Preview - Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion 10 November 19

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Match Day 12
Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Sunday, November 10th 2019
22:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Old Trafford

Manchester United:
Last five matches form: D L D W L
Average goals per match: 1.18
Average goals against per match: 1.00
Top Scorer: Marcus Rashford (5)

Brighton & Hove Albion:
Last five matches form: L W L W W
Average goals per match: 1.27
Average goals against per match: 1.27
Top Scorer: Neil Maupay (4)

Manchester United just can't seem to get anything rolling this season, following one promising result with a poor display. Eleven games into the season and United find themselves down in tenth spot - two points, and two places below todays visitors Brighton & Hove Albion.

It was honours even between these sides last season - Manchester United coming out on top 2-1 in this one and Brighton winning this one 3-2.

Manchester United have been solid rather than spectacular at home so far this season, picking up wins over Chelsea and Leicester, and drawing with Liverpool and Arsenal. Their only real blip has come in a defeat to Crystal Palace, but they won't be the last side to come up short against a side who specialise in the away shock.

It is the scoring of goals which has proven an issued for United, with that opening day blitz of Chelsea being the only game in which they have scored more than once at home this season.

Brighton's solid start has mainly been down to their home form. Other than an opening weekend win at Watford, the Seagulls only point on the road has come in a goalless draw at Newcastle. They have lost three of their last four overall, failing to score in three of those fixtures.

Neither side could really be said to be prolific, but United have beaten better sides than Brighton already here this season and can get a much needed pick me up with a comfortable success.

Prediction: Manchester United 3 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion


Half time: 2 - 0
Full time: 3 - 1
Shots: 21 - 6
Shots on target: 11 - 2
Corner Kicks: 5 - 2
Possession: 43% - 57%

Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams were booked for the home side, with referee Jonathan Moss also taking the names of Dale Stephens, Lewis Dunk, Martin Montoya, Dan Burn and Davy Propper of Brighton.

A pretty impressive display from Manchester United - certainly up there with their better performances of the season to date. Brighton do keep the ball well, and edged possession, but found themselves significantly outgunned when it came to a cutting edge as United deservedly picked up the points.

The opener arrived in the seventeenth minute. Nice play between Andreas Pereira and Anthony Martial down the left ending with the Frenchman teeing up Pereira just inside the area and slightly to the left. A huge deflection sending Pereira's strike into the left-hand side and leaving the keeper with no chance.

Two minutes later it was two. A free kick in from the right-hand side causing chaos in the Brighton box and resulting in an almighty scramble. Davy Propper ultimately getting the final touch for the own goal. 2-0 at the interval.

Brighton seemed to have grabbed themselves a lifeline when pulling one back in the 64th minute. A corner from the left being met by Lewis Dunk in the centre of the six-yard box to power a header home.

Just two minutes later though United had a two-goal cushion once again. Martial played in in the left channel and racing into the area. He was ultimately crowded out but laid the ball back to Rashford to thump home into the top left from around ten yards out in the left of the area. And that's the way it finished. 3-1 final score.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men move up to seventh with this win. Brighton slip to eleventh.

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