Relegation favourites Brighton welcome Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United to the South Coast in what promises to be an intriguing battle as part of Super Sunday. Much was made of United’s failure to sign any big names during the summer transfer window but they started the season with a win over Leicester City whilst Brighton struggled on the road at Watford and Chris Hughton will be keen to see an improvement from his charges here.
English Premier League
Brighton vs Manchester United
Sunday 19th August 2018
Kick-off: 16.00 GMT
Match Winner Odds:
Brighton – $5.75 – Bet 365
Manchester United – $1.81 – Marathon Bet
Draw – $3.6 – William Hill
The Seagulls performed miracles last season under the stewardship of Chris Hughton – finishing in 15th place well clear of the relegation places.
Their 2-0 defeat at Watford last time out will be cause for concern however and they will need to improve to preserve their top-flight status this term.
Goals could be the problem for Brighton this term and veteran striker Glenn Murray is the man they are looking at to provide the points this season.
Form: Last 5 Matches: L W L L W
Much has been made of Manchester United’s failure to sign a big name this summer and relations between Jose Mourinho and the board appear to be strained.
Their 2-1 win over Leicester last week highlighted both positives and negatives for the Red Devils and they will be hoping they can mount a serious title challenge this term.
Romelu Lukaku is the main man for United and he’ll be hoping to take confidence from his excellent World Cup with Belgium into this fixture.
Form: Last 5 Matches: W L W L D
Head to Head
Manchester United hold a comfortable 12:2 lead in the head to head showdown between the sides whilst another 5 games have ended as draws.
The two sides met on 3 occasions last season with United winning twice (at home in the league and the FA Cup) before Brighton got revenge in May – winning 1-0 at the AMEX Stadium
Predicted Starting Line Ups:
|Matt Ryan (GK)||David de Gea (GK)|
|Lewis Dunk||Eric Bailly|
|Shane Duffy||Victor Lindelof|
|Dale Stephens||Paul Pogba|
|Alireza Jahanbakhsh||Andreas Pereira|
|Solly March||Alexis Sanchez|
|Pascal Gross||Juan Mata|
|Glenn Murray||Romelu Lukaku|
Odds and Predictions
Brighton are lacking in forward areas and will be looking to frustrate United for as long as possible.
Both teams to score – NO – looks really sensible bet at $1.8 with Betfair.
Romelu Lukaku came off the bench last week and he’ll be United’s focal point once again here.
Romelu Lukaku to score anytime looks a way overpriced bet at $2.6 with Uni Bet.
Manchester United could be in for an attritional battle here but possess many attacking talents and should break down Brighton’s resolve.
Manchester United to score 2+ goals looks a great move at $2.1 with Bet Stars.
Manchester United may not have things all their own way in this one but should come away with a comfortable win in the end.
Manchester United to win the match is a banker bet at $1.81 with Marathon Bet.
Brighton 0 – 2 Manchester United – $8 with Bet Victor.
Top Betting Tip
Brighton will look to frustrate Manchester United for large periods here but United with their expensively assembled forward line should have no issues in picking up all 3 points.
Manchester United to win the match to nil looks a really good value bet at $2.64 with Boyle Sports.