Brighton & Hove Albion are coming off the back of an impressive 3-0 win away at Newcastle United, as well as a 4-0 win against Portsmouth in the EFL Cup a three days prior. Meanwhile, Manchester United looked disastrous in their lost 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League fixture of 2020/21, however, they did ease past Luton Town 3-0 in the EFL Cup three days later.
Despite losing their last three against the Red Devils, Brighton have won two of their last three home league fixtures against the club. Graham Potter’s side have bounced back from an opening day defeat to Chelsea with two impressive performances and will likely look towards their key player, Neil Maupay, to continue where the Frenchman left off at St. James' Park last week, where he bagged twice, the first being a penalty.
The pressure is mounting on United going into this fixture and it will be interesting and it's likely Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will make changes to the side that lost to Palace. Last season, the club were awarded 22 penalties across all competitions and took 14 in the Premier League; an all-time record.
A penalty has been the opening goal for both of these sides in their most recent fixtures and Sky Bet are offering 10/1 for this to be the case once again in Saturday’s early kick-off at the Amex - click here to claim this bet in your bet slip.