On Saturday afternoon, Manchester United will host Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford in an effort to move up the Premier League standings.
While the Red Devils are currently in 11th place at this early point in the season, the Seagulls are in the top six and are only three points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Manchester United vs Brighton
Manchester United travels back to Old Trafford after losing to Arsenal on the road 3-1. Erik Ten Hag’s team would have been particularly frustrated by the outcome after giving up the equalizer barely a minute after grabbing the lead on a Marcus Rashford goal. After a Garnacho goal in the 89th minute was just about called offside, United would give up the final winner from a set piece in stoppage time.
As a result, the hosts have two victories and two defeats in their first four games. They have already seen a four-point gap to the current top four and a six-point gap form between themselves and league leaders Manchester City. Manchester United hasn’t impressed in any other time except the first 45 minutes against Tottenham.
For the visiting Brighton, their three victories in their first four games have them in sixth place, just one point below the top four. After losing 3-1 to West Ham, the Seagulls made a stunning comeback by defeating Newcastle 3-1 in their final game. This season, watching a Brighton game is never boring because the visitors are leading the league in goals scored with 12.
Their overall goal average of 4.50 per game ranks second in the Premier League. This will be Brighton’s first significant test away from the AMEX, where they have played three of their first four games. Their lone previous road game was a commanding 4-1 victory over Wolves in which Brighton generated five clear-cut goal opportunities.
Manchester United is probably going to lose this one. They might, however, choose to fight back. Rasmus Hojlund, Marcus Rashford, and Bruno Fernandes are anticipated to have important roles. Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez’s injuries, though, are major setbacks for United, and they will struggle to earn even a point in this match. Goals appear possible despite the fact that only one goal was scored in each of their last two games, including Brighton’s 1:0 PL triumph at the AMEX in May.
Last year, Brighton demonstrated that they are capable of defeating Manchester United and winning at this venue. In fact, the Red Devils’ lone home loss in the league last year came against this group. There is a good chance for an upset here because the hosts have numerous issues both on and off the field.
The availability of Evan Ferguson, who netted a hat-trick against Newcastle, is uncertain heading into this match but Solly March has also been on fire.
March has bagged three goals in four Premier League matches this term and can cause United problems down the wing, so back him to score at any time at Old Trafford.
Tip: Brighton to Win / Solly March to Score
Brighton to Win – ✅
Solly March to score – ❌
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