Manchester United vs Brighton prediction and odds: Old Trafford faithful set for another frustrating night

Check out our 57/50 Manchester United vs Brighton prediction below

The most damning aspect of Manchester United’s failure to beat Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday is that it wasn’t even a surprise. United have now drawn three successive games, in all of which they held the lead but failed to capitalize.

The same mistakes, at both ends of the pitch, are being made time and again and Ralf Rangnick must be tearing his hair out at the complete ineptitude of what are, on paper, talented footballers.

And if you think the visit of Brighton is the perfect opportunity to inject some life into this borderline embarrassing campaign, think again because this is going to be another very difficult game for the Reds.

United are 8/11 favorites with Grosvenor Sport to win this rearranged fixture, that’s a shade bigger than the 4/7 they were to beat Southampton on Saturday, while the Seagulls are an extremely tempting 19/5 to inflict further misery on an already fed up Old Trafford crowd.

A lot has been made of United’s sky-high shot count in recent weeks but they were actually out-shot by the Saints on Saturday, although the Reds had a much higher xGF of 2.1 compared to the Saints’ 1.1.

But that’s part of the problem; United are creating big chances and getting into great areas in the penalty area, much more so that earlier in the season, but the decisions they are making in those split moments are often flawed or just executed badly.

That is going to be an issue against Brighton because the Reds are unlikely to create a stack of big chances against this well-drilled Graham Potter side.

The Seagulls had little difficulty swotting Watford aside without conceding at the weekend, a result which means they have only shipped 12 goals on the road this term – that’s less than anyone bar City and Chelsea.

Brighton are the draw specialists of the Premier League with over half of their matches this term (12 of 23) ending in a stalemate, but that includes draws at Liverpool, West Ham and Chelsea, so they won’t fear a trip to Old Trafford , especially given the way United are operating.

Neal Maupay celebrates with Danny Welbeck.  (Image: Henry Browne/Getty Images)
Neal Maupay celebrates with Danny Welbeck. (Image: Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Brighton Prediction

United are making it very difficult for punters to place their faith in them right now and the 8/11 about a Reds victory hardly makes much appeal.

Brighton are both well organized and dangerous in attack. They haven’t failed to find the net at least eleven in their last nine matches in all competitions and it would be no surprise if they broke through a United rearguard that is giving up big chances to every side they face.

A Brighton win at 19/5 is very tempting here but let’s keep the draw onside because that’s a big runner given the record of these sides this term. With that in mind, the 57/50 about Brighton and the draw in the Double Chance market rates a fair bet.

Recommended bet: Brighton/Draw (Double Chance) – 57/50

Manchester United vs Brighton odds with Grosvenor Sport

  • Manchester United 8/11
  • Draw 5/14
  • Brighton 5/19

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Manchester United vs Brighton Head to Head (last 5 meetings)

Apr 4, 2021: Manchester United 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion (Premier League)

Sep 30, 2020: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Manchester United (Carling Cup)

Sep 26, 2020: Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 Manchester United (Premier League)

Jun 30, 2020: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Manchester United (Premier League)

Nov 10, 2019: Manchester United 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion (Premier League)

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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