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Brighton will be hosting visiting opponents Manchester United at AMEX Stadium in this Premier League match on Tuesday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Brighton v Manchester United are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton prepare for this game after a 0-0 Premier League tied result against Leicester City.
In that match, Brighton & Hove Albion had 34% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Leicester City had 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Brighton & Hove Albion have found it difficult to unlock defences in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 4 versus opponents during the course of their last 6 matches. In those meetings, The Seagulls have also seen the number of goals against them total 4. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Manchester United will go into the meeting following on from a 1-2 FA Cup win against Norwich City in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Manchester United had 66% possession and 36 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For Manchester United, the goalscorers were Odion Ighalo (51') and Harry Maguire (118'). On the other side, Norwich City got 10 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Todd Cantwell (75') was the scorer for Norwich City.
Over the course of their last half-dozen outings, Manchester United have helped themselves to a total of 16 goals. The Red Devils have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. Over that period, their defenders have seen 2 goals go into their own net.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 25/11/2017 shows us that Brighton have won 2 of them and Manchester United 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 of them from The Seagulls and 10 for The Red Devils. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Premier League match day 12 on 10/11/2019 and the score finished Manchester United 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that match, Manchester United managed 43% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 11 on target. The goals were scored by Pereira (17') and Marcus Rashford (66').
Brighton & Hove Albion got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Davy Pröpper (19' Own goal) and Lewis Dunk (64') scored.
The referee was Jonathan Moss.
Team News: Brighton
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Brighton boss Graham Potter to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. José Izquierdo (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
We think that The Seagulls will possibly line up in a 4-3-3 formation for this one and select Matthew Ryan, Dan Burn, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy, Martin Montoya, Aaron Mooy, Davy Pröpper, Yves Bissouma, Leandro Trossard, Neal Maupay and Solly March.
Team News: Manchester United
Thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go, Manchester United boss Ole Solskjær does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
We believe The Red Devils could decide to elect for a 4-2-3-1 lineup, going with David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Nilsson-Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
We’ve got the feeling that Brighton will likely be able to get a goal against this Manchester United team, but a single goal may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 win for Manchester United at the end of the 90 minutes.
We are expecting it to be pretty even.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AMEX Stadium (30,750)
Captain: Lewis Dunk
Chairman: Tony Bloom
Manager: Graham Potter
Competitions: Premier League position 15
🔑 Key Man: Leandro Trossard
Regularly used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Leandro Trossard was born in Maasmechelen, Belgium. Having made a first senior appearance for Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 3 league goals in this Premier League 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 25 appearances.