Manchester United vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
With no light at the end of the tunnel for Manchester United (courtesy – their ongoing struggles), this home tie is a must-win one. If they are able to put forth a satisfactory performance, the three-point should be theirs, taking into account the off-form of Brighton on the road.
Manchester United vs Brighton Head-to-head (h2h)
- The previous five fixtures returned wins for the hosts of those particular days.
- The last time these two met, United won 2-1.
- Both teams found the back of the net in the prior two clashes.
- At this venue, the hosts hold a 100% winning record in the past three years.
- Brighton has been able to score just once in total from their preceding three visits to this stadium.
Manchester United vs Brighton Prediction
The Manchester outfit had a tough road trip the previous game week. They took heads-on Bournemouth, and despite decent efforts throughout the ninety minutes, could not find the back of the net even once. At the end of the match, they had to bow to a 1-0 scoreline in favor of the hosts.
Brighton meanwhile kept in sync with their terrible performances on the road, the last match-day. They did open the account first, and considering that the opponents were Aston Villa, a new addition to the Premier League, the Brighton squad was smelling a rare win away from home.
But killing all expectations, the hosts scored one right at the end of the first half, and later when it seemed the fixture was heading to a draw, they scored in the injury time to ensure the three points.
This weekend, first and foremost, United’s desperation will come into play. They need this victory. Next comes the stature they enjoy in the top division of England, despite current problems. Now comes the huge advantage that is the Old Trafford pitch, which has helped them script many an improbable win in yesteryears. Truly, the Theatre of Dreams it was.
Going on, the struggles of Brighton away from home comes into the picture. Take note that they are winless in their previous four such games, and the only league win they have on the road came against Watford, the weakest of the lot in the PL.
Finally, considering the superiority that the Red Devils have enjoyed in h2h clashes over the years as well, the top pick for the day is a victory for Manchester United.
However, it would be too much to ask the off-performing United squad to turn this into a goal-riot. They would be more than satisfied with a narrow win, and as such, the chances for this fixture to produce more than two goals are very low.
Manchester United vs Brighton Betting Tips
To Win: Manchester United @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).