Brighton host a Manchester United squad already under mounting pressure after just one Premier League fixture. The Red Devils were outclassed in every department in the 3-1 loss against Crystal Palace and were visibly off the pace. In the home camp, Graham Potter’s troops have taken three points from their first two matches.
Where and when: Amex Stadium, Brighton and Hove – 26 September, kick-off 12:30
Where you can see Brighton vs. Manchester United: BT Sport 1
Last time: Mason Greenwood and a Bruno Fernandes brace sealed a comfortable win for the Reds at the end of June.
Brighton v Manchester United Predictions and Preview
Brighton were unlucky in the 3-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea. The Seagulls were the better side in the first-half but were undone by a Reece James thunderbolt and Kurt Zouma also got on the scoresheet.
Albion got back to winning ways at Newcastle and showed why they are so hotly tipped to impress this campaign. Strikers Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly netted but there is quality throughout the eleven, and indeed, on the substitutes bench.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Brighton to win 2-1||16/1||Offer|
|Marcus Rashford to score first||24/5||Offer|
|Draw and both teams to score||15/4||Offer|
Adam Lallana arrived from Liverpool and will slot in to the team once he regains full fitness, while Ben White was the subject of a £25m from Leeds that was swiftly rejected. The defender was a fans favourite at the Yorkshire outfit last term and has settled in seamlessly in the top flight.
Tariq Lamptey has flourished under the tutelage of Potter and is another option for Gareth Southgate on the right flank. Maupay is 11/2 to break the deadlock and Brighton are 9/2 to inflict more misery on their visitors. The draw is 13/5.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils are facing a critical two weeks. It has been well documented the Norwegian wants Jadon Sancho, as well as a new left-back and centre-half but Ed Woodward has yet to deliver and time is running out for the 13-time Premier League champions to bring in fresh faces.
Sole recruit Donny van de Beek will come in to contention for a start after bagging a consolation on his debut. The Dutchman was the only positive for Solskjaer and his introduction may see a change in formation to a midfield diamond alongside Paul Pogba, Fernandes and Nemanja Matic.
Van De Beek is 11/4 to net anytime and Fernandes is available at 7/4 in the same market. United are 13/20 to earn a precious victory and restore some much-needed confidence and positivity back in the dressing room.
One to watch for Brighton: Seagulls skipper Lewis Dunk will relish the set-piece battle with a confidence hit United backline and is 14/1 to register anytime.
One to watch for Manchester United: Anthony Martial notched 23 efforts last year and is developing in to a fine central striker. The Frenchman, now back in favour with the national team, is 4/1 to open proceedings.
Long shot: All Manchester United fans’ worst fears were confirmed last weekend when Andros Townsend gave the Eagles a deserved lead. The Red Devils’ main rivals have all strengthened, and the likes of Everton, Arsenal and Tottenham also look threatening, increasing the competition for the much-coveted Champions League places. A scrappy 1-0 triumph in favour of the travelling party is 7/1.