Premier League Preview: Man United vs Brighton Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Sep 16)
- Man United looking to bounce back from defeat before the international break
- Brighton won this exact fixture on the opening day of last season
One of the standout matches in the Premier League this weekend will see Man United host Brighton at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have made a slow start to the new season, while a victory for the Seagulls could see them end the upcoming round in the top four.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m ET
- Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
- How To Watch: NBC
It has been a slow start to the new Premier League season for Man United, and off-field issues are threatening to derail the progression made in Erik ten Hag’s first season in charge. The Red Devils currently sit eleventh in the standings after winning two and losing two in their opening four.
The two defeats that United have suffered this season means that they have lost half of their opening four matches for just the second time in the last eleven seasons. United’s record in this fixture also needs further inspection, as they have lost each of their last three against the Seagulls. That includes a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on the opening day of last season.
Brighton continue to be one of the standout teams in the Premier League, and any risk that their European finish last term may have been a fluke have been answered emphatically over the opening weeks of the campaign. The Seagulls went into the international break after picking up a 3-1 win over Newcastle, with Evan Ferguson netting a first professional hat-trick.
Brighton landed a 4-1 win against Wolves in their first match on the road this term. However, they haven’t picked up back-to-back wins away from home since January. However, they have scored at least once in each of their last 15 matches away from the AMEX Stadium.
Man United vs Brighton Prediction
This is a really tricky assignment for United on their return to action this weekend. Brighton’s record against the Red Devils looks an interesting angle, and for that reason, we will be siding with a win for the Seagulls with both teams finding the net.