Manchester United vs Brighton – Saturday 25th November 2017 – 15:00 

Man United are 1/5 with Romelu Lukaku at 11/4 to score first.

Manchester United face Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, with United on the verge of bettering a club record without defeat at home.

The Red Devils come into this match in good form, after beating Newcastle 4-1 in their last match.

Dwight Gayle gave the visitors a shock lead early on (14), with the Magpies finishing a flowing move to make it 1-0.

Anthony Martial (37) levelled the scoring after a great cross from the returning Paul Pogba, before Chris Smalling headed United ahead just before the break (45+1).

Paul Pogba went from provider to score just before the hour mark (54) and Romelu Lukaku put his recent goal drought behind him to make it 4-1 (70).


Mixed Form

United come into this match on the back of two defeats in three matches in all competitions, having lost to Basel in the Champions League.

Losses against Huddersfield and Chelsea in the league have seen United fall eight points behind their City rivals.

The return of Paul Pogba has proved to be a huge boost, with Zlatan and Marcus Rojo also giving United a healthier position for selection.

United find themselves second in the league as it stands, they have won four of their last six matches and will be keen to make it five from seven.


United Favourites

Manchester United come into this match as favourites, with home advantage informing the odds.

Jose Mourinho will be looking for a response from his charges and keep the pressure on Manchester City.

United will be looking to make it six wins in nine matches unbeaten against Brighton.

Draw Of Character

Brighton come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Stoke on the Monday Night Football.

Eric Choupo-Moting opened the scoring for the Potters (28), with the forward producing an excellent touch and finish to put Stoke ahead.

There was a contentious decision not to award Brighton a penalty, after Glenn Murray was fouled in the box by Ryan Shawcross.

Pascal Gross continued his fine season with the equaliser for the Seagulls (44), after an excellent run and cross from Propper.

Kurt Zouma gave Stoke the lead for the second time in the match (45+1), with a free header after Shawcross lost his marker at the back post.

Jose Izquierdo rescued a point for the hosts Brighton just after the hour mark (60), his goal making it 2-2 on the night.


Unbeaten In Five

Brighton have acclimatised well to life in the Premier League, they are now unbeaten in five matches.

They have enjoyed an encouraging start to life in the top flight, they find themselves 9th in the league.

Chris Hughton's men have amassed sixteen points so far, they are ten points behind their hosts today.

This will be a tough assignment for Brighton, with Jose Mourinho's side looking to close the gap on rivals City.

Seagulls Underdogs

Chris Hughton's side come into this match as underdogs, with United's pedigree informing the odds.

This will be a tough match for Brighton, although they did win the last PL match between the two sides in the 82/83 season.

Brighton will be looking for their second win in nine attempts against United.

Brighton are 14/1 with Tomer Hemed and Glenn Murray are both at 12/1 to open the scoring.

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Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Lukaku to score first @ 11/4

Tip 2 – United to win 3-1 @ 11/1

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