Brighton vs Manchester United Prediction, 5/7/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Manchester United
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+208) Manchester United (+139)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United (16-10-10, 6th in the EPL) go to The American Express Community Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Brighton (10-14-11, 9th in the EPL). The goalies protecting the net are Robert Sanchez for Brighton and David de Gea for Manchester United. The odds on this contest have Brighton coming in at +208 and the Red Devils are at +139. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Brighton played Wolverhampton in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 3-0. Brighton tried 19 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a percentage of 52.6%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.3% received passes rate by connecting on 423 out of their 496 targeted passes last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Brighton finished the game at a 53.3% clip by putting 8 SoT of 15 total shots. Brighton sports an average of 0.91 goals per 90 (32 total goals) and are sitting with 24 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Leandro Trossard is a guy who should impact this matchup for Brighton. He has accounted for 26 assists while tallying 14 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Trossard has started 199 outings in his career and he tallies 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Belgium has recorded 69 goals scored in 17,676 professional minutes.
Someone else who should impact this match is Neal Maupay, the forward representing France. Maupay has accumulated 17,737 mins during 194 starts and has earned himself a total of 39 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 81 goals. He has an average of 0.41 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Brighton is Robert Sanchez. Sanchez (25-29-33 record in his career) has totaled 26 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.9% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Spain has had 348 shots tried against him in 87 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (111 total goals allowed) and his save % is 70.1. Sanchez has defended the goal for a total of 7,829 minutes and has tallied 244 stops during his soccer career.
In their last game, Manchester United took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Brentford. Manchester United earned a 38.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by converting 669 out of their 700 pass attempts for a percentage of 95.6%. Manchester United converted 4 shots attempted out of 8 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% clip in their last game. With a total of 56 goals and 46 assists in all competitions, Manchester United is averaging 1.56 goals and 1.28 assists per 90 minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo should provide a spark for Manchester United. The forward born in Portugal has played 51,507 professional minutes while he has scored 497 goals. He has 82 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 138 times. He averages 0.87 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 572 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Bruno Fernandes, the midfielder representing Portugal. He has earned 94 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 67 different times. Fernandes has been given 58 yellow cards in 22,782 mins (258 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.37.
David de Gea is expected to look after the net for Manchester United. During his career, de Gea has allowed 479 goals and has totaled 1,241 stops in 432 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.11 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 227-103-102. He has a save percentage of 73.0 and his shutout rate is currently 33.6%. de Gea has totaled 145 clean sheets while seeing 1,697 shots tried against him in 38,818 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brighton (+208)
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