THE Premier League fixtures continue to come thick and fast as we approach the business end of the campaign.
It's been another terrific week of action in the top-flight, with another hectic week of fixtures kicking-off with Monday Night Football at Old Trafford.
Man Utd vs Southampton (Monday, 8pm)
The Man Utd juggernaut continues to roll on.
It was yet another 3-0 victory for the Red Devils as they swatted Aston Villa aside with relative ease, in the process perhaps condemning Dean Smith's side to an instant return to the Championship.
We landed all four of our selections for the match – and as for the 12/1 on them winning next year's title, that's already been cut to 8/1. Hope you all got on.
A Champions League place now looks a formality, with Leicester sweating on the dual Manchester pincer of United's surge and City's upcoming court case.
In their way on Monday Night Football is a Southampton side who on paper have nothing to play for, but have been absolutely superb since football resumed just under a month ago.
The Saints are unbeaten in three after a credible 1-1 draw at Everton and boast in their ranks one of the Premier League's hottest marksman.
Danny Ings seems to have been around forever, but is still only 27 and enjoying the best season of his career.
His strike against the Toffees keeps him in the race for the Golden Boot, while the Saints as a whole seemed buoyed by a herculean effort to beat Man City in their last home game.
No way do they pitch up at Old Trafford and simply lay down.
With the way this United team is ticking though, that might not matter too much.
Southampton can try all they want, but if Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba start pulling the strings in the middle, they're in trouble.
Pogba is no longer the star at Old Trafford – but SunSport's main man Neil Custis reckons that's exactly how he likes it.
As you'd expect, United on the win market is a measly price – 2/7 gets you £2.85 profit on a tenner.
Ole's men have scored 15 in their last four matches, conceding just twice after a couple of defensive howlers against Bournemouth.
Southampton have been excellent on the road this term and that Cherries game did prove United have weakness which can be probed.
The Saints have scored in all but TWO of their away games this season – Burnley and Liverpool – while they've netted at Man City, Tottenham, Chelsea, Wolves and Arsenal.
We really like the look of the 2/1 on United to win this one but with the Saints scoring.
While both teams to net on it's own is a very tempting 19/20.
Southampton don't have a great record in terms of results here, but Old Trafford holds no fear as they've netted on six of their last eight visits.
They're in great form and we reckon those are brilliant prices despite Man Utd's recent dominance.
While for the more adventurous amongst you, backing the home side to win BOTH halves is 15/8.
Hardly something to turn your nose up at, as that's happened in United's last four games straight.
When looking at a goalscorer bet, sometimes it makes sense to play the hot hand.
Fernandes is the player you want to trust your cash with, although you'd be hard-pressed to find fault with the 7/5 on Mason Greenwood continuing his own streak.
The Portuguese magician is a bigger price to net anytime than both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, despite four in his last three.
3/2 for him to score at anytime is the best bet of the week, while 4/1 on the designated penalty taker and set piece specialist bagging the first goal should also be backed.
SunSport's best bets
- Man Utd to win and both teams to net: 2/1
- Both teams to score at Old Trafford: 19/20
- Utd to win BOTH halves: 15/8
- Bruno Fernandes to continue scoring streak: 7/5
*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.
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