Southampton vs Manchester United Prediction, 8/27/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Manchester United
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+300) Manchester United (-118)
The Red Devils (0-0-2) are hitting the road to St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Saints (1-1-1). Southampton open at +300 and Manchester United are at -118. The total comes in at 2.5. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Gavin Bazunu for Southampton and David de Gea for Manchester United.
The Saints have conceded 7 goals while giving up 2.33 G/90, and the opposition have tallied 13 SoT against them. They haven't earned a clean sheet so far this season. Southampton has 4 yellow card warnings for the season. The Saints have a ranking of 18th in relation to expected goals having 2.3, and their xGA sit at 3.8. This season, this club sports an average of 1.33 pts/match (4 pts) and are 6th in the league with 5 assists. The team's differential on goals is -2 as a result of 5 goals earned as well as 7 goals conceded. Southampton has earned 7 SVs and also have a save rate of 46.2 this year.
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On the year, Man U has a save rate of 40.0 (10 SoTA), and they also have a ranking of 19th in the league with 0 pts. The Red Devils have an average of 0.0 pts/match while totaling 0 assists. Manchester United has totaled 1 save and the squad's xG for the season is 2.5. Man U has compiled 8 yellow cards. The club's goals against per 90 minutes is 3.00 in addition to 4 saves. Manchester United sits at 18th for goals given up with 6, and the goal difference is coming in at -5.
The guy who will defend the goal for Southampton is Gavin Bazunu. Bazunu (24-24-28 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 20 shutouts, which has earned him a 26.3% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Ireland has had 336 shots attempted at him in 76 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.49 (113 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .676. Bazunu has played for 6,840 mins and has tallied 227 saves thus far in his career.
David de Gea will be looking after the net for Manchester United. Gea has earned 145 clean sheets and has defended 1,715 shots against him in 39,178 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of .728 and his clean sheet rate sits at 33.3%. He has surrendered 1.13 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 227-103-106. So far in his career, Gea has conceded 490 goals while earning 1,248 saves in 436 starting assignments.
Che Adams is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Southampton. The forward from Scotland has totaled 67 goals scored in 16,951 mins. Adams has been given a starting assignment in 187 matchups so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.36 goals per 90 mins. He has accounted for 21 assists while earning 16 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career.
Manchester United has playmaker in Cristiano Ronaldo, who defenders will be preparing for in this game. He currently averages 0.86 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 574 contests so far in his career. The forward from Portugal has been on the field for 51,725 mins while scoring 497 goals. He has accounted for 83 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 138 times.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southampton (+300)
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