EFL Cup final tips
FootyOn outline EFL Cup final tips as Manchester United take on Premier League rivals Southampton at Wembley this Sunday evening.
Jose Mourinho won the Community Shield with Man Utd already but he will be eager to secure EFL Cup success.
The Red Devils have been in fine form of late and are also challenging in the Europa League.
Meanwhile, Southampton recently bounced back from a poor run of results against Sunderland.
So, with the Wembley stage set, FootyOn provide EFL Cup final tips for the showdown!
Man Utd to win and both sides score in 90 minutes
Mourinho’s men will enter proceedings on Sunday high on confidence and with plenty of momentum on their side.
They overcame French outfit St-Etienne in their Europa League clash on Wednesday night.
A 1-0 win on French soil followed up their 3-0 home victory at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have now prevailed in five straight games on all fronts.
Meanwhile, the Saints toppled Sunderland last time around. But before that they had suffered three consecutive defeats.
The south coast club have continued to find the target, even in those previous losses.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to dispatch during normal time
Man Utd frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in sublime form.
The all-time Sweden international marksman has dispatched an impressive 24 goals in 37 outings this term.
He has also bagged five strikes in as many recent appearances.
This will be a worrying proposition for the Southampton rearguard.
The clinical hitman recently compared himself to Indiana Jones after huge scoring success.
Man Utd’s leading forward fired in two goals in the league meeting with the Saints back in August for a 2-0 triumph.
Red Devils to lead at half-time at Wembley
In Southampton’s recent three straight losses to West Ham United, Swansea City and Arsenal they went in behind at half-time.
Man Utd, on the other hand, have gone into the midway break ahead in four of their last five victories.
The Red Devils therefore look likely of rallying into an early lead in proceedings once again.
They can be backed at a highly promising 7/5 with BetVictor to lead at half-time at Wembley.