Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Brighton had a mediocre start to the season as Chris Hughton’s men lost 2-0 against Watford at Vicarage Road. The Seagulls did not have much to offer in the game and ended up conceding twice to Roberto Pereyra in both halves. Manchester United were able to breathe a sigh of relief as they picked up a 2-1 win over Leicester in their first Premier League game of the season. United led for much of the game through Paul Pogba’s early penalty and the game appeared safe for the Red Devils when Luke Shaw scored in the closing stages. However, Jamie Vardy ensured a nail-biting finale to the game with an injury-time goal.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Brighton were able to stun Manchester United in the meeting at the AMEX last season. Despite getting a victory on the opening day, United looked far from comfortable against Leicester City and Brighton will have taken valuable points from this match. It is difficult to read too much into Brighton’s away defeat against Watford, as the Seagulls were always expected to struggle on the road – just two away wins last season. I would go with a draw, which is a rewarding option in this game.

All three meetings between Manchester United and Brighton have been tight matches with a few goals. In fact, both teams have not scored in all of these three games. I do not expect a difference in this regard.

Draw – 5/2

Total goals under 2.5 – 13/20

Brighton & Hove Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester United have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 4 games against Brighton & Hove Albion

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Brighton & Hove Albion Form Guide

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo

Brighton & Hove Albion

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

17-09-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Manchester United Form Guide

Manchester United Team Logo

Manchester United

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L H

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-08-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-08-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

27-08-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. H

Young Boys Team Logo Young Boys

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

The season opener certainly dampened the spirits at Brighton, as the team were hoping to get off to a good start due to facing United and Liverpool in back-to-back games. Hughton is aware about the need to pick up as many points in the first few weeks of the season so as to calm the nerves at the club. Brighton were too close to the drop zone last season and the team cannot afford to make a poor start. Hughton has been provided decent backing – from a club of Brighton’s size – in the transfer market but the performances are yet to get a significant lift.

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News

Jason Steele (thigh), Richard Towell (back), and Soufyan Ahannach (broken leg) are missing for Hughton while Jose Izquierdo (knee), Florin Andone (groin), and Bruno Salto (hamstring) are doubtful.

Manchester United Preview

Despite all the talk about Jose Mourinho being the first manager to get the sack in the Premier League 2018-19 campaign, United were able to get a win in their opening game – in true Mourinho style. The Red Devils were certainly not impressive in this match and would find it difficult against the top teams with a similar kind of performance. United need to create much more options in front of goal while the excessive dependence on Romelu Lukaku has the potential to strike back later in the campaign. Mourinho’s grumpy mood is likely to continue as the club failed to meet his wish of bringing at least two players in the last few days of the transfer window.

Manchester United Team News

Sergio Romero (ankle), Marcos Rojo (knock), Ander Herrera (hamstring), and Diogo Dalot (meniscus) are unavailable for Jose Mourinho, while Eric Bailly (ankle) is doubtful.

Brighton & Hove Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United Sidelined Players

Brighton & Hove Albion
19 Jose Izquierdo Injured
10 Florin Andone Injured
12 Jason Steele Injured
Manchester United
20 Diogo Dalot Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Mathew Ryan 184 82
22 LB Martin Montoya 175 74
4 CD Shane Duffy 193 76
5 CD Lewis Dunk 192 88
3 RB Gaetan Bong 187 77
11 LM Anthony Knockaert 172 69
24 CM Davy Proepper 185 72
6 CM Dale Stephens 169 71
20 RM Solly March 180 88
13 AM Pascal Gross 181 78
17 CF Glenn Murray 183 79
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David De Gea 192 76
18 LB Ashley Young 175 65
3 CD Eric Bailly 187 77
2 CD Victor Nilsson Lindeloef 187 80
23 RB Luke Shaw 185 75
17 CM Fred 169 62
15 CM Andreas Pereira 178 66
6 CM Paul Pogba 191 84
8 LF Juan Mata 170 61
9 CF Romelu Lukaku 190 94
11 RF Anthony Martial 181 76