Southampton v Manchester United tips – why would you back Red Devils?

Side with Saints on the handicap market

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Betting Tip: Southampton +0.25 @ 7/9 with ladbrokes

Manchester United have taken to the road this season and largely flattered to deceive.

Having narrowly won at Villa Park, they have subsequently been defeated by Swansea and PSV, with the latest defeat coming in the Champions League which saw the Red Devils once again relinquish a lead.

It tells us that United are vulnerable on their travels right now and certainly don’t have the tools to close games out in the style of league champions.

Having played in Europe during the week and endured a horrible injury to Luke Shaw, there is plenty of reason to get against them for Sunday’s clash against a Southampton team who were unlucky not to complete the double over them last term.

The Saints battered United from pillar to post at St Mary’s last term only to be done by a Robin van Persie brace and a similar performance could see Southampton collect their second home win of the campaign.

Ronald Koeman’s side bowed out of the Europa League at the qualifying stage, although supporters won’t mind too much providing that they can repeat last season’s tremendous seventh place which saw the team enjoy a flyer.

There are signs of improvement since a 3-0 reverse against Everton in August, especially from a defensive point-of-view now that the Saints have kept three straight clean sheets.

Sadio Mane will return to the team for this game and perhaps the United transfer target will make all the difference, with Graziano Pelle isolated in attack during a recent goalless draw at Vicarage Road.

But we can’t pass up the chance to side with Saints for this match and we’re happy to get with them on the handicap market which means a refunded stake if the game ends in a draw.

Betting Tip: Southampton +0.25 @ 7/9 with ladbrokes

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