The Saints striker has formed a solid partnership up front with Theo Walcott who got his first goal against the Wolves after his return to his old club.

With United very impressive on the road and Southampton on a high-octane unbeaten streak, Sunday's encounter at St. Mary's stadium promises be a thrilling end-to-end affair.

It could go either way, but with momentum and confidence on the side of the Red Devils, Ole Solksjaer's men look the slight favourites to take three points from the November 29th game.

Moreover history is also on the side of the visitors with United having won ten of their fifteen trips to Southampton. An added incentive for the visitors is that they would desperately want to move up from the lowly 10th spot they are in presently on the EPL points table.

Southampton v Manchester Utd Bookmaker odds & Predictions

All the Bet365 odds quoted are subject to change and were correct as of 27/11/2020.

  • Manchester United to win: 19/20
  • Southampton to win: 3/1
  • Draw: 5/2

Both teams to score

  • Yes: 7/10
  • No: 21/20

Correct score odds & Predicted scoreline

  • Draw 1-1: 6/1
  • Man Utd 1-0: 8/1
  • Man Utd 2-1: 17/2 at Bet365 (predicted scoreline)
  • Man Utd 2-0: 10/1
  • Southampton 1-0: 17/1
  • Southampton 2-1: 14/1
  • Draw 2-2: 14/1
  • Man Utd 3-1: 16/1

Anytime goal scorer odds

  • Bruno Fernandes: 3/2 (skybet) (recommended bet)
  • Anthony Martial: 11/8
  • Marcus Rashford: 6/4
  • Mason Greenwood: 11/5
  • Che Adams: 12/5
  • Theo Walcott: 3/1

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