Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Sunday, November 10, 2019


Old Trafford

Punter's Pick

Based on current form, it is Brighton who come into this game full of confidence and they should carry this into the game and feel able to come away with a point or better. With United’s defence looking vulnerable through a host of injuries and suspensions, they may not get a better chance of picking up a rare point or better at Old Trafford.

 

Struggling Manchester United resume their bid to climb up the Premier League table as they welcome a Brighton side sitting above them in the current standings.

In-form Brighton searching for history

Graham Potter’s Brighton side currently sit in the dizzy heights of the top eight in the Premier League after a run of three wins in their last four games. That run has included wins against Everton and Spurs, showing that they are not afraid of going toe to toe with more illustrious opponents, as Potter’s more patient possession based game begins to pay dividends. The Seagulls have also had previous success against United, with home wins in each of the last two seasons. One result that has continued to elude them is a historic win at Old Trafford. A pair of draws in the old First Division is the best they have to show for their efforts on their trips to Manchester, but with the hosts currently at a low ebb, Potter’s team will surely not have a better chance of making history and picking up their first win at Old Trafford.

Inconsistent United out of top four running already?

With just three league wins in their opening eleven games, United have been setting a number of unwanted records for their worse start to a top flight season. Already sitting a massive ten points behind fourth placed Chelsea, a return to the Champions League via the league seems a tall order, with nothing in their current form suggests they are capable of going on a winning streak to claw back the deficit. The Europa League, where ironically United have been playing with more confidence and freedom as witnessed by Thursday’s 3-0 home victory over Partizan Belgrade, may already be taking on more significance even at this early stage. Whether mid-table mediocrity will be palatable for fans and the power brokers inside the club remains to be seen, with currently reasonable form in cup competitions the only positive to come out of the season to date.

Team News

Manchester United are sweating on the fitness of Sweden international Victor Lindelof, who suffered a knock in last week’s EFL Cup tie against Chelsea and aggravated it in last weekend’s loss at Bournemouth.United are already short in defence with Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot all ruled out. Midfielder Scott McTominay is also a doubt after limping off midweek against Partizan Belgrade, whilst Paul Pogba remains sidelined, joined by the suspended Ashley Young.

Brighton will be without Bernardo (knee) and José Izquierdo (knee) while Adam Webster is sidelined with an ankle injury after being stretchered off against Norwich City. Leandro Trossard will hope to start after impressive cameos from the bench in the victories over Everton and Norwich City.

Punter's Pick

Based on current form, it is Brighton who come into this game full of confidence and they should carry this into the game and feel able to come away with a point or better. With United’s defence looking vulnerable through a host of injuries and suspensions, they may not get a better chance of picking up a rare point or better at Old Trafford.

 

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