FM Preview: Manchester United v Southampton 30 Jan 2013

Last updated : 29 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Manchester United v Southampton fixture

Southampton travel to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 36 out of 53 times.

The last time the two teams met at Manchester United was back in December 2004, over five years ago, with Manchester United running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sun 02 Sep Southampton 2 - 3 Man. Utd. Premier League
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

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Recent respective form guides

Manchester United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Red Devils, with 6 goals against.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Saints's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Manchester United are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 23 games giving them a return of 56 points.

Southampton find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 22 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester United 6 4 2 0 14 5 14
Southampton 6 1 4 1 9 12 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The Saints are doing reasonably well on their travels in recent games, but FootyMad think this will not be enough to stop what should be a relatively comfortable home win for Manchester United. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester United Won 6 successive home games.
19 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
Southampton Undefeated in last 4 away games.

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