Betting Preview: Both teams to score, Manchester United to beat Saints

My biggest tip tonight is both teams to score when Manchester United play host to Southampton in the Premier League. That will make it an edgy encounter for the Red Devils, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to get his forwards firing in order to win football matches. The question is will the Saints smell blood?

We’ve seen both teams find the net in the last five meetings between Manchester United and Southampton, with five of the Saints’ last seven outings on the road also seeing this trend.

The Red Devils have scored 10 and conceded five in their last four Premier League home games — but none of Solskjaer’s forwards are in-form and it has become a growing concern. Marcus Rashford hasn’t been very consistent with his performances and looks to be lacking in confidence. The same could be said for Anthony Martial and he’s been subject to most criticism of late, while Edinson Cavani has not played enough matches this season.

Southampton go into the game on the back of three consecutive league defeats but, after seeing Sheffield United beat United last week, they will be out to cause an upset. They are also desperate for points to try rediscover the form they showed at the beginning of the campaign. We don’t think they will get any because both teams to score and a United win is the route I’d go down with Bwin welcome offer, especially when this is a team renowned for responding.

Another stat I fancy is Southampton to be losing at half-time and full-time, like they’ve done in their last three Premier League matches. United are also unbeaten against Southampton in their last 10 matches in all competitions, which bodes well for our chances going into this game.

Player to Watch

Danny Ings has been the Saints’ star man this season. The former Liverpool striker has found the back of the net 7 times in the Premier League, including a winner against the Scouser at the start of the year. James Ward-Prowse is another key player for Southampton we need to be wary of, especially when it comes to set-pieces in dangerous areas.

How to follow the game?

The match kicks off at 20:15 GMT on Tuesday night and will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport. You can follow all the action on our blog, where you can also find goal footage.

Other Premier League fixtures

Tuesday 2 February
Wolves vs Arsenal (18:00)
Sheffield United vs West Brom (18:00)
Manchester United vs Southampton (20.15)
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace (20:15)

Wednesday 3 February
Burnley vs Manchester City (18:00)
Fulham vs Leicester City (18:00)
Leeds United vs Everton (19:30)
Aston Villa vs West Ham (20:15)
Liverpool vs Brighton (20.15)

Thursday 4 February
Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea (20:00)

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