Betting tips for Southampton vs Manchester United - 17.05.2017
A week from their crucial game against Ajax in the Europa League final, Manchester United visit the Saints in a day delayed game for the 28th day of the Premier League. Southampton has improved its performance as the season progressed to 9th place in the standings with 45 points (12 wins, 9 draws and 15 losses), with a balance of 5 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in the standings. Last 13 matches.
After an excellent season with Ronald Koeman on the bench, finishing sixth in the Premier League and securing a place to play in Europe, the Dutchman left for Everton and the team has had to get used to the French coach Claude Puel, the former coach of Nice that brilliantly played last season. Koeman has not been the only major loss for the Saints, who have made almost € 76 million in sales of Sadio Mané (to Liverpool for 41.2 million), Graziano Pelle (sold to Chinese football for 15.25 million), Victor Wanyama (Signed for 14.4 million by Tottenham) and the Spanish Juanmi, for which the Royal Society has paid 5 million euros. Two have been signings made to date: the midfielder from Bayern Munich, Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg, which has paid € 15 million to the Bavarian club; And right-hander Nathan Redmond, signed to the Canaries of Norwich for 13.5 million. In addition, one of the men of confidence of Puel in Nice, the lateral right Jérémy Pied, arrives at St. Mary's.
Southampton broke a 5-game winning streak with 2 draws and three defeats, defeating Middlesbrough in Riverside last weekend (1-2).
Premier-league Manchester United have achieved their target and will play their third title of this season, after the Community Shield and the EFL Cup, measuring to Dutch Ajax in the final of the Europa League next week. Mourinho's team took advantage of their phenomenal streak of unbeaten matches in the Premier League (25 games) to stand ready to fight for third place in the table. However, neither the results against the other major league players nor the injuries of key players have helped the team aspire to nothing more than to maintain a place in the Europa League and, in case of victory in the final, In the top competition of European football.
Not even the serious injury of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their tie against Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the second European competition has tarnished the good moment of the Red Devils, who have the confirmed lows Marcos Rojo and Fosu-Mensah, but that will rotate several Of their starters for this penultimate game before the final of Stockholm.
The game has no interest for the two teams, who have nothing to fight for. A priori, the locals may be more motivated to get something positive with the Red Devils thinking about Stockholm. The forecast is that at least one of the two teams will remain unmarked.
Southampton vs Manchester United Prediction: X/2 5.00
Southampton vs Manchester United betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00
Southampton vs Manchester United final score recommendations: 1-2 10.00