The 2021-22 Premier League champions Manchester United are returning to the field on Sunday when they host Brighton at Old Trafford. While Man United finished the season a couple of spots above Brighton, they couldn’t win the matchup in their penultimate game of the last season, picking up a disappointing 4-0 loss. Now they’ll try to claim revenge under new management in Erik ten Hag’s first competitive game as part of the Red Devils.
While Brighton won the last time these two teams faced up against each other, Man United is still the better team in this matchup. So what has Brighton done during the off-season to turn the odds in their favor? Well, their biggest signing of the summer was Julio Enciso, who is coming from Paraguayan team Club Libertad. Overall, the Brighton squad is basically the same as the one from last season.
In the pre-season, Brighton closed things up with a convincing 5-1 win over Espanyol, with Leandro Trossard netting a hat-trick. After ending on such a positive note, Potter stated the following: “I’m happy as I can be with this pre-season, in terms of how we are performing, how we are acting every day and in games”. While a lot of people might underestimate Brighton’s potential, let’s not forget that they took down United, Arsenal, and Tottenham last season. They were also capable of taking points off Liverpool and Chelsea.
Now looking at the side of Man United, there is some bad news for all the fans out there. Cristiano Ronaldo is set to start on the bench for Manchester United’s opening Premier League fixture of the 2022-23 season against Brighton. Many are speculating that the Portuguese superstar forward hasn’t had enough game time in pre-season to be considered fit enough to start this season on the field, which might be disappointing for a lot of their fans.
Man United vs Brighton Game Information
- Date: 08/07/2022
- Time: 9:00 AM ET
- Location: Old Trafford, Manchester, United Kingdom
- How to Watch Man United vs Brighton NBC
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Man United vs Brighton Betting Lines
Man United is -175 according to our Vegas Premier League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $57.14. On the other side, Brighton is +500 according to the Vegas Premier League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $500.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Man United at a 63.64% chance of winning the game, meanwhile, Brighton have 16.67% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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