Manchester United – Southampton always seems to deliver drama and this clash on Tuesday (start time 3:15pm ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) promises plenty more.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side sit second in the Premier League table and can momentarily go level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City if they win. Solskjaer’s side beat the Saints 3-2 earlier this season in a dramatic comeback win at St Mary’s, and after a loss against Sheffield United and a draw at Arsenal, they can’t afford to keep dropping points if they want to win the title.
As for Southampton, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have won just once in their last eight games and have lost three on the trot, as well as most of their defense and midfield to injuries. Danny Ings needs help in attack if Saints are to revive their season, as a top 10 finish is still their main aim. But they have to get healthy.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester United – Southampton.
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Manchester United start Mason Greenwood and have Paul Pogba on the bench, while Scott McTominay is fit after coming off at Arsenal with a stomach cramp.
Here's your #MUFC starting XI for tonight's game 👇
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 2, 2021
Southampton lost Theo Walcott, Ibrahima Diallo and Oriol Romeu to injuries during the loss at home to Aston Villa, while Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Mohammed Salisu, Michael Obafemi and Will Smallbone were already out. Kayne Ramsay starts at right back, while Alex Jankewitz makes his full senior debut in midfield.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 2, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Manchester United are the big favorites here at -209, while Southampton are massive outsiders at +550. The draw is +325.
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Manchester United should ease to victory here, but that usually isn’t the case against Southampton. The Red Devils have made life tough for themselves throughout this season, but they have too much quality for the Saints and can rotate their squad. That is key. Manchester United 2-1 Southampton.
How to watch stream and start time
Kick off: 3:15pm ET, Tuesday
TV Channel: NBCSN
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com