Less than two weeks after their Wembley match, Brighton and Manchester United will square off once more on Thursday night.
Victor Lindelof scored the decisive penalty in the shootout to give United the victory after the game ended scoreless after 120 minutes, and Brighton will be out for retribution.
The 1-1 draw against Salernitana in their most recent match put an end to Napoli’s championship celebrations and cost them their first Scudetto since 1990. Given their performance away from home and recent head-to-head victory over these opponents, Udinese, they shouldn’t have to wait too long.
Brighton vs Manchester United
Thursday’s big Premier League game at the AMEX Stadium will provide Brighton the chance to wreak FA Cup retribution on Manchester United, who will be in town.
After suffering losses in a penalty shootout against Manchester United and against Nottingham Forest, as well as a 3:1 setback, Brighton returned admirably with a stunning 6:0 thrashing of Wolves in their most recent outing.
After edging out a 1:0 victory over a hot Aston Villa team on Sunday, the visiting United team arrived on the South Coast in excellent spirits.
Following a 3-1 loss at Nottingham Forest, Roberto De Zerbi’s team bounced back admirably with a 6-0 victory over Wolves the following weekend. With that victory, Brighton served as a timely reminder to the rest of the division that they are still very much in the running for a spot in Europe. They will now want to advance their chances by defeating Manchester United.
The team of Erik ten Hag reinforced their hold on fourth place with a spirited 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday at Old Trafford.
United have won four of their previous five league games, remaining unbeaten in the process. If they were to win again today, it would deal a devastating blow to one of their competitors who are vying for a spot in Europe.
Brighton demonstrated this season how dangerous they can be and that they can beat any team, despite the fact that Manchester United is undoubtedly the bigger team of the two and the favorite to win this game.
After all, Brighton has already defeated Manchester United this year, and we all recall their 4-0 thrashing of United last year. With that in mind, Brighton will win and advance to the FA Cup final in our first Brighton vs. Man Utd prediction.
Even though Erik Ten Haag has made Manchester United better, the Red Devils’ recent road performance hasn’t been very strong. The visitors have scored two goals or more in four of their previous six away PL games, have lost three of their last seven away PL games, and that result appears to offer a lot of value given Brighton’s outstanding home performance this year.
In fact, we predict Brighton to win on Thursday with a little Cup vengeance in mind.
Our second Brighton vs. Man Utd prediction of over 2.5 total goals is mostly driven by the fact that we have seen three or more goals in four of the last five head-to-head games between Brighton and Man Utd.
Additionally, Brighton has averaged 3.14 goals per game in the Premier League this season while Manchester United has averaged 2.77 goals per game, which is encouraging for our prediction.
Tip: Brighton to Win / Over 2.5 goals
Brighton to Win ✅
Over 2.5 Goals❌
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Udinese vs Napoli
The Udinese players have a peculiar habit that they haven’t been able to break for years: they always sit in the center of the table. In other words, the Bianconeri finished between 12th and 14th place in each of the past six seasons, and they plan to continue this trend this year as well.
With 15 points more than the clubs that are most in danger of elimination, the Udinese club is safe in terms of surviving, but they are also unable to consider competing in the European arena given their 15-point deficit to sixth-place AS Roma.
Even the most optimistic supporters could not have imagined that their team would sweep the opposition aside far before the season’s finish.
In particular, the Neapolitans were in complete control throughout the entire season, thus it should come as no surprise that they will soon confirm the third “Scudetto” in the club’s history and the first after 33 years of waiting. With six matches remaining till the conclusion of this season’s Serie A, the Parthenopeans lead Lazio by an astounding 18 points.
For this Udinese vs Napoli prediction, it appears that the visiting team will win and stake their claim as the new champions because Udinese lacks any real motivation due to their Serie A standings. This season’s first meeting between these two teams was an intriguing contest that Napoli won 3-2.
When comparing their head-to-head record, Napoli has won 13 of their last 14 games, with one game ending in a tie. It’s been eight years since Udinese last defeated their next opponent.
Over the years, many goals were scored in games between Udinese and Napoli. Five goals were scored in their first encounter this year. Nine of their previous ten meetings went the full distance and paid off the stake.
Both of these teams have played in at least five “over” games this season, with Napoli playing in one fewer game with at least three goals scored and Udinese playing in 18 of those games, including four straights. Notably, the visiting team was unable to cross the line in question for three straight games.
Tip: Napoli to Win / Over 2.5 goals
Napoli to win ❌
Over 2.5 Goals ❌
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Below are our top betting fixtures for Thursday;
- Varberg v Malmo Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ✅
- Anorthosis v Olympiakos
- Porto v Famalicao Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet❌
- Qatar SC v Al Ahli Doha Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ❌
- Basaksehir v Ankaragucu ❌
- Athletic Club v Betis Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ❌
Over 2.5 goals
- Athletic Club v Betis ❌
- Sevilla v Espanyol Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ✅
- Porto v Famalicao Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ❌
- Al Duhail v Al Sadd ✅
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