Manchester United vs Brighton
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 4th April 2021
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
Manchester United are aiming to finish 2nd in the league and they can underline that even more with a win here.
United will be the odds on favourites to win this game and are unbeaten for their last 9 although quite a few draws come into that equation. However the Red Devils have won their last 2 games in a row with their latest victory coming against West Ham in a match that finished 1-0.
At home United have won 50% of their games and are unbeaten in their last four. They haven’t lost at home for over 2 months when bottom club Sheffield United shocked them.
Brighton are in 16th place and have 32 points and are six points clear of the bottom three. The club are not safe yet but they have won their last 2 games in a row which was obviously a huge boost for Graham Potter’s side.
Brighton easily beat Newcastle in their last game by 3-0 and on the road recent form has been encouraging with just one defeat in their last five games.
Manchester United vs Brighton: Head to Head
- Last season Manchester United won this fixture 3-1.
- Manchester United have scored 9 goals past Brighton in the last 3 league meetings.
- Home or away Manchester United have won the last 5 meetings between the sides, with Brighton’s last victory coming in 2018.
Manchester United vs Brighton: Prediction
It’s hard to judge how Manchester United will be against Brighton because we are retuning from the international break and they have drawn a fair few games since the beginning of this year.
Brighton are the underdogs of course but they put together a solid run before the break, but has the break upset that flow?
This could be a much closer game than perhaps the fixture suggests and we should respect Brighton’s recent form as they try to spread their wings and escape the bottom half of the table. So we will back the away side but on the double chance which will cover us for a possible draw.