Manchester United will be out to prove a point following their shock home defeat to Crystal Palace but hosts Brighton head into Saturday's clash on the back of an impressive 3-0 win at St. James's Park.
Brighton vs Man Utd top free betting tips
We have picked out three top betting tips and the best odds available for Saturday's clash at The American Express Community Stadium.
Odds frequently change in the build-up to kick-off so it is always advised to check with your selected bookmaker before placing any bets to ensure you get the best odds available.
The Pressure is on Ole's Men to Win on Saturday
Brighton recovered from their 3-1 home defeat to Chelsea by securing all 3pts at Newcastle in their second game of the new season. A brace from Maupay in the opening 7-minutes set the visitors on their way to a win at St. James' Park, and a late goal from Connolly made sure of the points for the Seagulls. Brighton needed that kind of performance after the Chelsea defeat, in order to get their season up and running. The Seagulls remain one of the favourites for relegation this season, but a positive result against Man Utd this weekend will keep the doubters quiet.
United didn't play on the opening weekend and were expected to beat Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in their first Premier League outing. However, the Red Devils were left stunned as their former player Zaha scored twice to help Palace to an impressive 3-1 away win. The only positive for Man Utd was seeing new signing van de Beek score his first league goal for the club 10-minutes from time. When you are a big club like Manchester United, the pressure is always on you to succeed, and the performance produced at home to Crystal Palace was simply unacceptable.
Man United in need of a performance vs Brighton after poor first match
Saturday's guests are really in need of a win and a good performance from their players this weekend, as another defeat or even a draw would heap pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Thankfully for the Norwegian, United have a good record against Brighton, winning 10 of their 15 previous encounters. Man Utd have won their last three games against Brighton, which includes a 3-0 victory in the corresponding fixture last season.
Recent meetings between these two clubs haven't failed to impress with at least 3-goals being scored in each of the duo's last four Premier League games. Both teams have also scored in three of the pair's last four encounters and it's difficult to see either side keeping a clean sheet on Saturday. It's been 40-years since these two clubs played out a 0-0 draw, and there is nothing to suggest the next one will arrive this weekend. We're very hopeful that the goals will flow on Saturday, but both teams will have a few players unavailable for selection.
Yves Bissouma is suspended following his red card at St. James' Park last time out, while Dale Stephens and Aaron Connolly have muscular tightness and are rated as 50/50. Tarip Lamptey looks unlikely to feature due to a hip injury, and Jose Lzquierdo and Florin Andone have officially been ruled out with knee injuries. Goalkeeper Christian Walton will also miss the game against United due to an issue with his ankle.
Axel Tuanzebe has a foot injury and will not feature this weekend, while Nemanja Matic will face a late fitness test. Sergio Romero and Phil Jones have also been told they will miss the trip to the south coast for Man Utd due to injury. However, all of the players that were in the squad for the Palace defeat remain available for selection.
We're Expecting Goals at the AmEX
Here is a selection of our top three predictions and the best odds available for Brighton vs Man Utd this weekend. Each of the tips provided has carefully been prepared by our tipster, who uses all of the latest form guides, head to head record, and statistics from the most reliable sources around.
- Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 5/6
- Over 2.5 Goals @ 19/20
- Man Utd to Win @ 5/6
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Three of the last four meetings between Brighton and Man Utd have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard, and both teams have scored in three of United's last four competitive matches. There hasn't been a goalless draw between the two clubs since way back in 1980, and Man Utd have scored 7-goals in their last three games against the Seagulls. With the best price @ 5/6, even the bookmakers are expecting goals at both ends of the pitch at the AmEx.
Over 2.5 Goals
Over 2.5 goals have been produced in each of the last four encounters between Brighton and the Red Devils, and three of those games have seen one side score over 2.5 team goals alone. Only the first two Premier League meetings between these two teams have failed to produce at least 3-goals. Man Utd have only failed to score in one of their six Premier League games against Brighton. With betting odds @ 19/20, it looks like there is profit to be made with our predictions for Saturday's clash.
Man Utd to Win
The visitors won on their last trip to Brighton 3-0, and this weekend, they will be aiming to make it four straight victories against the Seagulls. These two clubs have locked horns 15 times over the years, and United lead the head to head record with 10 wins, 2 draws, and just 3 defeats. This shouldn't be an easy match for Man Utd, but with the best price @ 5/6 these betting odds won't be beaten anywhere else.