- Back United to Qualify for Champions League - 11/4 at BetVictor
- Back United to Beat Brighton 3-1 - 11/1 at Betfred
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has breathed new life into the Red Devils squad and BetVictor now trade a best price 11/4 that we see United qualify for the Champions League come the end of the campaign, with Ladbrokes chalking up a shorter 9/4 that this happens.
The Norwegian will not only fancy that his team can overhaul Chelsea and Arsenal come the final reckoning but that he can be the man to continue in the Old Trafford hot seat despite rumours that Mauricio Pochettino will replace Jose Mourinho instead.
Back a Home Win
Many punters will have swerved Manchester United with their weekend accumulators in 2018, although it’s hard to see anything other than a home win when Brighton & Hove Albion make the trip north on Saturday, with the bookies taking no chances.
William Hill have 2/7 about a sixth consecutive win for Solskjaer’s charges, while David de Gea’s robust performance at Wembley last weekend will have customers also backing the 11/10 with Coral that United win this game without conceding a goal.
The Red Devils have previously beaten Huddersfield and Bournemouth at home by 4-1 and 3-1 scorelines respectively, with Paul Pogba playing a starring role in both of those games and the Frenchman is now enjoying fantastic scoring opportunities in every match.
Odds of 6/1 about the midfielder seem very fair when it comes to him scoring the game’s opener, with Paddy Power serving up that particular price and there’s plenty to like about his aerial ability in addition to his long-range shooting ability.
Other ways in which you can get with Manchester United include the 19/20 at Ladbrokes that the home side lead at half-time and full-time, with the team practically picking itself at the moment and it’s quite something to have the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Fred, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata waiting in the wings.
Brighton Facing a Steep Challenge
Brighton know the size of the task that faces them at Old Trafford although they’ll be reasonably encouraged by the previous match which saw them lose narrowly to Liverpool and that came as a result of a conceded penalty early in the second half.
The Seagulls are stationed in thirteenth place and a full eight points clear of the relegation zone, with Chris Hughton’s side only conceding eighteen goals in eleven road trips, so they won’t be easy pickings in this clash.
BetVictor have 11/1 that Brighton win at Old Trafford and stop the United bandwagon in its tracks, while Paddy Power go 9/2 about this one ending all square and perhaps the likeliest way this will happen is the game ending goalless.
If you think that the Seagulls can defend manfully and this will only be a slender victory for the home team, you have the option to back United at 5/2 with Betfair to win by a single goal, with BetVictor chalking up 7/1 that they win by a 1-0 scoreline as was the case when they faced Tottenham last Sunday.
Alternatively, a 3-1 victory in favour of Manchester United is available at 11/1 with Betfred and you can get a bigger 20/1 with bet365 that the Red Devils repeat that home win over Fulham by securing a 4-1 win in front of their own delighted supporters.