EFL Cup 2016-17 Final – Manchester United vs Southampton Live Streaming: The Red Devils are on the verge of a title for the first time this season as they are all set to face Southampton in the final of the English League Cup 2016-17 Final. As we build up to that encounter, we bring forward the live streaming details as well as the TV guide which will enable you to keep an eye on all the proceedings in the match. Also, keep an eye on the match preview to get an idea regarding how things are panning out in both the teams with only a few days left before the match.
EFL Cup 2016-17 Final: Manchester United vs Southampton Match Preview
We are here at the peak of the season when matches are coming one after another without much gap. And this coming Sunday we have the first title decider of the year 2017 – the final of the English League Cup 2016-17. The contenders are Manchester United who are currently in the race for winning as many as four titles although winning the Premier League is almost an improbable task. But the League Cup Final will be the first opportunity for the Red Devils to get their hands on a trophy.
If we take a look at the current form, Manchester United are way ahead of Southampton as the Red Devils have lost only one match since November while the Saints have been thoroughly inconsistent this season. In fact, United enjoyed a comfortable victory in the Europa League tie over St. Etienne. On the other hand, Southampton have had a torrid time with consecutive defeats before a win away from home against Sunderland. So it will be the Saints who will be under pressure before the start of the Sunday’s English League Cup 2016-17 Final. United will be clear favorites, but Jose Mourinho and his men should be wary of the fact that anything could happen in a final and there is no room for complacency.
In the previous Manchester United vs Southampton tie which took place way back in the month of August at the start of the season, Manchester United had a comfortable victory. Since then a lot of things have changed, and a repeat of the 2-0 win will be something that Mourinho will take quite happily at the end of the 90 minutes. But things might not turn out to be that easy for Manchester United as they will have to reshuffle their team with some injury issues in the team.
Manchester United are into the finals on eight occasions of which they have lost four and won four. They are the only team behind Arsenal on most defeats in the final of the EFL Cup which the Gunners have lost 5 times. Southampton, on the other hand, are only the second team in the history of the cup after Tottenham Hotspur to have reached the final of the EFL Cup without conceding a goal which is a huge feat considering the fact that they haven’t been at the best of their forms of late. Also, the EFL Cup has been the happy hunting ground for Jose Mourinho who managed to lift the trophy on three occasions previously while he was the manager of the Chelsea side. In fact, he is the only manager to have maintained the 100 percent win record in the final of the EFL Cup. Also, he is currently second in the list of the managers who have won the EFL Cup for most number of times. Mourinho has done it thrice while the great Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough have got their hands to the trophy on four occasions.
EFL Cup 2016-17 Final: Manchester United vs Southampton Team News
Manchester United will have to deal with a couple of major blows ahead of the match against Southampton in the EFL Cup Final. Michael Carrick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are both doubtful starters for the upcoming final on Sunday. Also, Wayne Rooney is doubtful despite having recovered from the previous injury which has kept him out of the Europa League 2016-17 tie against St. Etienne. This is because of the fact that he has been reported to have undergone an emergency tooth surgery.
On the other hand, Southampton will be without their star defender Virgil van Dijk who has been out of contention due to an ankle injury. However, Claude Puel will be really pleased to see his latest signing Martin Caceres available for selection in the final. Besides this, not many changes are expected to come in the playing eleven. Also, eyes will be on Manolo Gabbiadini who have been in good form for the Saints recently.
Manchester United (probable line-up): De Gea, Smalling, Bailly, Daley Blind, Ashley Young, Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Martial, Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Southampton (probable line-up): Fraser Forster, Cedric Soares, Yoshida, Ryan Bertrand, Martin Caceres, Steven Davis, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Dusan Tadic, Shane Long and Manolo Gabbiadini
EFL Cup 2016-17 Final: Manchester United vs Southampton Match Prediction
Manchester United are the clear favorites ahead of the EFL Cup 2016-17 final. And hence, we predict that the Red Devils will clinch the title with a 2-0 win over the Saints. Zlatan will score the brace for the 4 times champion at Wembley.
EFL Cup 2016-17 Final: Manchester United vs Southampton Match Details
Date: February 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 PM IST, 04:30 PM GMT
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
EFL Cup 2016-17 Final: Manchester United vs Southampton Live Streaming Details and TV Guide
TV Listings: The Manchester United vs Southampton encounter in the EFL Cup 2016-17 Final will be telecasted live on Ten 2 and Ten 1 HD in India, on Sky Sports 1/HD UK in the UK and on fuboTV in the USA.
Online Streaming: the live streaming of the match will be available on Ten Sports Live in India, on Sky Go UK in the United Kingdom and on NBC Sports Live in the USA.
It is definitely going to be one of the most exciting encounters when Manchester United face the challenge of Southampton en route to the title in the EFL Cup 2016-17 Final. Hope that the live streaming details and the TV Guide help you keeping touch with all the proceedings in the match. Also, you can share your voice with us as we are always eager to listen to your views related to the match.