After a disappointing start to their Premier League campaign, Manchester United will be looking to redeem themselves this weekend against Brighton. The match schedules for Saturday at the Amex Stadium with kickoff at 2:30 pm.
Manchester United had a pretty different start to the new campaign with a shocking 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace. After a quiet transfer window that has irked fans the wrong way with shouts of Ed Woodward out, it was their new fanboy Van de Beek coming to the rescue.
The side recently went on to mark their first win of the season in the EFL Cup. A 3-0 win was enough to see the side proceed to the next round of the competition. However, it remains a big doubt whether the Red Devils can pick their post-lockdown form.
Their last win marked ole Gunnar’s 50th win for the side across all competitions. It keeps a milestone reached faster compared to Sir Alex Fergusson and Sir Matt Busby. The board might have to pull strings on the closing days of the transfer window to ease pressure from fans.
Brighton might not have their preferred start to the Premier League with a 3-1 loss to Chelsea. However, the side seems to pick their form in the EFL Cup with triumphant wins against Portsmouth and Preston North End. It remains a hard battle to register a disappointment this weekend.
Brighton vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have seven games against each other, with Brighton taking home two wins against five wins for their visitors. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Preston North End 0-2 Brighton
Newcastle 0-3 Brighton
Brighton 4-0 Portsmouth
BT 1-3 Chelsea
Brighton 0-0 West Brom
Luton Town 0-3 Man United
Man United 1-3 Palace
Aston Villa 1-0 United
Sevilla 2-1 United
United 1-0 Copenhagen
Brighton Team News
After a dangerous heel kick to Jamal Lewis, Bisouma remains a missing figure this weekend with a red card. High flying right back, Tariq Lamptey will be looking to shake off a minor injury concern ahead of the clash.
Manchester United Team News
Van da Beek might receive his first debut for the Red Devils with a deeper role alongside Paul Pogba and Fernandez. Dean Henderson might have to play second fiddle this weekend despite an impressive display in the midweek last.
Prediction and Odds
We expect United to come to all guns blazing but face a good defender Brighton side with a low block.
Man United Win
Goals Under 3.5
Most Goals: 2H