The Erik ten Hag era starts on Sunday as Manchester United welcome Brighton to Old Trafford. The Red Devils have not made the squad strengthening moves many fans would have hoped for ahead of the season’s kick off. Yet, the Red Devils looked strong in preseason with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford looking reborn under Ten Hag.
Manchester United vs Brighton Bet Builder Tips
Brighton head into the campaign with question marks around the squad. Midfielder Yves Bissouma was sold to Tottenham and left-back Marc Cucurella has been told to stay away from the first team. Cucurella’s much-wanted transfer to Manchester City did not come off and now, the defender is being kept away from disrupting the squad.
It isn’t a great way for Brighton to start the campaign. Manchester United have similar issues as Cristiano Ronaldo tries to force a move away from the club. It is a massive opening game for both clubs. Manchester United are at the best betting odds of 4/7 to win at home, while Brighton are at the odds of 9/2 to win away. The teams are at odds of 16/5 to draw.
Manchester United vs Brighton full-time result
Man United limped to the end of last season with five of their last six games ending without wins. The team looked good in preseason under Ten Hag, but the squad is still full of holes. United have a great start to the season with Brighton and Brentford as the first two opponents before playing Liverpool at Old Trafford. Five of the last six games between these clubs ended in a Man United win. Last season, the Red Devils won 2-0 at home. Man United should win at full-time.
Manchester United vs Brighton Halftime result
Manchester United have been losing or drawing with Brighton in last three matches. The Red Devils should start this match far better than the last three fixtures versus the Seagulls. Last season, home teams won 34% of first halves in the league. Man United should win the first half.
Manchester United vs Brighton Halftime / Full-time result
The Red Devils should be winning at both halftime and full-time. Although Brighton have played well in the first half of games versus Man United previously, the loss of Bissouma and Cucurella’s absence should play a big part in Brighton’s defence versus a new-look United.
Manchester United vs Brighton Double Chance
Yes, Brighton pummeled Man United last season at the Amex 4-0. That was an anomaly of a result. This time around, Man United should be far better. If you are looking for insurance on your bet, then a Man United win or draw double chance could be a safe bet.
Manchester United vs Brighton Over/Under
Three of the last six games between these teams finished with United winning to nil. Brighton scored 42 goals in 38 games in 2021-22. It was the fewest goals of the top nine teams in the league. Although United conceded 57 goals, they should be better this season with two defenders already signed. Last season, 54% of games finished with more than 2.5 goals. This game should see more than 2.5 goals. Eight of the last nine matches between these teams had over 2.5 goals.
Manchester United vs Brighton First Goal Scorer
Will Cristiano Ronaldo start? It is claimed the striker is “knuckling down” after Ten Hag gave Ronaldo what-for. The striker should start the campaign with a bang and get Man United’s first goal.
Manchester United vs Brighton Anytime Goal Scorer
Jadon Sancho played very well in preseason. The former Dortmund winger looked out of his depth last term. Still, Sancho scored three goals and added three assists. My betting tips prediction is for the winger to get on the scoresheet and to tally a goal anytime.
Manchester United vs Brighton Last Goal Scorer
Could Ronaldo get the game’s first and last goal? Perhaps he can, but I’m backing Bruno Fernandes to get the game’s final goal. Fernandes is under a lot of pressure from both fans and the club. He scored 10 goals last term with all coming from open play. If United get a penalty, it could be Fernandes ton take it. He did miss two spot kicks in the league last term.
Manchester United vs Brighton to be carded
Brighton’s Neal Maupay is a fiery forward. He tallied seven yellow cards last season in the league. Maupay is unlikely to play as a transfer to Italy’s Salernitana for £15 million looks to be on the cards. Therefore, defender Shane Duffy, who also received seven yellow cards, could be booked versus Man United’s attack.
Manchester United vs Brighton Winning Margin
Manchester United should pick up the win and I fancy them posting a 3-0 victory over Brighton at home.
Manchester United vs Brighton Total Goals - Odd/Even
A Manchester United 3-0 win against Brighton would see an odd number of total goals.
Manchester United vs Brighton Half with most goals
The last five games in all competitions between these teams finished with the most goals being scored in the second period. This trend could continue and my betting tips prediction is for the second half to see the majority of the game’s goals.
Manchester United vs Brighton BTTS
My betting tips prediction is for NO BTTS when Man United play Brighton. The Red Devils’ defence could throw a shutout against the Seagulls. Three of the last six games between these teams finished with Man United winning to nil.