For our Manchester United vs. Southampton prediction, we're going for a 2-0 win for the home side.
Two sides with contrasting goals in the Premier league meet this weekend as Manchester United welcome Southampton to Old Trafford.
Manchester United currently sit 3rd in the Premier League with fifteen wins, four draws and six losses from twenty-five games this season.
The Red Devils have had a successful season by all accounts as they look well on course for a top four finish having already claimed a trophy, while still being involved in every other competition, but their campaign was significantly soured last weekend when they were trounced by bitter rivals Liverpool by the jaw-dropping scoreline of 7-0.
The postmortem has been scathing in both the media and in their internal fanbase but Erik ten Hag's men did at least respond in commendable fashion in midweek when they won the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie by beating La Liga's 5th placed side Real Betis 4-1.
It was a dominant performance from Ten Hag's men and while the wounds of Anfield will not heal that quickly it does at least put them immediately back on track and gives the impression they won't enter a prolonged slump.
They face a kind fixture here with Southampton at home being arguably one of the two or three most winnable games in the league at the moment so they should recored consecutive wins on Sunday.
Southampton currently sit 19th in the Premier League with six wins, three draws and sixteen losses from twenty-five games this season.
The Saints have had a dismal campaign up until this point but they are coming to Old Trafford with a renewed sense of optimism following two wins in their last three league matches.
Currently under the guidance of their third manager of the season, Southampton beat fellow relegation rivals Leicester City 1-0 at St. Mary's last weekend, a huge result that provided a sorely-needed three points.
The result must be taken with a pinch of salt as Leicester have been in awful form of late and have been performing abysmally, but as previously mentioned The Saints have now take six points from their last three games and could be gathering a head of steam here.
Their away record has been a mixed bag of late but having won two of their last three matches on the road they're perfectly competent playing away from their own turf.
They're likely to fall to a defeat here, but for the more superstitious of you James Ward-Prowse is just one free-kick away from equalling David Beckham's free-kick goal total in the Premier League and if you're looking for an omen then Ward-Prowse equalling that record on Beckham's own turf would very much be on any scriptwriter's agenda.