Manchester United will resume their quest for a top-four finish this Monday as they welcome Southampton to the Theatre of Dreams.
The Red Devils have been relentless in recent times, winning games and scoring goals for fun. They head into the game with a record of three or more goals in their last four games. A win here will boost their chance for Champions League football next season with just four games left to play.
Southampton head into this tie on a decent run of form, having taken ten points from the last fifteen available. With their Premier League status for next season was confirmed, they are fighting to finish as high up the table as possible with their recent form seeing them slowly but surely climb up the table. They will want to prove a point here against another top opposition.
Ole Solskjaer is set to stick with the same starting eleven that has seen them win in recent times with the trio of Rashford, Greenwood and Martial expected to lead the attack with support from Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
Southampton meanwhile will be without Moussa Djenepo (muscle), Jannik Vestergaard and Sofiane Boufal (thigh) for this tie, while Yan Valery is an injury doubt after sustaining a knock.
Head to Head
Three of the last five meetings between both sides have seen three draws and two wins for Manchester United.
Manchester last five competitive games: WWWWW
Southampton last five competitive games: DWWLW
Manchester United head into this tie unbeaten in seventeen games in all competitions.
Their last outing saw them make history as the first side to win four consecutive PL games by a margin by at least three goals.
They have found winning and scoring goals easy to come by in recent times with all but one of their games since the restart has seen them score. The last time they failed to score in a match was back in January in a nil-nil draw with Wolves.
At the other end of the pitch, they seem to have found a way to keep their opponents at bay with three clean sheets recorded in their last four PL games.
At home, they have only conceded twice in six games in all competition with five clean sheets in that period. In fact, their recent win over Bournemouth was the first time they were conceding at home since January.
Southampton meanwhile enters this tie high on the form table, having lost just once since the restart. In that period, they came away with a win over Man City while they ran Arsenal closely, although they lost.
The Saints remain a solid outfit with their famed pressing style able to disrupt top-quality opponents. This season, they are behind only Liverpool in the running stats with captain James Ward-Prowse among the top runners this season.
They are unbeaten in three of their last road travels (W2, D1) with two of those games ending with them scoring three goals. Meanwhile, they have netted the opener in three of their last five games. With that, Ralph Hasenhuttl boys have gone unbeaten in 14 of the 17 league games they scored the opener.
With Danny Ings in fine form, scoring has been easy for the Saints. Away from home, they have failed to score only once in their last 15 games in all competitions. They remain one of the most formidable sides away from home with six wins (D1, L2) in their last nine away games.
They have scored first in 70.59% of their road trips—a league record.
Both teams to score/Yes @ 19/20
Over 3.5 Goals @ 31/20
Manchester United to win both half @ 19/20