EFL Manchester United vs Brighton Predictions and Betting : It was a miracle on Saturday for Man United as they managed a dramatic win against Brighton in an away game at Amex Stadium. The hosts were coming off a victory against New Castle United at St. James Park whereas Man United had surprisingly lost to Crystal Palace in the opener.
To add to the drama, Brighton missed several close chances in the first half including the one by Leandro Trossard that hit the post and deflected away. Even with Brighton controlling the ball, Mason Greenwood shot one but wasn’t allowed because the VAR showed that Rashford was offside. Brighton finally broke the shackles with a penalty kick by Neal Maupay in the 40th minute.
Their lead didn’t last long with Lewis Dunk scoring an own goal levelling things up at 45. Marcus Rashford came up with a beauty on 55th minute while Solly March scored an equalizer at the 94th minute but Bruno Fernandes provided the winning goal at the 100th minute. Even though Man United won, Brighton are set to carry the confidence when they meet their rivals once again in the EFL Cup on Thursday.
Manchester United vs Brighton Predictions and Betting: News Buzz
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent a stern message that it was not his duty to keep everyone happy. This comes after the United have failed to sell any of their players. Players like Phil Jones are part of team but made only two Premier League matchday squads last season.
Manchester United vs Brighton Predictions and Betting: Recent Form
Graham Potter 's Brighton looks rejuvenated and has a bunch of young talents who can do the job for the club. In the last five outings, the team has won three games against teams like Preston, Newcastle United and Portsmouth but lost against Chelsea. In their last match, they couldn’t get over the line against Man United but they will look to avenge this in EFL Cup clash.
It still looks that the Man United was out of sorts and totally scrappy with a brittle defense. Surprisingly, the Red Devils have managed only two wins in the last five games including that win on Saturday. They have lost to Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and against Sevilla in the Europa League semis.
Brighton vs Man Utd prediction and betting analysis: Head-to-head
The two teams have played only 8 games with United having six wins whereas the other two have been taken by Brighton.
In 2018, Brighton defeated United twice in a space of three months and definitely know how to beat top teams. But in 2019 season, it was United’s dominance again when the two teams met with two wins. When the two teams meet, they score an average of 2.5 goals per match.
Brighton vs Man United prediction and betting analysis: Offensive and Defensive stats
The hosts are expected to field a 3-4-3 that gave them a proper mix of defense and attack. On the other hand, Man United are expected to go with a 4-2-3-1 formula.
The Brighton’s attack has improved several folds with the youngster Neal Maupay scoring regularly for the team. The last year highest goal-scorer for the club has 3 goals and an assist in last 4 outings. He has 4 shots per game and a passing percentage of 74.7%.
He will be accompanied by Leandro Trossard who was unlucky on Saturday to not get on the board. The 25-year old has a goal and an assist in 3 appearances. He has enjoyed 2.7 shots on target, 2.3 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per game.
Aaron Connolly is a great in holding on to the ball but has failed to convert that into goals. He has one goal along with 80% pass success, 0.6 aerials won and 2 shots per target per game.
In last match against United, Brighton mid-fieleder Yves Bissouma was ruled out due to suspension.
For Man Utd, Anthony Martial will be the striker but is yet to open his account this season. He has one assist but hasn’t been able to close games for United. He has 87.9% pass success, 0.5 aerials won and 0.8 dribbles in 4 games.
Bruno Fernandes has been a quality attacking midfielder who has 82.2% pass success and is very strong in creating chances who scored the winning goal in the previous game. He has two assists, one goal, 3 shots per target, 4 key passes and 1.8 dribbles per game.
Marcus Rashford is an important element who will be key in creating chances and netting in crucial moments. He has two goals along with 86.4% pass success in 3 matches.
The Man United have failed to get a clean sheet for a while because of defects in the backline. They have often been intersected by the attack and have succumbed to pressure. The trio of Maguire, Shaw and Lindelof will have to step up in the upcoming clash.
Maguire has been decent in aerial duels and interceptions but has often shown his weakness in tackling. The defender has 87.2% pass success, 2.5 aerials won per game along with 0.5 tackles and 2 interceptions per match.
The Swedish Victor Lindelof will have to step up in the coming days but has a 93.7% pass success and has been excellent in aerial duels 1.7 aerials won per match and an astounding 5.3 clears per game.
Luke Shaw who plays as the center back has lacked discipline but is often involved in key passes. He enjoys 81% pass success and 2 clears per game.
For Brighton, Lewis Dunk was horrendous scoring an own which proved costly on Saturday. The England defender has 92% success in passes and is great in aerial duels winning 2 per match but will have to counter attack against a decent attack like United.
Adam Webster will join at one of the extremes of the backlines who is decent in interceptions but often fails while tackling. He has 82% pass success, 1.3 aerials won per match, 1.3 tackles and 2 clears per match.
The youngster Ben White will have to do a better job along with his experienced teammates to minimize scoring options for the opponents.
Brighton vs Man United prediction and betting tips :
The match is a round of 16 in the EFL Cup scheduled on 30th September at the Falmer Stadium. According to betting experts and online platforms, it feels that Man United have an upper hand on paper currently. But an underdog like Brighton should never be taken lightly and should never be written off.