Kick-off: 1500, 19/01/2019
Stadium: Old Trafford
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David De Gea was the hero of Manchester United’s win at Tottenham and he will be eyeing another Premier League clean sheet when Brighton visit Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have struggled against the Seagulls on the road but beat them 1-0 here in this competition last season and 2-0 in the FA Cup.
We’re snapping up 19/20 for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rejuvenated side to win to nil again as our first Man Utd vs Brighton prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
De Gea had to make a series of fine saves to keep United in front at Wembley after Marcus Rashford had capitalised on Paul Pogba’s excellent through ball with a fine finish just before half-time.
However, that was a third straight win without conceding for the Red Devils, who prevailed 2-0 at Newcastle in the league before seeing off Reading by the same scoreline in the cup.
Talk of a top-four finish has been resurrected by five straight victories in this competition since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho.
Jesse Lingard said of the Spurs triumph: “It’s a massive win. It keeps the confidence going and we focus on the next game.
“It was always going to be a test, we knew that from the beginning, but we put them on the back foot from the off and hopefully in the future we can start the second half like that as well.
“Now we’ve got to keep looking forward. We’ve got another game against Brighton on Saturday and we need three points. We’ll see where we are at the end of the season.
“We’re very organised. We want to attack, we want to make those runs forward. The midfielders are running forward and we’re putting other teams under pressure. It’s working and we need to carry it on.”
Looking at the Man Utd vs Brighton odds, we reckon 11/2 for a 2-0 home win is the way to go.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Jones, Young, Shaw, Pogba, Lingard, Herrera, Matic, Rashford, Martial.
Alexis Sanchez and Eric Bailly are back in contention for United, but Marouane Fellaini faces up to four weeks out with a calf injury.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton enjoyed a nice little spell after Christmas, beating Everton in between draws with Arsenal and West Ham, as well as advancing in the FA Cup at Bournemouth’s expense.
However, Albion were edged out 1-0 by Liverpool on home turf last weekend, with Mohamed Salah grabbing the decisive goal from the penalty spot.
Chris Hughton was frustrated his side came away empty-handed, despite a regimented performance, stating: “We restricted them to minimal chances and our discipline was really good.
“On the balance of play, I thought we deserved to get something from it. We went for it in the latter part of the game and showed a real intent to get back on level terms.”
Only eight of Brighton’s 26 points have come from road trips, though, and they do struggle to score at big grounds.
Let’s finish off our Man Utd vs Brighton betting tips by taking 12/5 for the Red Devils to lead 1-0 at half-time, as that was the interval score when the Seagulls visited Anfield and Etihad Stadium earlier this term.
Last Brighton line-up: Button, Bong, Duffy, Dunk, Montoya, Stephens, Gross, March, Propper, Locadia, Murray.
Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma faces a late fitness test due to a hip problem.
Left-back Bernardo (hamstring) and winger Jose Izquierdo (knee) remain sidelined, while goalkeeper Mat Ryan and winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh are still on international duty at the Asian Cup.
Tottenham 0-1 MAN UTD – Marcus Rashford
BRIGHTON 0-1 Liverpool
Head-to-head: Brighton 3-2 Man Utd, Brighton 1-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-0 Brighton, Man Utd 1-0 Brighton
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