Competition: Premier League
Market: Bruno Fernandes to score anytime
Odds: 13/10 @ 888sport
Looking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins after their thumping display last weekend, Manchester United will make the trip to St. Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Southampton might have opened the scoring away at Goodison Park last weekend, The Saints couldn’t hold onto what would have been an eye-catching opening day win. Eventually hit with a 3-1 defeat away at an Everton side in the midst of a real transition, many have tipped Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men to potentially be at the heart of a relegation scrap this season. Watching attacking talisman Danny Ings make the trip to Aston Villa earlier in the month, the one-time RB Leipzig boss also saw his side sign off their pre-season preparations with another 3-1 defeat at the hands of La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao. Knowing they face a stern test when the former Premier League champions come to town on Sunday afternoon, Southampton fans should also still be haunted by their last meeting against The Reds. When they made the trip to Old Trafford back in February, they were hit with that woeful 9-0 drumming.
As for the visitors, while Manchester United might have been heartbroken by their Europa League final defeat back in May, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side opened the 2021/22 campaign with a stunning display at Old Trafford. Laying down what was a clinical marker and picking up a thumping 5-1 win against bitter rivals Leeds on home soil, many have tipped them as a genuine contender this season. Bagging himself his first United hat-trick last weekend and really stealing all of the headlines, it is well worth keeping an eye out for talisman Bruno Fernandes on the South Coast. Underlining his importance to Solskjaer’s squad after lifting their Golden Boot with 28 goals across all formats last season, the former Sporting Lisbon ace should be confident of extending on his early-season flurry this weekend. Finding the net in United’s 9-0 romp against The Saints back in February, we’re backing a similar outcome here.
Bet: Bruno Fernandes 13/10 to score anytime against Southampton in Sunday’s Premier League showdown @ 888sport