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Southampton v Man Utd betting tips: Bruno packs a punch

| 21.08.2021

Southampton v Manchester United preview and odds

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side started the Premier League season in style and have a good chance to maintain that momentum as we pick out some Southampton v Man Utd betting tips.

United’s 5-1 thrashing of rivals Leeds featuring a hat-trick from Bruno Fernandes was a great way to welcome fans back to Old Trafford.

Southampton, in contrast, failed to build on a half-time lead as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Everton.

Match Odds

These two teams are expected to be battling at opposite ends of the table this season and that is reflected in the odds for Sunday’s match.

Southampton have home advantage and had a boost when captain James Ward-Prowse signed a new five-year contract this week but they are still available at 17/4 for the win while United are 8/13 favourites to make it two wins from two.

They will head to the south coast full of confidence after last week’s result and an away win with over 2.5 goals in the match is an option for Southampton v Man Utd betting tips at 27/20.

Other ways to back the visitors at a bigger price include United to be leading at both half-time and full-time at 31/20 while the visitors are 16/5 to win both halves.

Talking Tactics

Southampton will surely look to be more defensive than Leeds, who like to play on the front foot but their game plan seems ill-suited to facing United having conceded 11 goals in two trips to Old Trafford since their promotion.

Saints may look to defend in numbers and force United to try and break them down, with the hosts 6/5 to get through to half-time on level terms.

We cannot ignore the fact United thrashed Southampton 9-0 at Old Trafford in February but they had not beaten Saints by more than one goal in the nine previous encounters. An away win by exactly one goal is priced up at 13/5.

Goalscorer Odds

Fernandes was the star of the show against Leeds with a hat-trick and is 21/20 to add to his tally on Sunday.

The Portuguese midfielder is also 3/1 to open the scoring and 5/1 to score at least twice while there is a #GetAPrice option of 2/1 for United to win and Fernandes to have two or more shots on target.

Adam Armstrong has been brought in by Southampton to replace Danny Ings and scored on his debut at Everton.

The former Blackburn man is 14/5 to find the net again and 15/2 in the first goalscorer betting.

Match Info

Where: St Mary’s Stadium

When: 14:00, Sunday 22nd August

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Andrew McDermott