United favorites to claim three points against Southampton
Manchester United take on Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday (4pm KO, Live on Sky Sports 1) and at 1.57 with Betfred look a great bet to come away with all three points.
They have won on their last four visits in all competitions, and having got back on track with a 3-2 win over Fulham following their opening game defeat at the hands of Everton and in reality should prove far too strong for The Saints.
The home side put up a bold show against Man City in their opening game, but were brought back down to earth in no uncertain fashion when beaten 2-0 at home by Wigan last weekend.
If the Latics can put two past them without replay, then the Premier League new boys are going to struggle to hold a formidable United front line and could well be in for a drubbing
Robin van Persie opened his account for the club with a stunning opening goal against the Cottagers last weekend, and at 5 with bet365 and Betfred looks good value to repeat the dose in the first goalscorer market.
United haven’t looked at their best in defence so far this season, with make-shift centre-half Michael Carrick exposed in the defeat at Everton.
They also uncharacteristically conceded two at home to Fulham, but hopes are high that Jonny Evans could return in this and I expect them to win this in their stride without conceding.
Paddy Power go a standout 2.8 about them winning to nil, and that looks a big price considering that they are as short as 2.38 elsewhere.