Sports Betting. Manchester United vs Southampton [26.02.17] : Red Devils to boil The Saints

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Sports Betting. Manchester United vs Southampton [26.02.17] : Red Devils to boil The Saints

EFL Cup

Final

26.02.2017

Bet: Man Utd Win and Over 2.5 Goals

Manchester United was really busy this week playing against Saint-Étienne in Europa League Round of 32 (2nd leg). It wasn’t really tough task but The Red Devils win 1-0 in France alongside with home victory 3-0. Sports betting experts admit that such performance provides for the team five winning matches in a row in all competitions with total score 11-1. The last defeat dates back to 26th of January 2017. So, it’s reasonably that bookmakers’ offices named José Mourinho’s side as a favourite at betting odds of 1.75.

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At the same time Southampton is regarded as underdog at betting odds of 4.60. And the Draw is considered to be unrealistic at 3.40 odds. Actually, in recent games The Saints showed very frustrating results being defeated three times in a row with total score 2-10. However, two weeks ago they managed to overcome Sunderland 2-0. While placing bets you need to remember that Claude Puel’s side upset its fans after passing through Liverpool in semi-finals of EFL Cup.

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Sports betting experts also noted that awful performance of Southampton in February coincides with strange rebuild of team defence in January after passing Liverpool. The club management sold out Portugal José Fonte to West Ham as Virgil van Dijk and Matt Targett were injured for the long period of time. Claude Puel tries to stabilize defence line with Cédric-Jack Stephens-Maya Yoshida-Ryan Bertrand but all his attempts came out futile so far. Just to resolve defence problems Martín Cáceres was signed on free transfer. However, punters may choose such option as Total Match Goals Over 2.5 at betting odds of 1.67 or Man Utd Win and Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 2.80.

But Southampton players had two weeks of the rest in order to prepare for EFL Cup final battle. At the same time Manchester United have to fight in four competitions simultaneously. Moreover, José Mourinho has Wayne Rooney and Henrikh Mkhitaryan injured. So, The Red Devils will place bets on Zlatan Ibrahimović in attack. But punters may choose such variant as “Double Chance: Southampton Or Draw” at betting odds of 1.91.