Manchester United host Brighton this Saturday in the FA Cup and the prize for the winner is a place in the semi-finals at Wembley. Both teams head into this game playing well recently, though the FA Cup betting odds for this game have United as strong favourites to win. They are currently in 2nd place in the Premier League standings, but would love to add a trophy to that league finish, with the FA Cup looking their most likely chance right now. Brighton are aiming to avoid relegation this season, but they are currently overachieving and sit in 11th place Their FA Cup winner odds are huge right now, but a shock victory on Saturday would see them shorten considerably.
Both of these teams started 2018 a little poor, but in recent weeks they have fought their way back to show some good form. Manchester United have won four out of their last five Premier League games, something that has helped them cement second place in the league for now. Brighton are not too far behind, with three wins and one draw from their last five, something that has given them a little breathing space in the standings.
Manchester United Betting Odds
Manchester United are big favourites to win this game and the Man Utd odds today on them to win the game are not really worth taking. They are priced up at 3/10 with BoyleSports, but there are better bets to place on the game if you look at the other markets that are available.
The FA Cup betting odds for Manchester United to win using the handicap line of -1 are much better, and that is what I am going to suggest for this game. Manchester United -1 is priced up at 20/23 with BoyleSports and that offers far better value in a game I think they can win by more than one goal. They won’t want to have a replay and another game at a busy stage, so I expect them to play a strong team, and go all out to win this in style and avoid further fixture congestion.
Brighton are priced up at a huge 11/1 with William Hill, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see plenty of people looking at the Brighton betting and taking a punt on them. However, despite the huge odds on offer, they are not for me. Their number one aim this season is survival, and while a continuation of their FA Cup run would be great for them, I don’t think they will have 100% focus on this game.
Brighton have a small chance of winning the game, but even though the odds are huge I don’t think they are worth a bet in this one, and I think Manchester United will be able to beat the comfortably at home.
Latest Football Betting UK Odds
The outright betting odds of 3/10 on Manchester United with BoyleSports are not very attractive, but there is a good bet elsewhere with them. They are offering -1 on the handicap line at 20/23 and that represents much better value. They have the ability within their team to win this game easily, and a trophy is something they will want to add to their potential 2nd place finish this season.
Brighton will tempt a few people at the huge price that they are, especially as they have won three of their last five games and have been on a good run. However, I am not sure they can go to Old Trafford and win, and I also don’t think that the FA Cup is their number one priority, they will be happy simply surviving this season.
This game looks likely to go the way of Manchester United, and I am going to suggest backing them on the handicap line for added value. The -1 handicap line is priced up at 20/23 with BoyleSports and that is good enough value to take on in this game.