Brighton continue their relegation fight when they take on Manchester United at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday, 30 June 2020.
Remarkably, Brighton have won their two home matches against Manchester United in the Premier League, including a 3-2 victory in August 2018 (their most recent meeting at the Amex Stadium).
All in all, the home side has emerged victorious in each of their last six meetings across all competitions since Brighton joined the English top-flight in 2017-18.
Brighton Betting Preview
The Seagulls are doing very well since the Premier League resumed earlier this month as Graham Potter's side have mounted a comeback to beat Arsenal 2-1 in their first game of Project Restart, followed by a goalless draw at Leicester City last weekend. Furthermore, Brighton had an opportunity to take the lead against Leicester City when Neal Maupay (the same hero who brought the three points against Arsenal) missed from the penalty spot early in the first-half.
The dramatic comeback against Arsenal was Brighton's first victory since the turn of the year but they'll probably need a few more if they want to save their Premier League status.
Stretching back prior to the break, 15th-placed Brighton have lost just one of their last seven Premier League matches (a 1-0 home defeat to rivals Crystal Palace), but the majority of the games have ended in a draw (5).
The 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium last time out was Brighton's fourth consecutive away draw and pushed them six points clear of the relegation zone.
Graham Potter named Brighton's youngest ever starting XI in a Premier League match and managed to restrict The Foxes to just two shots on target despite the home side dominating possession.
Tariq Lamptey and Alexis Mac Allister were among the surprising starters in Brighton's draw against Leicester City, and the former could keep his starting spot at right-back. The 19-years-old Lamptey arrived from Chelsea during the January transfer window and made his first start for Brighton against Leicester City.
Colombian winger Jose Izquierdo is a long-term injury for Brighton, but defender Adam Webster is doubtful as he picked up a hamstring injury against Leicester City, so Shane Duffy could be in contention to feature alongside Lewis Dunk.
Manchester United Betting Preview
The Red Devils are enjoying a fine form as they are unbeaten in their last 14 games in all competitions – since suffering back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Burnley in January.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are heading to the South coast on the back of back-to-back victories against Sheffield United (3-0 in the EPL) and Norwich City (2-1 in the FA Cup quarter-finals) as they progressed to the FA Cup semi-final, and are sixth in the Premier League table – three points behind fifth-placed Wolves, but with a game in hand.
Inspired by their seven-game unbeaten run in the Premier League (4 wins and 3 draws), The Red Devils continue to apply pressure on the Champions League spots and to be honest, their schedule seems to be pretty favorable.
Solskjaer made wholesale changes for the FA Cup clash against Norwich and we expect a completely different lineup against Brighton.
Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are both doubtful for United, and while the former is a major doubt, Jones could overcome a minor knock and be in contention to play.
Possible Starting Lineups of Brighton and Manchester United
Brighton: Mathew Ryan – Dan Burn, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk, Tariq Lamptey – Leandro Trossard, Yves Bissouma, Dale Stephens, Aaron Mooy – Aaron Connolly, Neal Maupay. (4-4-2)
Manchester United: David de Gea – Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw – Paul Pogba, Fred – Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford – Anthony Martial. (4-2-3-1)
Spooky Express Betting Prediction
Manchester United are -143 favorites to earn another crucial victory on their way to the top four, but Brighton, on the other hand, have been very solid on home soil as The Seagulls have lost just one of the four Premier League home games they started as underdogs (2 wins, 1 draw).
Despite their strong form over the past few months, Manchester United have won just one of their last five away games in the Premier League (D2, L2), and cannot boast a particularly strong away record. The Red Devils have won just four of their 15 away games in the League (5 draws and 6 defeats), and must do much better in the coming weeks.
The same goes for Brighton – The Seagulls need to earn points if they want to maintain proper distance to the rest of the relegation-threatened sides.
Both teams need to win the maximum and while Brighton could be pleased with another draw, United are aiming for the whole pot, so it makes sense to place a bet on Both teams to score – Yes.