Manchester United come into this fixture after an appalling performance against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford last weekend, which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lose 3-1. This was the third time in which the Red Devils have failed to win their opening home game in the Premier League, with the last result coming to Swansea in the 2014/15 season.
On the other hand, Brighton & Hove Albion have started well in the Premier League this season. In their two league matches thus far, Graham Potter’s men have won one and lost one, with the defeat coming against Chelsea on the opening day and an impressive win over Newcastle United a week later.
In the Palace fixture, Bruno Fernandes took three shots, with only one finding the target and so far, the Portuguese has registered a shot on target every 68 minutes for United.
Since signing in January, Fernandes has scored three times from long range for the club, and each time he plays, there is a serious chance of him doing so for a fourth time. Now, with Solskjaer’s men needing an improved performance this match, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Fernandes found the net, and we are tipping his boosted odds of 9/1 odds to score from outside the area.