Brighton vs Manchester United – Match Predictions and Tips
Date: May 4, 2018
It’s been a largely successful season for Brighton with Chris Hughton’s side virtually securing top-flight safety with a number of games left to play. The Seagulls have been limping over the line and their recent form has not been impressive with no win in their last five matches. They host Manchester United at the AMEX on May 4th and their winless run is not expected to end here.
NetBet have priced the Red Devils up as 7/10 favourites for this clash and they will be expected to collect three points on the south coast, as they did in the home fixture last November. Jose Mourinho’s side have been free-scoring on the road recently and have won their last three matches including a memorable 3-2 victory at the Etihad.
They are generally assumed to be a low-scoring side but nine of their 17 matches on the road this campaign have featured three or more goals and another entertaining 90 minutes is expected here.
It’s 19/20 for Over 2.5 Goals to land and with Brighton having netted eight times in their last five home matches, it looks a decent bet. Both Teams to Score? Yes is 9/10 in this game and this would have paid out in five of the last six matches here at the AMEX. Liverpool and Spurs have both conceded at this stadium and with Pascal Gross pulling the strings, there is plenty of creativity in this Brighton side.
Lukaku May Miss Out
Manchester United could be without Romelu Lukaku for this game with the big Belgian limping off against Arsenal on April 29th. He remains the favourite in the anytime goalscorer market but it may be more advisable to look elsewhere. Marcus Rashford is 15/8 with 888Sport to net during the 90 minutes whilst Alexis Sanchez can be backed at 17/10. Paul Pogba has endured plenty of criticism this season but the Frenchman does pop up with important goals and he is 31/10 to find the net here.