Southampton v Man United Head-to-Head Preview

By Joel Turner IN General,Premier League,Ultimate Form Guide - 14:07 May 17th 2017
 

Paul Pogba will again be absent as Man United head to Southampton this evening after being granted compassionate leave by the club.

The French international midfielder also missed his side's 1-2 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday following the death of his father last week.

United can't make the top four of the Premier League any longer and are now banking on victory in next week's Europa League Final to book a spot in the Champions League next season.

Southampton v Man Utd
Wed 17th May, 19:45
10 GAME ULTIMATE FORM GUIDE
SOUTHAMPTONMAN UTD
3
WON
4
3
DRAWN
4
4
LOST
2
9
GOALS FOR
11
13
GOALS AGAINST
8
4
CLEAN SHEETS
4
2
SCORED FIRST
7
ATTACKING FORM AVERAGES
0.9
GOALS FOR
1.1
9
SHOTS FOR
9
10
SHOTS
PER GOAL
8
9%
CONVERS. RATE
11%
DEFENSIVE FORM AVERAGES
1.3
GOALS AGAINST
0.8
10
SHOTS AGAINST
9
7
SHOTS
PER GOAL
11
14%
CONVERS. RATE
10%
0
TOTAL
12

United and Southampton last met in the EFL Cup Final in February, with Jose Mourinho's side coming out on top in a 3-2 victory.

The Red Devils have a number of absentees due to injury, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young.

Mourinho is expected to rotate his side to keep player's fresh for next week's European final and Marouane Fellaini could make a return to the side after completing a three-match suspension.

Southampton remain without defender Virgil van Dijk, while striker Charlie Austin could make his first start this season after recovering from a shoulder injury.

United are in slightly stronger form heading into the game, with four wins and four draws across the last ten games - as compared to Southampton's three wins and three draws.

Both sides have struggled for goals across the last ten games, with United scoring just 11 - only two more than The Saints.

Defensively United are marginally stronger, but both sides have largely comparable defensive and offensive form averages.

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