Man Utd vs Brighton: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Saturday, January 19th 2019 @10:00
Old Trafford


Man Utd 1.31 | Draw 5.18 | Brighton 8.68


Predictions | Betting Tips | Odds | Statistics

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can do no wrong at Manchester United as he brings his troops out to battle Brighton in a bid to make it a perfect seven.

Predictions

Life appears to be good in the red half of Manchester once again.

So far, caretaker manager and club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has guided the Red Devils to within sniffing distance of the top four having passed his first real test picking up three points away at Tottenham.

That result has made the Old Trafford faithful believe once more and the visit of Brighton now looks a foregone conclusion.

Right?

Not quite, as the Seagulls cannot be discounted just yet having picked up four points from their last two Premier League away games.

Chris Hughton’s side enjoy playing United and have won the last two Premier League encounters between the teams.

That is a record Solskjaer must respect as victory is no assured thing.

However, both those Brighton wins did come on the south coast and United boast a record of never having lost to the Seagulls at Old Trafford.

Seven is a lucky number and United’s resurgence since Mourinho left is no coincidence.

Solskjaer has brought a confidence and feel good factor to the club that was missing, and it is hard to see Brighton being the club to spoil the party.

Back the home win as United make it win number seven for the Norwegian in a steady but forgettable 2-0 win.

1×2 Prediction

Score Prediction

Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals

You have to go all the way back to January 1981 for the last time more than two goals were scored at Old Trafford between the two.

  • A United clean sheet

The Red Devils have kept clean sheets in their last three outings in all competitions and have not conceded to Brighton on home soil since 1983 making this a great way to go with online betting sites for a payout.

Odds

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Statistics

Head to Head

Brighton head to Old Trafford still seeking their first ever win in the Theatre of Dreams.

That is not a record to be proud of, but the Seagulls do hold the current edge having already beaten United this season in the Premier League in a thrilling 3-2 victory in August at the Amex.

Overall, the Red Devils has beaten the Seagulls 12 times with Brighton recording just 3 wins and a total of 5 draws since their first meeting in a 1909 FA Cup tie.

Stats

  • Brighton have not won a competitive fixture at Old Trafford in 10 attempts.
  • The first ever meetings between the two came in 1909 in which United won an FA Cup tie 1-0 at home.
  • United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskaer is seeking his seventh straight win in charge.
  • Just 31% of Brighton’s points has come on the road this season.
  • United keeper David de Gea has made 80 saves this season, 20 more than Brighton stopper Mat Ryan.

Man Utd 1.31 | Draw 5.18 | Brighton 8.68


 


About the Author

is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.




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