FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 03 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Manchester United v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 35 out of 52 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2004, as the Red Devils edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 31 JanMan Utd.3 - 2SouthamptonPREM
2003/2004Sun 31 AugSouthampton1 - 0Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 01 FebSouthampton0 - 2Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 02 NovMan Utd.2 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Sun 13 JanSouthampton1 - 3Man Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 22 DecMan Utd.6 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2000/2001Sun 13 MaySouthampton2 - 1Man Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Red Devils, with 2 goals against.

In complete contrast to Man Utd., Southampton are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Saints have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 27 points from their 15 games. Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 12 points from their 15 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.660013218

FootyMad's prediction ...

Saints are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Man Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Southampton Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.