FM Preview: Southampton v Manchester United 02 Sep 2012

Last updated : 01 September 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Southampton v Manchester United fixture

Manchester United face a trip to Southampton at St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 20 of the 55 previous games, with the hosts winning just 17.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Mary's was just last season, in January 2011, with Manchester United inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Saints in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 29 Jan Southampton 1-2 Man. Utd. F.A. Cup
2008/2009 Sun 04 Jan Southampton 0 - 3 Man. Utd. F.A. Cup
2004/2005 Sun 15 May Southampton 1 - 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 12 Mar Southampton 0 - 4 Man. Utd. F.A. Cup
2004/2005 Sat 04 Dec Man. Utd. 3 - 0 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 31 Jan Man. Utd. 3 - 2 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sun 31 Aug Southampton 1 - 0 Man. Utd. Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Southampton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 7 conceded.

Manchester United have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Red Devils, and 6 goals against.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 0 points from their 2 games thus far.

Manchester United lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 3 from their 2 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southampton 6 3 0 3 14 9 9
Manchester United 6 3 1 2 10 8 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Manchester United are not doing too bad on their travels, and we think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Southampton. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southampton 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Manchester United 11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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