Brighton take to field at the AMEX Stadium with Manchester United as their opponents. The Seagulls finished 15th in the table last season and manager Chris Hughton has been able to go through almost £50 million of net spending in the summer. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho complained about the lack of transfer activity at the club despite having been able to finish second in the table last season, while the Red Devils also rank extremely high in terms of net spend under his regime. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brighton were unable to prevent Watford from registering a comfortable 2-0 win in their opening match of the campaign at Vicarage Road. Brighton picked up just one win in the recent four pre-season friendlies.
Manchester United were able to hold off Leicester City to a 2-1 win but it was certainly too close to comfort for Jose Mourinho’s team. The Portuguese boss has been complaining about various factors throughout the summer.
The recent game between Brighton and Manchester United ended up as a 1-0 win for the former at the AMEX Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton are given a high price of 5.50 for a victory in the match. Yet, we would not pick this option. Similarly, Manchester United are at a short price of 1.80 and it does not provide a lot of appeal. The two teams have been closely matched in all of the recent encounters and the situation is unlikely to change for this match. United were just about holding onto a victory against Leicester City and it will be difficult to expect a similar positive outcome in an away match. Brighton do function well in home matches but they are likely to be let down by the lack of offensive strength. Our preview would back a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester United win odds: 1.80
Brighton win odds: 5.50
Correct Score odds
Even though all three recent meetings between Brighton and Manchester United have produced a winner, just one match has been with a winning margin of more than one goal. This reflects the tight nature of the contest. United’s lack of creativity could be an issue in this match and our correct score prediction would chose a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
All three recent games between United and Brighton have produced less than 2.5 goals in total. There is unlikely to be a shift on this front, as the two teams will be going with a cautious approach. Our total goals prediction would choose under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Romelu Lukaku will be the biggest attacking threat for Manchester United in this match. The week of preparation will help provide the Belgian striker with a chance to improve his fitness. He is expected to start ahead of Marcus Rashford. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Lukaku.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Romelu Lukaku at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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