Manchester United looks to extend its impressive run and keep an out of doors shot at the English Premier League title when it hosts Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday at Old Trafford. Manchester United is unbeaten in its past nine Premier League games and entered the weekend 14 points off Manchester City’s pace with nine games left. The Red Devils whip Manchester City 2-0 on March 7 but missing 3-1 to Leicester City in the FA Cup quarterfinals on March 21. Brighton is in 16th place but comes in off consecutive victories, including a 3-0 win against Newcastle on March 20.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET. The most recent Brighton vs. Manchester United odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Manchester United as the 0.5-goal and -155 money-line favorite (risk $155 to win $100), while the over-under for complete goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Manchester United vs. Brighton picks, take a look at the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine’s Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports author and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $18,200 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Manchester United vs. Brighton and revealed his best bets. You’ll only see them over at SportsLine.
Brighton vs. Manchester United spread: Man United -0.5Brighton vs. Manchester United over-under: 2.5 goalsBrighton vs. Manchester United money line: Brighton +440, Man U -155, Draw +285BRI: The Seagulls have allowed only four more goals than they’ve scored.MANU: The Red Devils have scored 56 Premier League goals this season
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Why you will have to back Manchester United
The Red Devils (16-9-4, 57 points) realize they are going to wish to string together a flawless finish to have any shot at the league title. They face a Seagulls side that is six points above the relegation zone. Man U has won five in a row and nine of the final 11 against Brighton, with a 14-4 scoring edge in the final five meetings. Manchester United has recorded a clean sheet in six of its final seven Premier League games, with a defense headed by captain Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.
Manchester United is in the course of a goalkeeper controversy, with 24-year-old Dean Henderson starting the past six EPL matches and expected to be the choice moving forward. But David de Gea, 30, used to be one of the vital world’s top goalkeepers not long ago and has nine of the team’s 12 clean sheets. The Red Devils have a couple of injuries, but midfielder Bruno Fernandes is third in the Premier League in both goals (16) and assists (10). Marcus Rashford (nine goals, seven assists) is expected back from an ankle injury, and Edinson Cavani (six goals) can cause trouble in the box.
Why you will have to back Brighton
The Seagulls (7-11-11, 32 points) are fighting to stay out of the relegation zone, and they’ve the firepower to bring some issues for Manchester United. The Red Devils struggled against Leicester in the last match before the break, and Brighton manager Graham Potter used to be likely taking paper money. The Seagulls outscored Southampton and Newcastle 5-1 in their past two games and seem to be breaking out of their funk. They’re far below their expected points complete of 48.87 and have been dominant in several games this season, but they’ve struggled to finish their chances.
The Seagulls have scorers who can cause issues for United’s defense, starting with Neal Maupay, who has a team-best eight goals. Leandro Tossard and Lewis Dunk have four apiece, and Danny Welbeck has three and will be motivated against the team he starred for in six seasons. Midfielders Pascal Gross (six assists) and Adam Lallana play pivotal roles in Brighton’s offense, feeding the ball to teammates in open spaces. The Seagulls are seventh in the league in complete shots, and they’re after all starting to put them on track.
How to make EPL picks for Brighton vs. Manchester United
Green has studied this matchup from each and every imaginable angle and locked in his best bets, including one with a plus-money payout. Go to SportsLine now to see his picks.
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