Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium.
The Red Devils had set huge hopes on this season, and they had even purchased Donny Van de Beek from Ajax, to boast of a terrific midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, and Van de Beek.
However, they lost their opening game, and that too at the Old Trafford. After recent domination of the PL by arch-rivals Liverpool and the Citizens, fans are losing patience day by day. Suffice it to say that the team cannot go winless in their opening two games at any cost.
It’s a must-win game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
They do have the confidence of taking on the Seagulls this weekend. Not only are Graham Potter’s men a practically inexperienced squad, but the talent on their roster is far inferior to that of the Devils.
On top of that, Solskjaer’s men are desperate, and importantly they also have dominated this rival in h2h clashes over the years.
Likely, expect a Manchester United win this Saturday.
Brighton vs Manchester United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Devils had won 0-3 on the road the last time these two locked horns. The game had taken place just two months back.
- They are also on a three-fixture winning run against this rival.
- The team had scored a total of eight goals from these three encounters.
- Solskjaer’s men also had won five of the former seven clashes.
Brighton vs Manchester United: Prediction
Potter’s men had won 0-3 on the road the last match-day, against Newcastle. In the meantime, the Devils had lost 1-3 at home against Crystal Palace.
Still, Solskjaer’s men are one of the best teams in the league, and they did finish third in the table the last season. On the other hand, the Seagulls had to settle for just two spots above the relegation cut-off.
Going on, the three-time European champions are desperate for a win, and the first loss could be attributed to rust and the lack of a proper pre-season. They will be back to their best very soon, and they really do have the talent to make it happen.
In addition, they also do have a great h2h record against this rival, and it’s also to be noted that Potter’s men had got promoted to the top flight just a few seasons back. They really are not yet equipped to take on the titans of England.
As such, expect a Manchester United win this weekend.
Brighton vs Manchester United: Betting Tips
Manchester United to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Manchester United @ 1.83 (5/6).