Manchester United will be out to make it two wins from two when they feature in the first Premier League Friday night game of the season, and punters are in for a treat with 4/1 offered exclusively to Caughtoffside.com on the home win.
The price has been boosted by Paddy Power from 4/7 to a handsome looking 4/1 to celebrate the Friday night game.
Manchester United will be out to make it two wins from two when they feature in the first live Friday night game, taking on Southampton at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho’s men got their season off to a flyer on Sunday as goals from Juan Mata, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney helped them to a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
The result was in stark contrast to their 2-1 defeat to the Cherries last December with United looking the more dominant team throughout.
Despite a debut goal from Ibrahimovic and a return to goal-scoring form for Rooney, it was centre-back Eric Bailly who received the man of the match award, a surprising decision given the scoreline.
Manchester Utd vs Southampton Tips
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been on everyone’s lips going in to the game, and the ex PSG man should get off the mark in his home debut. 10/3 on Ibrahimovic to score first with Bet365 looks just about right and that price should see plenty of attention.
In the correct score markets, Southampton should put up plenty of resistance, but the Saints do look a little lightweight going forward. There’s little doubt that Mourinho will want to put on an impressive display in his first Premier League game at home.
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United never looked in trouble against the South Coast side and will hope to continue that form against Southampton.
The Saints drew 1-1 with Watford in their opening game of the campaign with Nathan Redmond scoring on his debut.
The former Norwich star was the only summer signing to start with midfielders Pierre Hodbjerg and Jeremy Pied coming off the bench for their first premier league starts in the second half.
Jordie Clasie and Jose Fonte were unused substitutes however the Dutch midfielder and Portuguese defender could return at Old Trafford as Claude Puel, a protégé of Arsene Wenger, looks to do his old mentor a favour.
Fonte was rested after his delayed return to action following the European winning exploits. The defender has been linked with a surprise move to Old Trafford and will be keen to show the form that has seen that rumoured move develop.
United meanwhile will hand a debut to summer signing, Paul Pogba.
The world’s most expensive player missed out at the Dean Court but will replace one of Anders Herrera or Marouane Fellaini on Friday night.
Southampton won 1-0 when they last met at Old Trafford with Charlie Austin scoring the winning goal.
Its surely set to be a spectacle at Old Trafford with an array of new Premier League talent in Ibrahimovic and Pogba set to feature.
Don’s miss a kick.