Man Utd v Brighton Tips: Three best bets for Sunday night's clash at Old Trafford
Live on BT Sports 1, Manchester United host Brighton this Sunday at 7.30pm. United come in to this fixture as the favourites unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games but their confidence must have taken a hit after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester City before the international break. Brighton have finally turned their good performances into results as they are looking to build on their two impressive wins against Newcastle and Southampton. They will be looking for revenge here after they were beaten by United 3-2 in the reverse leg after a controversial penalty was awarded against them in the 100th minute.
Juan Mata and Phil Jones are out for Manchester United while Rashford, Martial, Cavani, Greenwood, Lindelof and Cavani are doubtful.
Solly March, Tariq Lamptey, Adam Webster and Florin Andone are out for Brighton while Aaron Conolly is doubtful.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Pogba, Fred, Rashford, Fernandes, James, Cavani
Brighton possible starting lineup:
Sanchez, White, Dunk, Burn, Groß, Bissouma, Lallana, Moder, Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck
Brighton’s story of the season has been good performances but not turning them into results. Now that they are picking up points I have to fancy them to put up a fight against Manchester United. They scored twice in the reverse leg and also in their last two visits to Old Trafford. With so much attacking talent at their disposal, Manchester United should be a given to score so BTTS looks like a fantastic pick here for a 1pt stake.
Manchester United top the charts in terms of most penalties scored with 8. They have scored two penalties in their last four home games and also scored one in the reverse leg against Brighton. Backing them to get awarded another penalty here by Mike Dean and Fernandes to make no mistake.
Bissouma is Brighton’s most booked player with six cautions while Maguire is United’s most booked player with eight yellow cards. In Mike Dean, we have a referee who loves dishing out cards so we are getting great value on this booking double @ 19/1 and I am happy to have this as my longshot.