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Manchester United vs Brighton - 01/19/19 - English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

In the English Premier League, Manchester United are set to host Brighton at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have been in incredible form since firing Jose Mourinho as the team is yet to lose under the new manager. Last weekend Manchester United travelled to London to beat Tottenham away from home. It was an inspired performance by the Red Devils as the team managed to keep a clean sheet after having on 38% of the possession. Marcus Rashford was the hero for Manchester United as the striker scored the only goal of the game. It is also important to mention the performance by David De Gea as the superstar goalkeeper made 11 saves to prevent Tottenham from scoring. As it currently stands, Manchester United are only 6 points behind the team in 4th spot. With Chelsea and Arsenal playing against each other this weekend, this match will be a great chance for Manchester United to move close to the Champions League spots.

Brighton, in comparison, lost their previous match to Liverpool. Brighton were outclassed and never looked like getting any points out of the game. As far as this game is concerned, Brighton are expected to struggle as they have a very weak away record. Brighton have only won 1 of their last 6 away games and the win was against Huddersfield Town who are bottom of the ladder. This is going to be a very tough match for Brighton, and it is hard to see them getting anything from the fixture.

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Manchester United to win this match. While Brighton have the ability to trouble top teams, they struggle when they are away from home. Playing at Old Trafford is never easy, and it seems very unlikely that a team with a poor away record like Brighton can compete at the Theatre of Dreams. Manchester United playing exceptionally well and I see them getting all 3 points from this game.

 

Pick:
Manchester United

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