Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Manchester United v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford at lunchtime on Saturday, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 32 out of 48 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2002, the Red Devils carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2000/2001Sat 28 OctMan Utd.5 - 0SouthamptonPREM

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 14 goals for the Red Devils, with 4 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. Saints have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 50 points from their 22 games. Southampton's 30 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.64118313

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.Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
SouthamptonLost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.