Manchester United v Brighton Preview And Predictions - Premier League Week 18
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Manchester United v Brighton Preview And Predictions - Premier League Week 18

Manchester United will be looking to move ahead of West Ham and into fourth spot when they welcome Brighton in their week 18 postponed Premier League game. United are unbeaten in their last five however they will be looking to break their stalemate run of consecutive games against a Brighton team that have been climbing up the table with a seven game unbeaten run. Check out our preview and predictions for the game and if playing online casino is your entertainment of choice, then head over to Genting Casino and check out our selection of over 3000 online slots and our Premium Live Casino tables available to play on any device!


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There are some serious issues at Man United that Ralph Rangnick has to sort out, as despite their dominance in games they can’t quite seem to get over the line. That’s now three 1-1 draws in a row across all competitions despite going a goal up in each of them, and it doesn’t get any easier here against Brighton.

Graham Potter’s men are proving to be one the hardest to beat in the league this season, with only the top three of Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea losing fewer than the Seagulls’ four matches, and Villa Park remains the only visiting ground they’ve lost at so far this campaign.

This is the first meeting between the clubs this season, though since Brighton were promoted back in 2017, the 10 head-to-heads across all competitions are heavily stacked in the Red Devils’ favour (W8-L2), with both Seagulls victories coming at the Amex and they are coming into this still in search of their first ever victory at Old Trafford.

There’s been a pretty regular pattern for both these sides and that’s stalemates. Despite the media attention on Man United at the moment, they’ve still only lost one of their last 16 matches (W8-D7-L1), which came as one goal defeat to a tough Wolves side on home soil, while Brighton are currently on a seven-game unbeaten run (W3-D4) since they lost at home to Wolves by the same 1-0 score line.

1-1 Draw

It certainly wouldn’t be a shock to see this one end all square either, with it almost getting to the stage where it would be surprising if this didn’t finish 1-1. 

Indeed, as mentioned, each of the last three Man United games have finished by that exact score line, while five of Brighton’s last eight have seen that correct score land.

There are no new notable absentees for either side, as Edinson Cavani the biggest attacking loss for the hosts, with his side seeing a 15% decrease in output when the Uruguayan forward hasn’t started since the beginning of last season.




Under 2.5 Goals

With confidence low in the home camp, and prolificacy an issue for the visitors, we’d be surprised if this was a goal fest. 

Only Wolves have scored fewer goals than Potter’s side from teams outside the relegation zone, while United have scored one or fewer in 10 of their last 13 outings and for that reason it looks very likely that we’ll see a maximum of two strikes in what is likely to be a clash of fine margins.

PREDICTIONS:

1-1 DRAW

UNDER 2.5 GOALS


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