2019-20 Premier League – Brighton vs Man Utd Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Brighton vs Man Utd kick off? Tuesday 30th June, 2020 – 20:15 (UK)

Where is Brighton vs Man Utd being played? The American Express Community Stadium, Falmer

Where can I get tickets for Brighton vs Man Utd? No tickets are available as this match will be played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Brighton vs Man Utd on in the UK? Sky Sports & Sky Pick (Sky channel 159, Freeview channel 11, Freesat channel 144)

Where can I stream Brighton vs Man Utd in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

BRIGHTON

  • Brighton have enjoyed a positive restart to Premier League action having beaten Arsenal 2-1 and drawing 0-0 with Leicester last time out so they come into this game with a six-point buffer ahead of the bottom three.
  • Graham Potter managed to rotate his team for the Leicester match and they retained good quality in their play and he is likely to switch back to a team closer to the eleven that beat Arsenal.
  • Webster is an injury concern after being forced off in the first half against Leicester so Duffy could come into the side if he is not risked while Montoya, Propper, March and Trossard could all return to the starting eleven.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Burn; Bissouma, Propper, Stephens; March, Murray, Trossard

Unavailable: Izquierdo (Injured)

Doubtful: Alzate (Injured), Lamptey (Injured), Webster (Injured)

MAN UTD

  • Man Utd continued their fine form on Sunday as they grabbed a late winner in extra-time to beat Norwich in the FA Cup quarter-finals to keep their momentum going which they will look to build on here.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made various rotations for that game to keep his side fresh but he is expected to bring back the likes of Pogba, De Gea, Martial and Rashford into the starting eleven.
  • The race for the Champions League places is heating up and after Wolves’ win at the weekend which saw them leap above United, Solskjaer’s men will be keen to respond here and get the three points.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay; James, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Unavailable: Tuanzebe (Injured)

Doubtful: Jones (Injured)

THE KEY STATS

  • Brighton have won only 1 of their last 11 league matches
  • Brighton have won their last 2 home Premier League matches against Man Utd
  • Brighton have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 league matches
  • Brighton have not conceded more than 1 goal in any of their last 8 home matches in all competitions
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Brighton's last 6 league games
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 14 matches in all competitions
  • Man Utd have not failed to score in their last 11 matches in all competitions
  • Man Utd have conceded the first goal in 4 of their last 5 away league matches
  • Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 league matches
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd's last 7 away league games
  • Marcus Rashford has scored in each of Man Utd’s last 2 league matches against Brighton

THE PREDICTION

Brighton have been in good form since the resumption claiming four points which will go a long way to securing survival for them. United are in excellent form themselves and they have to keep winning if they are to claim one of the Champions League places given the strong form of the likes of Wolves and Chelsea. Despite playing on Sunday and Brighton having longer to prepare for this game, United were able to rotate their pack significantly and the fact they played extra-time should not be a major factor. This is a potential banana skin for them however as Brighton are capable of springing an upset and getting on the scoresheet at least. Both teams scoring is tempting with that in mind while United are marginally favoured without any real conviction.

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