Brighton can shock Man United, Hughton insists

Paola Ditto
Novembre 25, 2017

Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will feature in the fixture but will not be fielded for the entire match as Mourinho wants to bring them back from their respective injuries slowly.

Victor Lindelof should return alongside Chris Smalling at centre-back, while David de Gea, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young will also be recalled after sitting out the defeat at Basel on Wednesday night. With Lukaku, Martial, Rashford along with the aforementioned Pogba and Ibrahimovich United have an incredible amount of firepower.

Chris Hughton does not have any fresh roster issues at hand either, and the Brighton boss, in fact, has some good news ahead of the trip to Manchester.

Midfielder Steve Sidwell, though, continues his recovery from a back problem. But, his absence is not posing a huge concern, with Dale Stephens and summer arrival Davy Propper striking a solid partnership in midfield.

A couple of winners for Mike Norman last week edged him into profit for the season, and our man is confident of adding to it further with these four recommneded bets from Saturday's 3pm kick-offs. Murray will work hard up front for Brighton and this Manchester United rearguard has been giving up chances.

United have won all six of their home Premier League games this season - scoring 19 times and conceding just once.

Jose Mourinho's United side were last beaten at home in any competition in September 2016 when Manchester City grabbed a narrow 2-1 in the Manchester derby.

Pascal Gross has been directly involved in 62% of Brighton's 13 Premier League goals this season (three goals, five assists), the second highest ratio in the division after Tammy Abraham at Swansea (71%).

The Seagulls, who have Socceroos goalkeeper Ryan between the sticks, head to Old Trafford in ninth place following a solid opening to a first campaign back in the Premier League for 34 years, which has seen them go unbeaten in the past five matches. "We know what we'd have to do to do that", Hughton is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Brighton may have finally found a key to success in the Premier League, at least for the short-term. The gulf in class between the two sides should eventually prove to be a difference, and it should be a comfortable 3-0 win for the hosts.

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