Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is still uncertain in Manchester United and a lot will depend on his next move. United already made a lot of changes in the offseason and they will need some time to start playing well.
- Manchester United vs Brighton
- English Premier League – Round 1
- Date – 07/08/2022
- Starting time – 03.00 PM CET
- Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, UK
Manchester United Stats & Form
Manchester United is coming off another disappointing season as they finished sixth in the Premier League. Anything but a big improvement will mean another lost season for the Red Devils who are going into the new season with many different faces on the roster.
It is still unknown if Cristiano Ronaldo will stay with the team and their performance and ambitions for the next season will depend on that. Edinson Cavani, Juan, Mata, Nemanja Matic Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard are only a few of the players that left Old Trafford this summer and the new manager Erik ten Hag will have to construct a new lineup.
United lost the last two games of the previous season but started well in the preparations for the new one.
Manchester United possible lineup: de Gea, Dalot, Jones, Maguire, Varane, Fred, Fernandes, van de Beek, McTominay, Sancho and Rushford
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Erik ten Hag will have the full roster available for the game against Brighton.
Brighton Stats & Form
Brighton is coming off one of the most successful seasons in team history as they finished in ninth place with 51 points. They proved to be one of the most difficult opponents in the league and no favorite has had an easy night when they faced Brighton.
The team has only one loss in the last ten games and will be prepared when they visit Manchester United.
In the summer transfer window, Brighton added Julio Enciso from Libertad Asuncion, Benicio Baker-Boaitey from Porto and Simon Adingra from Nordsjaelland.
Brighton possible lineup: Sanchez, Duffy, Dunk, Offiah, Veltman, Caicedo, Gross, Lalana, Mwepu, Maupay, Welbeck
Jakub Moder will not be available for Brighton in the season opener.
Manchester United vs Brighton Head-to-Head Stats
Manchester has won 4 of the last 5 games against Brighton but lost 4-0 in the last one on the American Express Community Stadium.
Nine of the last 10 games between these two teams have finished under 2.5 goals.
Manchester United vs Brighton Betting Odds
Manchester United is the favorite to win this game with -179 odds in their favor while Brighton is at 495. The odds for the draw are at 302.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -104 for over and -118 for under.
Manchester United vs Brighton Betting Tip
Manchester United will have a totally different lineup when they host Brighton, especially in the middle of the pitch. It is still unknown if Cristiano Ronaldo will stay with the club and s lot will depend on his decision. Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata are no longer with the team so the Red Devils will have to find reliable replacements for them in the very first game of the season. Brighton is a tough team that plays the best against the best teams in the league. They have proved themselves as tough cookies and I believe that will be the case when they visit Old Trafford as well. With United playing their first game under new coach and a lot of new players in the starting lineup, I would place a bet on Brighton to leave Old Trafford undefeated.
Expert betting tip: Brighton or draw (143 by 22bet)