Manchester United vs Brighton Prediction, 4/4/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs Brighton
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (-213) Brighton (+500)
Marcus Rashford and Manchester United (16-9-4, 2nd in the EPL) play Brighton (7-11-11, 16th in the EPL) at Old Trafford on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Dean Henderson for Manchester United and Robert Sanchez for Brighton. Manchester United are at -213 while the Seagulls are at +500. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Manchester United took the field against Inter Milan in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they had a 86.4% passes received rate by completing 478 of the 553 pass targets in their last game. Manchester United tried 18 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 14 of those tries for a rate of 77.8%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Manchester United wrapped this game up at a 30.8% clip by hitting 4 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Manchester United averages 1.83 goals per 90 min (53 total goals) and have accounted for 37 assists in all games for this campaign.
Marcus Rashford is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Manchester United. Rashford has been given a starting assignment in 128 games so far in his career and accounts for 0.41 goals per 90. The forward born in England has 53 goals in 11,731 professional minutes played. He has totaled 28 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card warnings during his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Bruno Fernandes, the midfielder representing Portugal. Fernandes has been on the field for 19,214 minutes during 218 starts and has been handed 48 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 59 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 82 total goals. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Manchester United will be Dean Henderson. Henderson has been on the pitch for a total of 11,925 mins and is sitting with 379 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 0.9 (115 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 77.7. The goalkeeper from England has seen 493 shots tried at him in 132 starting assignments. Henderson (68-34-30 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 55 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 41.7% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Brighton took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Newcastle United. Brighton had a 54.5% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 668 out of their 734 passes they tried for a rate of 91.0%. Brighton converted 6 shots tried out of 11 shots tried which gave them a 54.5% rate in their last game. With a total of 31 goals and 21 assists for all their matches, Brighton sports an average of 1.07 goals and 0.72 assists per 90 minutes.
Leandro Trossard will need to provide a lift for Brighton. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 161 outings in his career. The forward representing Belgium has played 14,421 professional minutes while earning 61 goals. He has 12 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. You should also keep an eye on Neal Maupay, the forward who is from France. He has earned 73 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 21 different times. Maupay has been handed a total of 33 yellow cards in 15,052 mins played (164 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.44.
Robert Sanchez will look after the net for Brighton. So far in his career, Sanchez has allowed 61 goals and has earned 130 saves in 44 starts. He has surrendered 1.39 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 13-12-19. He holds a save percentage of 69.4 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.5%. Sanchez has accumulated 13 shutouts while defending 186 shots attempted against him in 3,960 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brighton (+500)
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