Brighton at Manchester United
February 15, 2022 3:15 pm EDT
The Line: Manchester United -130 / Brighton +380 // Total: 2.5
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Manchester United and Brighton face off on Tuesday in an English Premier League showdown at Old Trafford. When these two teams faced off in April of 2021 it was Manchester United that won 2-1.
Manchester United comes into this game sitting in 5th place in the standings having picked up 40 points. Manchester United has had some issues coming into this game and each of the last two games have ended in a draw. Manchester United had 53 percent of the possession and eight shots on target against Southampton, but they only had one shot on goal. Manchester United has scored 38 goals while their defense has given up 32 goals total. Cristiano Ronaldo has been the top player scoring eight goals and adding three assists. Even though he has had a nice season, he has struggled coming into this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Brighton who sits in 9th place in the standings having picked up 33 points. In each of the last seven games, Brighton has picked up at least one point. In the last game against Watford, Brighton had 65 percent of the possession and scored two goals. Neal Maupay scored a goal in the 44th minute and Adam Webster added another goal in the 83rd minute. Brighton has scored 25 goals total while their defense has scored 23 points. Neal Maupay has been the top player for Brighton scoring eight goals and adding two assists. In this game, Brighton is going to need the defense to be good, or it could be a long game. If the defense is good though. Brighton is going to be in good shape to pick up at least one point in this game.
Manchester United has had some issues coming into this game, and I expect that is going to continue in this game. Manchester United’s offense has been an issue, and Brighton’s defense looked impressive in the last game. Look for Manchester United to be shut out while Brighton will score a goal or two. Back Brighton on the moneyline.