Manchester United host Brighton on Saturday afternoon. Both teams qualified for Europe last year and have ambitions of qualifying for Europe yet again this season so it is set to to be an entertaining battle at Old Trafford. Check our Manchester United vs Brighton predictions.
Manchester United vs Brighton Betting Tips
- Brighton to win @19/10 Bet9ja
- Evan Ferguson to score anytime @2/1- Bet9ja
- Aaron Wan Bissaka to be carded @19/10 Bet9ja
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Seagulls to stun Red Devils
Manchester United come into this tie with two wins from four. The Red Devils opened the season with a 1-0 win at home to Wolves in a match where the visitors will feel hard done by. Wolves were arguably the better team but couldn’t find the back of the net before being denied a stonewall penalty in the latter stages of the game.
This was followed up by a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Tottenham before coming from two goals down to defeat Nottingham Forest at home after a controversial penalty decision. Their last game before the international break was a 3-1 defeat at rivals Arsenal.
Brighton come into this season after a historic campaign, qualifying for Europe for the first time in the club’s history. Roberto De Zerbi’s side have caught the eye of many neutrals for their entertaining, attacking football, and that has paid dividends thus far this season.
Back-to-back 4-1 victories (at home to Luton and away to Wolves) gave the Seagulls the perfect start, but they soon came crashing back down to earth, losing 3-1 at home to West Ham. However, a comfortable 3-1 victory over Champions League club Newcastle leaves Brighton in sixth place.
Last season, Brighton excelled against the bigger clubs, doing the double over Manchester United and Chelsea, taking four points off Liverpool, beating Arsenal away, and drawing at home to Manchester City. With Brighton’s record against the big six and Manchester United’s injury crisis, Brighton looked underpriced in the win market.
🔹 Manchester United vs Brighton Predictions Bet 1: Brighton to win @ 19/10 Bet9ja 🔹
Young prodigy to make the headlines again
Brighton are renowned for their persistence in youth and impeccable recruitment. One prime example of their faith in youth is the emergence of Evan Ferguson. The 18-year-old has made headlines throughout the world with his goal-scoring ability.
The Irish international scored six goals in 19 league appearances last season (10 starts) and has continued this fine form this season, with four goals in four games (two starts).
Ferguson has captured the attention of many teams worldwide, and it is only a matter of time before he is the subject of a bidding war. His hat trick against Newcastle was a prime example of his tremendous ability, with his second strike, a 25-yard piledriver into the bottom corner, showcasing his fantastic ball-striking ability.
Manchester United are likely to field a weakened defence, with Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, and Lizandro Martinez all injured. This means Diego Dalot is likely to play out of position at left back, with a centre-back partnership of Victor Lindelof and the much scrutinised Harry Maguire.
🔹 Manchester United vs Brighton Bet 2: Evan Ferguson to score anytime 2/1 Bet9ja 🔹
Mitoma to cause issues
The last market we will look at is the card market. So far this season, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has given away 3,2,1,0 fouls, picking up two yellow cards already. The 25-year-old is known for his tough tackling and strong defensive ability, which often leads to him getting on the wrong side of the referee.
Wan-Bissaka is also Croydon-born, coming through Crystal Palace’s academy- Brighton’s arch rivals—so he will have extra incentive for this game. His direct opponent for the game is Kauro Mitoma, who is a renowned world-class dribbler with an abundance of pace.
Joao Pedro is also likely to start. The 21-year-old Brazilian is another technically excellent attacker with tremendous dribbling ability. He plays as an attacking midfielder but also likes to roam and drift wide. He has drawn four yellow cards from opponents so far.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has a lot to deal with, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him pick up his third yellow card of the season while trying to contain Brighton’s talented front line.
🔹 Manchester United vs Brighton Bet 3: Aaron Wan Bissaka to be carded @ 19/10 with Bet9ja 🔹
Manchester United vs Brighton Odds
Odds correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.
- Man United to win 6/5 – Bet9ja
- Draw 3/1- Bet9ja
- Brighton to win- 19/1- Bet9ja