Southampton vs. Manchester United - 8/31/19 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southampton vs. Manchester United - 8/31/19 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Manchester United at Southampton

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 6:30 AM (St Mary's Stadium)

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In the English Premier League, Southampton are set to host Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium. 

Manchester United suffered a shock defeat at home as they were defeated 2-1 by Crystal Palace. It was a disaster for the club as they have failed to win since their opening week victory against Chelsea. The Red Devils controlled the majority of the possession and were the dominant side but they failed to capitalize on chances. The defending was questionable as Manchester United failed to cover simple chances that were created by Crystal Palace. David de Gea had a poor game as he made a basic error which resulted in the winning goal for Crystal Palace. With pressure building on the team, Manchester United will be desperate to win this match. 

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On the other side of the coin, Southampton won their previous match as they defeated Brighton away from home. The match was made easier for the Saints after Brighton were reduced to 10 men in the 30th minute. Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond were the goal scorers for Southampton. Outside of that win, Southampton have had a poor start to the season as they lost their opening 2 games. The Saints were defeated by Liverpool and Burnley. This is expected to be a tough match for Southampton as they are playing a talented side in Manchester United. 

Manchester United and Southampton played each other twice last season in the Premier League. The match at Old Trafford was won 3-2 by Manchester United while that match at St Mary’s Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw. 

Despite Manchester United’s poor start to the season, I am going to pick the Red Devils to win this match. Southampton lack quality and I see their defense struggling against the likes of Rashford and Martial. Manchester United have a significantly stronger squad and I see them being good enough to win this match and secure 3 points. 

 

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