Man United vs Brighton Prediction and Odds: Red Devils to start on a high note

Man United vs Brighton Prediction and Odds: Red Devils to start on a high note

Man United vs Brighton Prediction: Man United will start as favorites to win the season opener against Brighton as per the latest predictions.

With less than a month remaining for the next season of the English Premier League, the anticipation and excitement among the football have already started. Man United will begin their campaign by taking on Brighton in their home stadium of Old Trafford on 7 August 2022. 

The Red Devils will look to start on a positive note after a forgetful campaign in the last season. It was the worst season for Man United in the EPL history despite being one of the strongest sides on paper. They finished at the 6th position in the points table with 58 points from 38 matches. The return of the Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo into the squad couldn’t save them from a disappointing performance. Ronaldo played his part but he lacked support from other players. Man United will aim for a big win against Brighton in the season opener.

It will be a confident Brighton side facing Man United in an away fixture to kickstart their season. The Seagulls had an amazing last season as it was their highest finish in the points table in history. They finished at the 9th position in the points table with 51 points from 31 games. Brighton pulled off some famous upsets including the 4-0 win against Man United. The left-wing-back Marc Cucurella turned out to be the top performer of the season for Brighton. They will aim to continue the same form against Man United in the season opener.

Man United vs Brighton Prediction: Odds

PlatformMan UnitedDrawBrighton Predicted Winner
Smarkets1.583.955.9Man United
FcTables1.554.256.00Man United
SofaScore1.444.506.50Man United

Man United vs Brighton Prediction: Team Stats from EPL 2021-22

StatsMan UnitedBrighton
Goals per game1.501.11
Goals conceded per game1.501.16
Clean Sheets %21%29%
Shots Conversion Rate10%8%

Man United vs Brighton Prediction: H2H

Matches: 28 | Man United: 19 | Draw: 5 | Brighton: 4

Recent 5 Meetings: Man United: 4 | Draw: 0 | Brighton: 1

Last Meeting: Brighton defeated Man United with a score of 4-0 in the last EPL season on 7 May 2022.

Man United vs Brighton Prediction: Possible Lineup 

Man United (4-1-2-3): de Gea; Shaw, Varane, Maguire, Timber; Fred; Sancho, Fernandes; Ronaldo, Nunez, Sancho

Brighton (3-4-1-2): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Cucurella; Bernardo, Mooy, Bissouma, Lamptey; Trossard, Maupay

Man United vs Brighton Prediction: Offensive and Defensive Stats

Forward:

One of the best footballers of the current generation, Cristiano Ronaldo leads the attack for the Red Devils. CR7 was absolutely brilliant in the last season as he scored 18 goals. He also created 7 big chances for his team.

Brighton’s forward attack is spearheaded by the French professional footballer, Neal Maupay. Maupay added 8 goals to his name in the last season at an average of 1.9 shots per game.

Midfield:

The midfield panel of Man United consists of players like Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes. Sancho scored thrice and played at an average of 1.4 key passes per game. Fernandes played with a passing accuracy of 79%. He also won 1.3 possession per game.

Yves Bissouma and Alexis Mac Allister have been the top midfielders for the Seagulls in the EPL 2021-22. Bissouma maintained a passing accuracy of 89% with 67% dribbling success. Allister scored 5 goals for his team along with a 53% success rate in ground duels.

Defense:

Centre-back Harry Maguire is the leader of the pack in the defense. Maguire has played with an average of 3.3 clearance per game in the last season with 80% dribbling success. Luke Shaw is another crucial defender for the Red Devils who maintained his tackling average at 1.1 per match with 57% success in aerial duels.

Marc Cucurella and Lewis Dunk have been the top defenders for Brighton in the last season. Cucurella played at an average of 2.7 tackles per game with 61% success in ground duels. Dunk looked good too with an average of 3.8 clearances per game, winning 69% of aerial duels.

Man United vs Brighton Prediction: Winner

It will be interesting to see how Man United performs under the new coach Eric ten Hag. Hag has got a lot of areas to work on to regain the supremacy of the Red Devils. On the other hand, Brighton will aim to continue the same form from the last season and give another heartbreak to Man United fans. The predictions and betting platforms are favoring Man United for this fixture.

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