Brighton v Man Utd Betting Tips

Published: 15.08.2018

Jose Mourinho was all smiles when he turned up to Old Trafford for the first match of the new Premier League season.

Despite battling through the Friday night Manchester traffic on the official Man Utd coach, Mourinho was joking with staff and reporters before the serious action got underway.

The Man Utd manager’s mood was boosted further by a pretty straightforward win over Leicester but it soured when he saw Paul Pogba’s post-game comments.

The French midfielder suggested that he would be fined if he told the truth about his happiness at the club. Those comments once again cast a shadow over the club as pundits and fans alike speculate on the relationship between Mourinho and the club’s ownership and even some key players.

This is not the first time that Mourinho has had problems at a club. He’s had more than his fair share of headlines over the years for his behaviour but there is no suggestion that he’s been anything other than professional when it comes to the task of preparing his team.

That is not good news for Brighton fans who are hoping against hope that their team will kickstart their season with a win over Man Utd on Sunday. The Seagulls got off to a poor start with a 2-0 defeat away to Watford and we don’t foresee a change in their fortunes in our Brighton v Man Utd betting tips.

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Man Utd to Triumph in a Tight Match

You’ll hear a lot of talk about ‘the magic 40-point mark’ in the EPL. Only once has a club been relegated from the Premier League having amassed more than 40 points and reaching that mark was enough for Brighton to finish 15th last season.

It remains the target once again for Chris Hughton and his players but they’ll have to improve on last year’s offering if they are to repeat the trick.

The Seagulls scored just 34 goals from their 38 EPL matches last season. Although the Brighton board sanctioned moves for attacking players in the summer transfer window there are few players in their squad to really worry the Man Utd defence.

United haven’t exactly been fearsome attacking unit that often under Mourinho either. Therefore, we recommend complementing a bet on Man Utd to win at $1.75 with Unibet with another bet on under 2.5 goals at $1.66 with Bet365.

If you’re looking for a bigger payout on a low scoring win for the away side, the $7.50 that Palmerbet are quoting on Man Utd winning 2-0 looks a good price. United didn’t exactly do anything in preseason to suggest they’ll be any better going forwards this season but we do think they’ll be comfortable at the Amex Stadium.

Pogba to Take Centre Stage Again

Paul Pogba is always going to make headlines at Man Utd. Thankfully, at least some of them were for the right reason last week as he scored United’s opening goal against Leicester from the penalty spot.

Pogba was given the captain’s armband for that first match and looks set to lead the team out again against Brighton. We think he will lead from the front on the pitch as well as he looks to really stamp his authority on the Premier League so consider backing Pogba scoring in a Man Utd win at $4.50 with bookmaker.com.au.

Brighton v Man Utd  Betting Tips

Man Utd to win at $1.75 with Unibet

Under 2.5 goals at $1.66 with Bet365

Man Utd 2-0 correct score at $7.50 with Palmerbet

Paul Pogba to score and Man Utd to win at $4.50 with bookmaker.com.au