Looking to continue on their top-four charge, a free-scoring Manchester United will welcome Southampton to an empty Old Trafford in what is yet another must-win encounter for the Champions League contenders.
Putting on another clinic in the Midlands earlier in the week and landing a 3-0 romp against relegation scrappers Aston Villa, the former champions find themselves in the midst of what has been a remarkable unbeaten run.
On the flip side, while Southampton might have been disappointed to have only left Goodison Park with a point in midweek, the Saints are enjoying an impressive return from the enforced break and the mood in their camp will be at a high.
With a growing reputation for their performances away from the South Coast, Monday’s guests should also be boosted by what is an eye-catching record against the Red Devils.
Including playing out a 1-1 draw when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, three of the last four matchups between United and Southampton have ended in a stalemate. You might be interested to know that a similar outcome on Monday night can be found priced at 9/2 with Coral.
Who can stop United?
Making yet another statement away at Villa Park on Thursday night and picking up a thumping 3-0 win on the road, the mood around Old Trafford couldn’t be any higher.
Now firmly back in the Champions League chase, United became the first side in Premier League history to win four consecutive games by a margin of three-plus goals in midweek and unsurprisingly have a growing reputation for their performances in the final third.
Now winning their last five matchups across all competitions and with an FA Cup semi-final showdown against Chelsea on the horizon, one man to keep an eye out for on Monday night will be the red-hot Bruno Fernandes.
Along with attacking starlet Mason Greenwood extending on his tally earlier in the week, the former Sporting Lisbon playmaker has been directly involved in 13 goals in his first 10 Premier League games for Manchester United, recording seven goals and six assists.
Quickly cementing his spot as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s MVP, you might be interested to know that the 25-year-old can be found priced at 6/4 with Paddy Power to bag his sixth post-lockdown strike on Monday.
Danny Ings’ purple patch continues
While Southampton might have been left heartbroken to have had to settle for a point at Goodison Park earlier in the week after taking an early lead, the Saints are enjoying a real purple patch.
Undeniably still boosted by what was a famous 1-0 win against now-former champions Manchester City last week, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side have gained plenty of plaudits for their continued displays away from St. Mary’s.
Southampton have earned 27 points away from home this season, the fourth most of any Premier League side after Liverpool (41), Chelsea (30) and Manchester City (28).
Dreaming of securing a top-10 finish this summer, fans around the South Coast will be hugely excited by Danny Ings’ remarkable run of form.
Once again finding the net against Everton on Thursday evening, the former Liverpool striker has enjoyed a stunning campaign with the Saints and has now recorded 19 Premier League goals this year.
Scoring 44% of Southampton’s league goals this season, you might be interested to know that Ings can be found priced at 11/4 with Betfair to extend on his tally on Monday night.