Coming off of yet another Premier League prediction winner, another solo showdown awaits Tuesday afternoon, with a lot on the line as Brighton hosts Manchester United at the AMEX Stadium.
Man United are coming off of a tight showdown over the weekend in the FA Cup, where the Red Devils narrowly squeaked by Norwich to advance to the next round. They’ll now turn their attention to competing in the Premier League, as they eagerly seek out a top-4 spot and a coveted Champions League position. With many other contenders surrounding them, these are three points United need.
But it promises to not be an easy encounter as the Seagulls from Brighton enter this clash currently mired in a tense relegation fight. With points at a premium, expect maximum effort and Brighton’s best foot forward on Tuesday afternoon. Though they are six points up from the drop zone, a tough schedule awaits – and the chance to pounce on a tired and weakened United side is an opportunity many feel they need to grasp.
With the stakes higher than ever, that desperation should produce a quality match from southern England on Tuesday afternoon. Can United continue their push for Champions League places? Or will a pesky Brighton side send them back north with nothing to show? It has all the makings of a great match, and we’ve got your betting needs covered. Read on beneath the odds for a wagering prediction and matchup preview for Brighton vs. Man U this Tuesday!
Brighton vs. Manchester United Betting Odds:
Man United (-128)
Over 2.5 (+103)
Under 2.5 (-123)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Brighton vs. Manchester United Pick:
Though many pundits anticipated some lofty challenges for Brighton & Hove Albion as they prepared for the restart, through two tough games, Graham Potter’s side seems up for the challenge.
They first secured an impressive comeback victory against Arsenal, before playing Leicester City to a tense 0-0 affair. They’re doing their job and securing points, and even though a tougher schedule awaits, Brighton have positioned themselves well.
For Tuesday’s encounter vs. Man United, it isn’t going to get any easier. Potter has some injury doubts within his defense, as the status of Adam Webster remains uncertain. Webster has been integral at the back for the Seagulls, and without him there could be some issues for Brighton.
Look for Potter to again go with a 4-4-2 formation, though it remains to be seen if that lineup can generate enough chances and see enough of the ball to really trouble Man United. Look for Brighton to use both Aaron Mooy and Yves Bissouma in the center of their midfield, with the lofty hopes of pressing United and denying them time and space on the ball.
In the midfield, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes are also proving to be an excellent partnership in the center of the pitch – and look for that tandem to be crucial in winning balls, running at defenders, and distributing to Rashford and Martial.
United have been much better of late, and though Brighton have proven to be a pesky side, recent injuries and results against inferior sides makes them unprepared to take on a fully fit Manchester United. With the Red Devils continuing a frantic push for a Champions League spot, they can ill-afford a slip up on Tuesday, and don’t expect an upset. At a short, road favourite price, Man U represents solid value to squeak out a victory vs. Brighton.
Pick: Manchester United 2-0