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From an entertainment point of view, if this contest at Old Trafford tonight is half as dramatic as the last Premier League game between these sides then it should keep neutral fans happy. The previous league clash between these two saw Brighton equalise in the 95th minute only for United to win it 3-2 thanks to a Bruno Fernandes penalty in the 10th minute of injury time, in a decision that was given by VAR after the final whistle was blown.
That means that this game has a lot to live up to, as The Red Devils attempt to seal the most meaningless second place finish since the last time they ended the season as runner-up in 2018. Meanwhile, Brighton will be hoping to extend the gap between them and Fulham as they scrap to get away from the relegation zone.
Sunday 19:30 – Man United v Brighton
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It’s unquestionable though that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have had the upperhand in this fixture in recent times, as they’ve won the last five meetings in-a-row. With United now out of the FA Cup, securing a top four finish is now more important than ever for the home side, and we fancy them to extend their winning run over The Seagulls here.
As mentioned above, Bruno Fernandes has a habit of making Brighton feel the pain since he joined Man United in January 2020. The Portuguese star has been involved in four of United’s six goals against Graham Potter’s outfit in his two league matches against them.
Fernandes has also found the net an impressive three times in those two meetings, so Lewis Dunk and Co in the Seagulls defence know exactly the damage he can do. Stopping Fernandes is the problem though, and when you add into the equation that he is Man United’s designated penalty taker, you have to fancy him to hit the back of the net in this one.
Despite the fact that Dan Burn is more than competent in his position, the sight of a 6ft 7in left-back will never not be an odd one to fans of the game. But, it’s likely that he will have to face off against an on-song Dan James in this game.
James will be bouncing having scored a late winner for Wales in their World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic and his speed should cause issues for the rangy Brighton full-back. Burn has been booked in one of every four games he’s played in the Premier League this season and we reckon he’ll end up in Mike Dean’s notebook tonight too.
This choice is a pretty simple one to explain, there’s always bloody goals when these sides square off! The Over 2.5 Goals bet has come up in the last six games between the teams in all competitions and we don’t see that stat changing in this one.
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