With one step away from the relegation battle, Brighton faces another uphill battle as they take on in-form Manchester United at the Amex Stadium, Farmer. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at 22:15 GMT.
Manchester United extended their lead in league with a 3-0 victory over side Sheffield United in the midweek fixture. The side is currently fifth in the table with 49 points tied with side Wolves in the table.
Anthony Martial scored his first Manchester United hat-trick as the side glazed past Sheffield. The win saw the Red Devils mark an unbeaten streak in their past five matches. Coach Ole Gunnar is a happy chap with the revamp in the side’s tempo in the league.
Manchester United are keen for a top-four finish and remain three points behind side Chelsea. The Blues have the Citizens in their midweek fixture, and this could prove to be a chance for the Red Devils to fill the gap.
Brighton further sunk the sinking ship for the Gunners with a 2-1 win. Maupay was the man of the match sealing a brace and taunting the Arsenal fans also to escalate the situation at the Emirates. However, Man United are a hard nut to crack for Coach Graham Potter, especially with the in-form side.
Brighton vs Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have six games between them with the Red Devils taking home four wins with Brighton with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Leicester City 0-0 Brighton
Brighton 2-1 Arsenal
Wolves 0-0 Brighton
Brighton 0-1 Crystal Palace
Sheffield United 1-1 Brighton
Man United 3-0 Sheffield
Tottenham 1-1 Man United
Man United 2-0 Man City
Everton 1-1 Man United
Man United 3-0 Watford
Brighton Team News
Graham Potter will have to contend without the services of left-winger Jose Izquierdo who has a knee injury. The ruthless nature of Maupay will come into effect, especially after its impact on the Gunners match.
Manchester United Team News
After a disastrous performance during their 1-1 draw to Tottenham, skipper goalkeeper De Gea sets to prove his worth despite critics. Coach Ole Gunnar backs the Spaniard after a dip in form in recent performances. Gunnar enjoys with injury boosts in his squad with the return to form of midfielder Pogba. Fred is battling for a start in the line-up with Matic become the preferred option in the new midfield line-up.
Prediction and Odds
Manchester United are currently in-form, and we expect a goal-fest in the midweek fixture. Brighton has a defensive mindset but lacks full concentration.
Manchester United Win
Goals Over 2.5
First Team to Score: Manchester United