Manchester United

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Old Trafford

17/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

Brighton

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Old Trafford

17/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their Champions League exit midweek when they host Brighton in this FA Cup quarter-final.

Last time: The last time these two sides met was back in November in the Premier League, when United edged to three points thanks to a Lewis Dunk own goal in something of an FA Cup preview.

This time: United start the game as big favourites at 4/11, with the draw at 9/2 and Brighton out at 21/2 for an away win, making them one of the less-fancied football betting tips for the weekend.

You might remember: Back in 1993 when these two sides last met in the FA Cup. Ryan Giggs’ scored the only goal of the game in a tight 1-0 victory over the Seagulls.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

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Alexis Sanchez is among the players with something to prove after United lost to Sevilla on Tuesday

United start as heavy favourites for this one at 4/11 and will be looking to win this competition now, given it is their last chance of silverware this season. As for Brighton, they have been in good form lately but their defeat to Everton at the weekend ended a seven-match unbeaten run and face a tough task at Old Trafford this weekend.

At 21/2, Brighton are clear outsiders in the free football betting tips but this would be their best shot at an upset after United’s mid-week calamity in the Champions League. Brighton’s recent form would potentially make those odds quite tempting but their performances away from home this season have not been brilliant. They have managed only three away wins in all competitions this season and have scored just seven goals on their travels. They have lost to nil in eight of their last 10 games away from the Amex and United’s home form, up until Tuesday night, has been pretty good.

United to win to nil looks like one of the stand out football predictions here. You can find United win to nil at 21/20 and those odds look like good value given how poor Brighton seem to be on the road. There will surely be a big reaction from their loss to Sevilla and it’s one of the safer football predictions for today that Jose Mourinho will go with a strong side to ensure progress.

Looking at correct football score predictions, a United 2-0 victory stands out here. Brighton have lost by this scoreline in five of their last nine away games in all competitions and United have already won by the same score in two of their three FA Cup wins this season. 11/2 is the best price for this to occur again this weekend and looks to be good value in the circumstances.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

2-0 Manchester United victory at 11/2. This scoreline has occurred for both sides in recent weeks and United will want to make sure they are in the semi-finals so this looks a good bet.

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We fancy:

One of the more popular football score predictions is going to be a Manchester United win to nil at 21/20. Brighton seem to play their best football at home and their away form is poor, as is their ability to score away.

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It’s a long shot, but:

As far as FA Cup predictions go, this is a bit of a long shot. If Brighton are to spring a surprise then it could be this week, given the negativity around United at the moment. Brighton to win 2-0 is at 75/1 but as this score seems to be the theme for these two sides, maybe Brighton could do it.

Written by Marcello Cossali-Francis

Marcello Cossali-Francis considers sport, particularly football and rugby, to be an essential part of life. A half-Italian half-Welsh Liverpool and Juventus fan, Marcello enjoys every high and every low that sport brings.