Southampton vs Manchester United
18th vs 7th
Two sides who simply cannot afford to lose.
Southampton have won just one Premier League game all season long and they’re now languishing in the bottom three.
Manchester United meanwhile dropped more points last Saturday and are now 7 points off the top 4 and 14 behind the leaders.
The pressure is on for both Mark Hughes and José Mourinho but who’ll get a vital win?
Southampton are winless in seven home Premier League matches against Manchester United (W0 D2 L5) since a 1-0 win in August 2003.
Manchester United have come from behind to beat Southampton on eight different occasions in the Premier League – no side has done so against a specific opponent more in the competition (also Chelsea vs Sunderland and Man Utd vs Newcastle).
Southampton are winless in their six home Premier League games this season (D4 L2), their longest ever winless run from the start of a league season at home.
Manchester United have lost six away Premier League matches in 2018 – in only one previous calendar year have they lost more in the competition, (7 in 2015).
Southampton have led in five Premier League games this season, but have won just one of them (D2 L2). They’ve lost more points from winning positions than any other Premier League side in 2018-19 (10).
Since Jose Mourinho took charge of Man Utd, only Southampton (15) have drawn more Premier League games 0-0 (10).
Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku has scored four Premier League goals at St. Mary’s against Southampton – only two players have ever scored more against Saints at St. Mary’s in the top-flight (Olivier Giroud and Robin van Persie, both five goals).
My prediction- Manchester United to win 2-1 (8/1 on SkyBet)