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Opta Stats: Manchester United v Brighton

Manchester United can move ahead of Brighton with a win. Opta rates their chances.

Manchester United have never lost in their 11 previous home meetings with Brighton in all competitions, winning nine and drawing two. They are [1.7] to claim victory.

Brighton have taken just one point from their 18 available on the road against Man Utd in the top-flight (W0 D1 L5), earning a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in March 1983. The odds of another draw are [3.8].

The home side has won all four Premier meetings between Man Utd and Brighton – no fixture in the competition has been played more while being won by the home side 100% of the time. Manchester United are [2.7] to win half-time/full-time.

All four of the victories in Premier League meetings between Man Utd and Brighton (two each) have been by a one-goal margin. The draw half-time/Manchester United full-time double result is [4.7].

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 41 home games in November since losing 1-2 against Chelsea in 1996 (W34 D7). It’s the longest unbeaten home run in a single month in the competition’s history. Manchester United are [2.8] to win to nil.

Brighton have picked up just one point from their 39 available away against the six ever-present Premier League sides (P13 W0 D1 L12), netting just three goals in those games. A Manchester United win and under 2.5 goals is [3.8].

Since beating West Ham on April 13th, Manchester United have won just 15 points in the Premier League (W3 D6 L7), the fourth-fewest of the 17 ever-present teams in that time and one fewer than newly-promoted Sheffield United have won (16). Brighton are [6.6] to win.

Against Norwich City, Brighton had two different substitutes (Duffy and Trossard) score in the same Premier League game for the third time since the start of last season – no other team has done so more than once in that time. The Manchester United half-time/draw full- time double result is [19.0].

All three of Manchester United’s victories in the Premier League this season have seen Marcus Rashford score the winning goal, with two of those winners coming from the penalty spot. Indeed, no player has scored more winning goals than Rashford in the Premier League this season. Rashford is [2.5] to score.

Source: UK Soccer News