More Cup Glory For Mourinho? Man Utd v Southampton Ultimate Form Guide

By timgarrett IN General,League Cup,Ultimate Form Guide - 19:55 Feb 25th 2017
 

During his long and illustrious career, José Mourinho has made a habit of winning cup competitions in his debut season at clubs. He won the Taça de Portugal with Porto, the Supercoppa Italiana with Internazionale, the Copa del Rey with Real Madrid and the EFL Cup during both of his opening seasons at Chelsea. This weekend, he aims to add Manchester United to that incredible list as he leads his side out at Wembley.

In his way stand a Southampton side for whom a major trophy would mark yet another year of progress. They have finished higher in the Premier League every season since their promotion in 2012, but EFL Cup glory would surely eclipse all of that.

Man Utd v Southampton
Sun 26th Feb, 16:30
10 GAME ULTIMATE FORM GUIDE
MAN UTDSOUTHAMPTON
6
WON
5
3
DRAWN
1
1
LOST
4
18
GOALS FOR
14
5
GOALS AGAINST
13
6
CLEAN SHEETS
5
5
SCORED FIRST
7
ATTACKING FORM AVERAGES
1.8
GOALS FOR
1.4
11
SHOTS FOR
11
6
SHOTS
PER GOAL
8
19%
CONVERS. RATE
14%
DEFENSIVE FORM AVERAGES
0.5
GOALS AGAINST
1.3
7
SHOTS AGAINST
7
14
SHOTS
PER GOAL
5
8%
CONVERS. RATE
17%
11
TOTAL
1

Our Ultimate Form Guide (above), however, suggests that it’s United who will be coming away with the silverware, with the Reds topping their opponents in 11 out of 15 key statistical areas across their last 10 games.

Up front Southampton are certainly no slouches, but United’s average of 1.8 goals per game is the better of the two. The fact that both sides have a conversion rate of below 20% is of interest, with a true ruthless edge appearing to be absent from both sides at present.

With that in mind, victory at Wembley may well go to the side that can keep a clean sheet, and United certainly look the more likely to do that. Their average of 0.5 goals per game against is outstanding, as is a conversion rate against of just 8%. In both David de Gea and Sergio Romero, United have goalkeepers who will be confident of shutting out the Saints, and that may well be enough for glory.

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