Opta Stats: Southampton v Manchester United

Will it be a fitting end of the season for Southampton when they face Manchester United?
Will it be a fitting end of the season for Southampton when they face Manchester United?

Just a place separates Southampton from Manchester United but they've had very different seasons. Opta reveals which one will come out on top.

"Only Chelsea (nine), Arsenal, Liverpool (both eight) and Manchester City (six) have won more Barclays Premier League home games against Manchester United than Southampton (five)."

Southampton are 2.6213/8 to win.

Only Chelsea (nine), Arsenal, Liverpool (both eight) and Manchester City (six) have won more Barclays Premier League home games against Manchester United than Southampton (five). Southampton are 2.6213/8 to win.

Robin van Persie has scored five goals in five Barclays Premier League appearances against Southampton (four in three for Man Utd). Van Persie is 2.56/4 to score.

Southampton have already achieved their highest ever Premier League points tally (55). They are 3.613/5 to add to that total with a draw.

Manchester United (63 points), on the other hand, will finish the season on their lowest ever points tally in a Premier League campaign regardless of the result in this game (previous lowest was 75 points in 2003-04 & 1996-97). They are a distant 15.014/1 to finish in the top six.

However, should Manchester United win this game they'll finish the season with more points away from home than any other side (currently 33 from 18 away games). United are 2.8415/8 to win.

Southampton have lost each of their last four Premier League games played on a Sunday. Manchester United are 4.94/1 to win half-time/full-time.

Manchester United have won just two and lost five of their 10 Premier League games on a Sunday this season (W2 D3 L5). The half-time draw/full-time Southampton double result is 6.611/2.

Manchester United are the only side in Premier League history to have won more than two points a game on average in the month of May (2.03). They are 9.08/1 to win both halves.

Manchester United have conceded the highest proportion of goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season (21%). Over 2.5 goals is 1.794/5.

Adam Lallana has created more goalscoring chances than any other English player in the Premier League this season (69). Lallana is likely to be priced at around 9.08/1 to score.

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