Here's Brighton vs Manchester United last five meetings' results before the Tuesday EPL showdown
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The Red Devils race to catch the top four takes them to the south coast to face a Brighton side who have shown they are no pushovers.
Manchester United come into the game off the back of their extra-time win against Norwich in the FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday,and they have also drawn against Spurs and easily seen off Sheffield United in the league since the restart.
Solskjaer’s men are on 49 points, only six behind third-placed Leicester , and have played one less than Wolves who sit a place above them in fifth.
Brighton managed to climb away from the relegation zone with an impressive home win over Arsenal and a battling draw against Leicester city, leaving them on 33 points and five above the relegation zone. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Brighton have also managed to turn their fortunes around by improving their defence since returning to action. The Seagulls have lost only one of their last seven in the league, drawing five of those, with five of their last six producing under 2.5 goals.
Graham Potter’s side are unbeaten in their last three, earning impressive draws against Wolves and Leicester, with neither of the top-four chasing sides able to break down their defence. Arsenal scored first against them, but Brighton managed to come from behind to win Arsenal, showing they will not be easy for United to break down.
The Red Devils have also become defensively sound and goals have been at a premium in their league games, five of their last seven producing under 2.5. So that’s what we are backing on Tuesday night.
The Amex has not been a great place for Manchester United since Brighton’s promotion in 2017, with the hosts getting the better of the Red Devils on both of their visits in the league.
Jose Mourinho’s side were defeated 1-0 in May 2018 before and 3-2 on their next visit in August of the same year.
United have managed to get the better of Brighton twice since at Old Trafford, but another visit to the south coast could see the Seagulls get back to winning ways.
They have already overcome Arsenal at home, and United struggled in some periods against Tottenham, while Norwich holding them before losing in extra-time shows United still suffer from inconsistency. The extra game and minutes will also mean Brighton come into the game fresher.
A win against United would go a long way to helping Brighton confirm their Premier League status next season, and we are backing a double chance on the home side and draw. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
United have been drastically improved since the arrival of Portuguese playmaker Bruno Fernandes for £47million in January.
Fernandes has three goals and three assists in his seven league appearances so far and has shown he is not afraid of shooting on sight.
The former Sporting Lisbon star has had 26 shots in his seven games, with 11 of those on target, and is also taking free kicks for United around the box.
Last five results
23 Jun PL Leicester 0 Brighton 0 D
20 Jun PL Brighton 2 Arsenal 1 W
7 Mar PL Wolves 0 Brighton 0 D
29 Feb PL Brighton 0 Palace 1 L
22 Feb PL Sheff Utd 1 Brighton 1 D
27 Jun FAC Norwich 1 Man Utd 2* W
24 Jun PL Man Utd 3 Sheff Utd 0 W
19 Jun PL Tottenham 1 Man Utd 1 D
12 Mar EL LASK 0 Man Utd 5 W
8 Mar PL Man Utd 2 Man City 0 W
*(aet: 90 min 1-1)
Brighton vs Manchester United: last five meetings
10 Nov 19 PL Manchester United 3 Brighton 1
19 Jan 19 PL Manchester United 2 Brighton 1
19 Aug 18 PL Brighton 3 Manchester United 2
4 May 18 PL Brighton 1 Manchester United 0
17 Mar 18 FAC Manchester United 2 Brighton 0
PL Premier League FAC FA Cup EL Europa League