Manchester United will travel to Brighton this Saturday to face Brighton & Hove Albion in their penultimate games of the 2021/22 Premier League season.
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton)
Brighton have suffered just one defeat from their last six Premier League (PL) outings (W3, D2).
The hosts are without a league victory in 2022 at the Amex (D4, L4).
No PL side has scored fewer home goals than Brighton this season (12).
Manchester United have kept one clean sheet in their last eight PL games.
They have lost their last four PL away games.
Cristiano Ronaldo is aiming to score in five consecutive club appearances for the first time since July 2020.
Head to head
Both sides have met nine times in the Premier League and Man United have enjoyed the superiority. The Red Devils have seven wins in this PL fixture, while Brentford have just two wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Manchester United: W-D-L-L-W
Brighton will look to make it three games unbeaten when they welcome Manchester United to the Amex Stadium.
The ‘Seagulls’ are hoping to land a first top-ten finish since returning to the top flight of English football four years ago and will be desperate to get a win that would keep them in pole position to achieve that.
They come into this tie sitting in ninth place, after an impressive 3-0 win at Wolves last round. The result made it just one defeat from their last six Premier League (PL) outings (W3, D2) for Graham Potter’s side.
And with just three games still to play, they will fancy their chances of getting the win they require to keep themselves in the top ten. However, the hosts have been producing their best performance on the road (28 points vs 16 at home) and are still without a league victory in 2022 at the Amex (D4, L4).
And given that they have lost each of their last seven H2H clashes with United, that poor home record doesn’t look like it will be ending in this game.
Possible Brighton starting line-up
Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Marc Cucurella; Yves Bissouma, Moises Caicedo, Tariq Lamptey, Leandro Trossard; Solly March, Alexis Mac Allister, Danny Welbeck.
Injured: Jakub Moder
Doubtful: Jeremy Sarmiento, Enock Mwepu
Manchester United’s fight for the Champions League next season will continue for another game as the Red Devils take on Brighton.
Ralf Rangnick’s side come into this tie on the back of a huge 3-0 win over Brentford. The win ended a run of eight PL matches without a clean sheet for the sixth-placed visitors and also took them six points clear of seventh-placed West Ham in the league standings.
They can secure Europa League football next season if they win this Saturday. But with four of their last four away games all ending in defeats, they have to be better prepared to get the desired win.
However, they enjoy the superiority in this fixture, winning their last seven games with Brighton, including the reverse fixture which they won 2-0.
Possible Manchester United starting line-up
David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Rafael Varane, Alex Telles; Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matić, Bruno Fernandes, Juan Mata, Anthony Elanga, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Injured: Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho, Luke Shaw
Doubtful: Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Suspended: Mason Greenwood
Brighton 1-3 Manchester United