Manchester United is possibly the most unpredictable team in the Premier League heading into a new season. Man U simply can’t afford to get off to a slow start.
A grueling preseason schedule should ensure that Manchester United are fully fit and ready for their first official game under new manager Erik ten Hag and there is an air of optimism surrounding this team. It seems that ten Hag is implementing the same style that Ajax used during his successful tenure there.
Will this help United climb back into the top four spots of the Premier League? The team was a mess last season, lacking identity and they still finished in sixth place so we can expect positive regression. The big question mark is will Cristiano Ronaldo stay?
Brighton & Hove Albion achieved their highest ever Premier League finish (ninth), had 10 more points (51) than their previous highest tally, scored more goals (42) than ever in the Premier League and finished above Crystal Palace for the first time since being promoted in 2017.
This time, manager Graham Potter knows that finding a striker capable of scoring more than the nine goals from Neal Maupay last year will be the key to their chances of finishing higher.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Manchester United: 1.54
• Brighton & Hove Albion: 6.20
• Draw: 4.20
• Manchester United -1: 1.97
• Brighton & Hove Albion +1: 1.93
• Over 2.5: 1.98
• Under 2.5: 1.92
Key Points to Consider
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Premier League action on May 7 and Brighton & Hove Albion won 4-0.
For Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has a 47.56 percent chance to score. He averages 2.58 shots overall per sim, 1.43 shots on goal per and 0.64 goals per sim.
For Brighton & Hove Albion, Danny Welbeck has an 18.52 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.22 shots overall per sim, 0.66 shots on goal per and 0.2 goals per sim.
Manchester United Moneyline.
Two-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on the total in this one. Average score in simulations is Manchester United 1.67 to Brighton & Hove Albion 0.8.
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