Struggling Brighton are in for a tough assignment when going up against top side Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford. The Red Devils lie 2nd in the table on 57 points after 29 games. 25 points behind after 29 matches, Brighton find themselves in 16th place.
Manchester United go into their upcoming clash against league leaders Manchester City highly motivated to close the gap in the standings.
Stats and facts for Manchester United and Brighton.
- Manchester United unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row;
- Manchester United unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Manchester United’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Manchester United scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.
- Brighton scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Brighton’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Brighton conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Brighton’s last 3 matches in the row.
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Form Manchester United vs Brighton
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Manchester United hoping to bounce back
One can’t really point a finger on the results for Manchester United in past weeks as they have performed according to their level. In their 3 latest outings The Red Devils claimed a 1-0 win against West Ham and went on to a 1-0 win against AC Milan in the Europa League. Their latest game produced a 3-1 defeat against Leicester.
Manchester United hoping to bounce back
A win for Brighton last week can’t cover the fact that league form has been awful in recent weeks. In their last 3 matches The Seagulls was defeated 2-1 by Leicester, followed by a 2-1 win against Southampton. Their most recent match brought a 3-0 win against Newcastle.
On the back of these strong performances lately Manchester United seem in with a good shot of another win against Brighton.
Manchester United v Brighton Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
The Red Devils look to extend superior advantage:
The last time the two sides faced off against each other Manchester United came away as 3-2 winners on the road at The American Express Community Stadium back in September 2020 in the England – Premier League Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet 5 times in the last 7 matches between Manchester United and Brighton. Both teams to score paid out 4 times in those 7 matches meetings. In 7 matches between the clubs Manchester United have been the dominant force winning 5 times in 7 matches against The Seagulls in the Premier League.
Manchester United are 2nd with 57 points after 29 games. Brighton ranks as 16th in the table on 32 points.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookies The Red Devils are favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.60 as bookies predict Manchester United to have a 63% chance of beating Brighton. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 4.00 on offer, while an away win for The Seagulls pays out at 5.00. Manchester United won 7 of their previous 10 home league games. In contrast Brighton lost 3 of their last 10 away league games.
Looking at the prices on offer by the bookmakers, the chance of this match seeing both teams to score (BTTS) lies at 53%. This equals odds 1.90 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Speculating in the opposite outcome that at least one side keeps a clean sheet pays out at 1.87. The last 10 home league games for Manchester United averaged 3.6 goals per game with BTTS paying out 5 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Brighton the average total goals were 1.9 with 4 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
Looking at the prices on offer by the bookmakers, the chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is 54%. This equals odds 1.85 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Speculating in the opposite outcome of under 2.5 goals pays out at 1.85. The last 10 home league games of Manchester United had an average of 3.6 goals per match. Of their last 10 home matches 5 went over 2.5 goals. Brighton’s last 10 away league games averaged 1.9 goals per game. Meanwhile, 3 of Brighton’s last 10 away matches offered over 2.5 goals.