Manchester United vs. Southampton kickoff time, live stream info, TV channel, odds, prediction: How to watch EFL Cup final
The cup final is set for Sunday morning
Manchester United and Southampton will meet on Sunday with the first major trophy of the season up for grabs. Here’s what to know and our live blog below.
What’s at stake: The first major trophy of the season, whch United has won five times and Southampton has never won.
Key statistic: Southampton hasn’t allowed a goal in the cup this season, recording five clean-sheet victories.
Player to watch: Manchester United star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been sensational for the Red Devils since his summer move from PSG. He has 24 goals in 37 matches for United this season.
Why Southampton could win: It is confident and hungry, and it has proven it can beat the big boys, knocking out Liverpool in the semis. Also, the team is well rested, having not played since Feb. 11.
Why Manchester United could win: It’s United, the giants of England, with world stars.This is one of the most talented teams in the world and is never out of any match. United enters as the heavy favorite and is expected to win.
Last meeting: The teams played on Aug. 19 in the Premier League, with United winning 2-0 on a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace.
United 3/4 to win
Southampton 19/5 to win
Prediction: Manchester United is undoubtedly the stronger club, but it has played three matches in the last seven days, while Southampton has had two weeks to prepare. How fresh will United be? Fresh enough. The Red Devils squeak by. United 2, Southampton 1.
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