'Scoring for fun' - Mark Lawrenson's Brighton prediction ahead of Man Utd clash

Brighton & Hove Albion are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 11:50 am
Mark Lawrenson's Brighton & Hove Albion scoreline prediction ahead of Man Utd clash (Photo by JOHN SIBLEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

In his latest scoreline predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson gave his verdict on the Seagulls' upcoming clash, and backed United to edge the game 2-1.

Explaining his choice, Lawro claimed: “Brighton have won their past two games, and they are suddenly scoring for fun. They are now six points above the bottom three, which is a lot at this stage of the season, and with a much better goal difference than the teams below them too.

“So, the Seagulls head to Old Trafford on a high, and they are probably still wondering how they lost 3-2 to United at the start of the season - the winning goal, a Bruno Fernandes penalty, was scored after the full-time whistle, at the end of an absolutely crazy game that Brighton should have won.

“Things might be pretty tight this time too, but I am going for another United win.”

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, singer-songwriter and Red Devils fan David Gray, tipped his side to win the game 2-0.

He revealed: “I feel like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has restored a sense of pride and identity to United, but there have also been too many games this season where we have not come up with an answer. This is the kind of game we have struggled with, and I don't think any of our front players are in form - but I have to back us to win, don't I?”