Kick-off: 1400, 10/11/2019
Stadium: Old Trafford
Manchester United will be hoping to head into the international break on a positive note after their mini revival came to a shuddering halt at Bournemouth.
Brighton sit eighth, two places and points above their opponents, on the back of three wins from their last four games.
We are backing the home side to grind out a victory here so Draw HT/Man Utd FT at 31/10 is our opening Man Utd vs Brighton prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
Three successive away wins in three different competitions following a home draw against Liverpool had raised morale at Manchester United.
But questions were again asked of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as Josh King, who began his senior career at United, scored the only goal at the Vitality Stadium.
It was a fourth Premier League defeat of the campaign for United, who sit in 10th place in the table having picked up just five points from the last 18 available.
The Red Devils have only 13 points from 11 top-flight games – their lowest total at this stage of a season for 33 years – and the pressure is back on Solskjaer.
Summer signing Harry Maguire told the club website: “Of course it’s a setback. It’s a defeat, we don’t like defeats. Wherever we play, we go to play for three points. It’s disappointing.
“We’ve got to now get our heads down. We have another big game before the international break where we must bounce back.”
United have been leading at half-time in four of their five home fixtures while Albion have only been behind at the break once in their five games.
Looking at the Man Utd vs Brighton odds, we like 33/20 for this to be goalless at half-time.
Last Man Utd EPL line-up: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, Pereira, Fred, McTominay, James, Rashford, Martial.
Scott McTominay (foot) and Victor Lindelof (knock) will be assessed for United after picking up knocks in a 3-0 Europa League triumph over Partizan Belgrade.
Ashley Young is suspended, while Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Axel Tuanzebe are not expected back until after the international break. Long-term absentees Eric Bailly and Tim Fosu-Mensah also remain absent.
A Look At Brighton & Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton have climbed into the top 10 following three successive home wins but they will now be seeking an upturn in fortunes on the road.
Since an impressive 3-0 win at Watford on the opening day, the Seagulls have returned empty-handed from trips to Manchester City and Chelsea and earned a goalless draw at Newcastle.
Their last game on their travels ended in a 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa, who netted in stoppage time after Brighton played nearly an hour with 10 men.
Last Saturday, Leandro Trossard broke the deadlock against Norwich midway through the second half before substitute Shane Duffy wrapped up the win in the 84th minute.
Boss Graham Potter said: “I think if you’re going to do anything in the season you have to be good at home and it’s nice for our supporters to see the team win.
“It’s good to win home games because that can set you up away to go and try and take points.
“But, it’s the Premier League, we have to start again, our next home game is Leicester so it’s a difficult match and before that we’ve got Manchester United.”
Apart from a 4-0 loss at the Etihad Stadium, Albion have been no pushovers on the road and they have netted nine times in their last four games so confidence is high.
Let’s round off our Man Utd vs Brighton betting tips by backing a 2-1 home win at 15/2.
Last Brighton line-up: Ryan, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Montoya, Stephens, Gross, Propper, Alzate, Maupay, Connolly.
Brighton’s Adam Webster has been ruled out with an ankle injury. Bernardo and Jose Izquierdo remain sidelined by their respective knee injuries.
Last Premier League result:
Bournemouth 1-0 MAN UTD
BRIGHTON 2-0 Norwich – Leandro Trossard, Shane Duffy
Head-to-head: Man Utd 2-1 Brighton, Brighton 3-2 Man Utd, Brighton 1-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-0 Brighton
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