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Man United Underdogs? Value Bet in Goals vs Brighton

After edging Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford and claiming their first win in nearly a month, Manchester United will be looking to come away with another victory as they travel to Brighton. While United (+200) enters the match as the underdog, Brighton (+110) is favored to pick up the three points at home. Click here to view real-time Premier League betting odds.

 

Man United Underdogs? Value Bet in Goals vs Brighton
Brighton's Brazilian striker #09 Joao Pedro | Glyn KIRK / AFP

Brighton vs Manchester United Match Information

  • Match: Brighton (12-12-13) vs Manchester United (17-6-14)
  • Location: Falmer Stadium, Brighton, England
  • Day/Time: Sunday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Brighton vs Manchester United Live Stream: Fubo.tv

 

Brighton vs Manchester United Odds and Spreads

Brighton vs Manchester United Betting Tips

  • Manchester United’s win vs Newcastle was their first league victory against a top-half team since Feb. 11.
  • United has not won an away match since Feb. 18.
  • Brighton have won just one match since the March international break.
  • Brighton has picked up just 18 points in 2024 – only the bottom four sides in the Premier League have fewer.
  • United have conceded 58 goals, their most across a single Premier League campaign.

 

Prop Bets: Back Goals From Both Teams

After a promising debut campaign under their new managers, it’s fair to say that both Manchester United and Brighton have been knocked down a few pegs this season. Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton have gone from sealing a first-ever European qualification to festering in midtable, with the Seagulls occupying 10th place in the table after a run of just one win in their last nine matches.

As for Manchester United, after finishing fourth in their first season under Erik ten Hag, they enter the final match in eighth place, level on 57 points with Newcastle. Whether they come in sixth place, seventh, or eighth, United will qualify for Europe if they can beat Manchester City in the FA Cup Final, a task that is far easier said than done.

When Ten Hag took charge in the summer of 2022, United had won each of their last seven matches against Brighton – since then, they’ve lost four in a row to the Seagulls, who will be looking to make history with a fifth straight victory against United. Both sides have found clean sheets hard to come by in recent weeks, with Brighton collecting just one in their last seven matches, and conceding 3+ goals to Arsenal, Manchester City, and Bournemouth.

Apart from those three defeats, however, Brighton have found the back of the net in seven of their last eight. They remain a potent threat both in possession and on the counter with the pace and finesse of Simon Adingra, the cool and collected finishing and hold-up play of João Pedro, and more. While Brighton’s risk-heavy style in possession could yield quite a few costly giveaways for United to take advantage of, they are more than capable of compromising a United side that has not kept a clean sheet in all competitions since March 9.

Seven of United’s last nine matches have featured over 3.5 goals, and there’s ample reason for that trend to continue. With Amad Diallo flying high on confidence and Rasmus Højlund grabbing his 15th goal of the campaign, United has the tools to cause some damage against a Brighton side that has been off the pace in recent weeks.

Nine of United’s last eleven matches have seen both teams find the back of the net, and we’re backing that trend to continue on Sunday in our Premier League betting picks.

 

Best Bets: Over 3½ goals (Even), Both Teams to Score (-350)

 

 

Questions of the Day

Which player is likely to score or assist in the Premier League?


Bruno Fernandes has registered a goal contribution in six of his last seven matches, and we’re backing him to continue that trend in Brighton.

Which Premier League match-up is likely to be high-scoring this week?


Seven of Manchester United’s last nine matches have featured over 3.5 goals, and we’re expecting their match vs. Brighton to follow that pattern.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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