Kick-off: 1600, 19/08/2018
Stadium: Amex Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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Manchester United made a much brighter start to the new Premier League campaign than Brighton and are now fancied to avenge May’s surprise loss at Amex Stadium.
The Red Devils registered a solid success against Leicester in the opening round of fixtures, whereas Albion were well beaten at Watford.
Jose Mourinho’s side get the nod to follow up at 4/5 in our initial Brighton vs Man Utd prediction.
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Brighton secured their survival when beating United three months ago and then spent around £60million on 10 new players this summer, so they will have been bitterly disappointed with a 2-0 defeat at Watford.
Albion’s defending let them down badly, although a 26th-minute injury which forced captain Bruno off didn’t help their cause.
Chris Hughton was clearly frustrated and declared: “I have no complaints with the result. I thought we lost to the better side in most departments.
“It’s a concern. We can’t have any complaints about new players settling in because, apart from Bernardo, it was last season’s team.”
Hughton may react by looking to keep things steady early on, but we think United have the class to come through in the end.
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United got off to a flying start against the Foxes via a Paul Pogba penalty and Luke Shaw doubled the lead late on.
Jamie Vardy set up a tense finish by pulling one back, but the Red Devils held firm for a deserved success.
Mourinho did have to contend with injuries and players returning late from the World Cup, but hailed France international Pogba for a “monster” performance just 26 days after the Russia 2018 final.
“Pre-season was very hard and we needed this fantastic spirit by the players to manage this performance and this result,” said the manager.
“We played well in periods against a good team that invested more than us. We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have.”
Substitutes such as Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young and Anthony Martial should all be more tuned up this week, though.
We reckon 6/1 for the visitors to put in a controlled display and prevail 1-0 is worth adding to our Brighton vs Man Utd betting tips.
Watford 2-0 BRIGHTON
MAN UTD 2-1 Leicester – Paul Pogba (pen), Luke Shaw
Head-to-head: Brighton 1-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-0 Brighton, Man Utd 1-0 Brighton
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