Brighton v Man United Tips: Easy does it for Mourinho at the Amex
Manchester United could guarantee second-spot behind Manchester City with victory over Brighton & Hove Albion this evening.
The Red Devils are five points ahead of Liverpool in third following a run of seven victories in their last eight league matches.
Opponents Brighton are still in relegation danger after a sequence of seven games without success.
Their record against United will give Seagulls fans little cause for optimism. They’ve lost their last four clashes with Jose Mourinho’s men.
Chris Hughton’s side have only emerged victorious once from this fixture in its 18 iterations.
The last four meetings between the two sides could hold the key to the way this one will go.
United have won all four. And they’ve won all four without conceding a goal.
Add in their miserliness in the Premier League this season (they’ve conceded just 27 goals), and United to Win to Nil is available at 9/5.
But who’s going to put the ball in the back of the net, we hear you ask.
Well, Romelu Lukaku bagged the opener in the FA Cup clash between the teams in March. He’s 7/2 to add to his seasonal tally of 27 and break the deadlock.
Paul Pogba has also found his scoring touch of late. The Frenchman has netted against both Arsenal and Man City in recent weeks.
It’s 23/10 that he continues his good form on the South Coast with a goal Anytime.
Brighton have failed to score in four of their last seven matches. They’ll be looking towards Glenn Murray to make things happen in the opposition penalty area.
The 34-year-old has netted four goals in his last six matches at the Amex Stadium. He’s 7/4 to add to that tally tonight.
Whatever the result, we’re expecting a tight game.
United tend to do the business up against sides in the bottom-half of the table, although not in particularly scintillating fashion.
They’ve won five of their last eight matches against sides ranked 11-20th in the Premier League by a 2-0 scoreline.
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