The quest to finish in the Top 4 in the English Premier League suddenly got even bigger this morning.
Since Manchester City were expected to be suspended from taking part in the Champions League for 2 years, a lot of clubs have had their sights set on the 5th place, which would have guaranteed participation in the Champions League next season. However, today’s rather surprising announcement has confirmed that Manchester City will be present in the most glamorous club competition next year. The rest of the Premier League teams now understand that they have to finish at least at the 4th place in order to join the Citizens in the Champions League next season. Thus tonight’s match should see an even more motivated Manchester United.
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Only Tottenham have been able to deny the Red Devils three points since the season restart in a 1-1 draw last month. They’ve since won their last four games against Sheffield United, Brighton, Bournemouth and Aston Villa by a three-goal margin in each match.
Although Southampton have been no slouches themselves since the lockdown period, claiming three wins in their last six games. The early season problems are no more, with the Saints flying high under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The recent 1-0 victory against Manchester City justified their improvement and showed why Manchester United cannot take them lightly.
Manchester United vs Southampton, Prediction and tip
While an in-form Southampton may fancy their chances, Manchester United remain odds on favourites for all three points in the eyes of bookmaker Mr Green.
And what with a Top 4 spot up for grabs tonight and the club unbeaten in 17 matches across all competitions, it’s hard to see them going down on this one.
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Still not sure what to decide? Then check out these tips for tonight’s showdown at Old Trafford.
Aside from a Red Devils victory, tipping for over 2.5 goals seems a strong bet as the hosts have averaged 3.5 goals in their last four games. Southampton, on the other hand, have scored four times in their last five away games.