Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove: Odds, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2019

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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Manchester United will go for their sixth straight Premier League win on Saturday, when they play host to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the Red Devils playing some fantastic football, and the oddsmakers like what they see. OddsShark shows that bookies have the hosts as the 29-100 favourites, while the Seagulls come in at 9-1. A draw sports odds of 19-4.

NBC Sports will provide full coverage of the match (for U.S. viewers), with live-stream options available via its official website. Kick-off will be at 3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET.

            

More of the Same for Solskjaer?

What a difference a change of manager can make. After a dire first half of the season under Jose Mourinho, United have arguably been the hottest team in football with Solskjaer pulling the strings these past few weeks.

Whether that's down to the manager, a change of atmosphere or a little bit of both is debatable. But there's no doubt the players are buying into the new tactician's methods, with numerous positive stories coming out of Old Trafford of late.

Anthony Martial became the latest to speak out:

United have won six in a row across all competitions and five straight games in the league. Their most recent outing against Tottenham Hotspur was the toughest yet, with David De Gea saving his team with some second-half heroics.

On paper, the Seagulls should provide less of a challenge. They have yet to win in the Premier League in 2019 and have a single victory in the competition since December 4.

Brighton have a habit of making things difficult for top teams, and in their previous outing, they only conceded one goal to high-flying Liverpool—from the penalty spot. The Seagulls beat United at home earlier this season and held Arsenal to a draw in December.

Their home record is significantly better than their numbers on the road, however. They have only collected eight points out of 11 matches away from the Amex Stadium.

United have minimal injury concerns to worry about. Per WhoScored.com, only Marcos Rojo is certain to miss out, with no mention of Paul Pogba among the doubtful players despite his recent absence from training:

It's never a good idea to underestimate opponents, but if the Red Devils play up to their potential, Brighton should not present much of a challenge.

Prediction: United 2-1 Brighton

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