PREVIEW: Southampton v Man U
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hese two teams are 4th and 5th in the Premier League but are heading in different directions.
Momentum is a word that is over-used in sport – but in the absence of anything more original (well it is Monday after all) the momentum is very much with Man U and against Southampton who are faltering after their spectacular start to the season.
A win for either side tonight would lift them into third place behind Chelsea and Man City so there’s plenty at stake. A chance for Southampton to steady the ship or a chance for Man U to really start stamping their own title claims which looked highly unlikely early in the season.
The last two meetings have both resulted in 1-1 draws.
Southampton v Man U
8pm LIVE ON SKY
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
May 2014 Premier Southampton 1-1 Man Utd
Oct 2013 Premier Man Utd 1-1 Southampton
Jan 2013 Premier Man Utd 2-1 Southampton
Sep 2012 Premier Southampton 2-3 Man Utd
Jan 2011 FA Cup Southampton 1-2 Man Utd
Jan 2009 FA Cup Southampton 0-3 Man Utd
May 2005 Premiership Southampton 1-2 Man Utd
Mar 2005 FA Cup Southampton 0-4 Man Utd
Dec 2004 Premiership Man Utd 3-0 Southampton
Jan 2004 Premiership Man Utd 3-2 Southampton
01 de Gea
25 A Valencia
20 van Persie
Although Man U come into this on a four match winning streak they have looked decidedly vulnerable away from Fortress Old Trafford which is likely to provide hope for Southampton’s supporters that they can end their own current sequence of a draw and two losses.
I’m having a small interest in the draw at 12/5 with Star Sports.