Kick-off: 1945, 30/09/2020
Stadium: Amex Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Brighton were desperately unlucky to lose 3-2 to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday and can gain some revenge in the EFL Cup.
The personnel will be much different for this fourth-round tie, but Albion’s squad players are still backed to be sharper than their United counterparts.
We’re snapping up 33/20 for the Seagulls to progress for our first Brighton vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton played some excellent football over the weekend and created easily enough chances to come out on top.
Solly March’s late header looked to have at least earned Albion a share of the spoils, only for a 97th-minute penalty decision to prove their undoing.
Neal Maupay had earlier put the Seagulls ahead from the spot but went from hero to villain when guilty of the handball which allowed United to prevail.
Graham Potter said: “Hopefully, we’ll all be better for this experience, because it’s been a very traumatic one in terms of how emotionally draining it’s been.
“We have to dust ourselves down quickly and try to focus on the things we did really well, because there was a lot there.”
Brighton struck the woodwork five times, as they repeatedly carved open United’s defence.
Potter has rung the changes in this competition, but Albion still impressed in a 4-0 demolition of Portsmouth here and a 2-0 triumph at Preston.
Iranian Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Argentine Alexis Mac Allister netted in both games, with Potter praising the “character, personality and quality” shown.
The second string has earned the right to face the Red Devils and will relish the chance to push for more playing time in the top flight.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United took all three points thanks to a Lewis Dunk own-goal, Marcus Rashford’s superb solo effort and a fine Bruno Fernandes penalty.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted it was another far-from-convincing display from the Red Devils during a stuttering start to the campaign.
The head coach insisted: “The sharpness and the fitness might not be there, and the form, but it’s going to come.
“We’ve got three, four weeks catching up to do to a few teams and the more games we play, the more 90 minutes the lads get, we’ll be better and better and sharper and sharper.”
He confessed, though: “Our shape isn’t there, we’re not sharp enough to get out to stop crosses or to follow runs, so we’re a little bit behind.”
Solskjaer shuffled his pack when United laboured to a win at Luton in the last round, with the 3-0 scoreline flattering the Red Devils, and will again bring in new faces here.
Some of those remain undercooked and could well be caught cold at Amex Stadium, so 8/5 for the hosts to score first is added to our Brighton vs Man Utd betting tips.
For those seeking a correct score call, 27/2 for the Seagulls to prevail 2-1 is the pick.
BRIGHTON 2-3 MAN UTD – Neal Maupay (pen), Solly March + Lewis Dunk (og), Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes (pen)
Previous head-to-head: Brighton 0-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 3-1 Brighton, Man Utd 2-1 Brighton, Brighton 3-2 Man Utd
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