Brighton vs Man United | Premier League – Matchweek 2 of 38 Betting Preview and Tips
Brighton vs Man United – Sun 19th August, 16:00, Amex Stadium, Ref: Kevin Friend
Man United travel to the fortress Amex Stadium this Sunday for a game that will be made difficult for the visitors. The fortress comparison is in no way a joke either. Brighton finished last season with the worst away record in the league, picking up just 11 points and two wins from 19 games. But, they had the 8th best home record, which ultimately ensured their Premier League survival.
Unsurprisingly, Brighton lost their first away match to Watford 2-0, a game in which they had very few chances with zero shots on target all match. Christ Hughton will be keen to inspire a better performance this time around as they come up against a rather negative looking United.
Last season Brighton managed to win seven games at home beating both Man United and Arsenal in the process. But, can we see them doing the home double over United? Highly unlikely.
Man U won their first game against Leicester, but it was closer than they would have liked. Vardy managed to score late on, but they had plenty of chances to get a goal before that. Both Maddison and Gray having great chances denied by De Gea.
Pogba had a cracking game as captain though, spreading the ball wonderfully and converting a crucial penalty early on. If Mourhino can get this Pogba, the Pogba from France’s World Cup winning campaign, United could well be on for a title challenging campaign. A lot has been said pre-season about Jose’s tactics and managing style, but the results cannot be denied. He is still a game-winning manager and ground out results to a second place finish last season.
Brighton are unbeaten in their four home Premier League matches on a Sunday last season (W2 D2), while Manchester United have lost four of their last five away PL matches on a Sunday (W1). After a fairly uninspiring perfromance at Old Trafford, the odds for a United win represent little value.
It feels like a hard game to call, but we can’t see it being a high scoring game. A draw seem’s the most likely result which is best priced at 13/5 with Unibet.
A part of us feel’s United will grind out a small win or draw. United to win is best priced at 4/5 with 10Bet. But, its a fairly tough game to call and we will be avoiding it in our bets. These are just tips and facts to help your decision making.
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