Brighton vs. Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

30 June 2020

Tuesday 30 June

Amex Stadium – Premier League

 Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial Source: Michael Regan/NMC/Pool/EPA-EFE

Manchester United travel to face Brighton on Tuesday evening in the third game in a week for Ole Gunnar Solkjaers’s men. The Seagulls went into the restarted Premier League with a cushion on the bottom three but could do with a few more points to guarantee safety.

Past Meetings

United earned a comprehensive win when the sides last met with Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford all on the scoresheet for the home side, whilst Lewis Dunk got a consolation goal for Brighton.

Team News

Graham Potter has the benefit of a full week’s rest, and is likely to start his strongest line-up, with only Jose Izquierdo a certain absence. Steven Alzate remains a doubt, although he is likely to make the bench, whilst Aaron Connolly may be preferred up front over Glenn Murray.

Solskjaer may have a fully-fit squad, but will be forced into rotations following Saturday’s FA Cup fixture. One of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford may miss out, whilst Paul Pogba is a doubt given his recent return from injury.

Brighton vs. Manchester United Predictions, Preview and Predictions

Brighton host Manchester United for a mid-week Premier League fixture, with Graham Potter’s side in need of the points. The hosts are 4.95, the visitors 1.80 and a draw 3.55.

The Seagulls are unbeaten since the Premier League restart and earned a hard-fought point against Leicester in their last league game, showing their defensive prowess with just 33% possession. This is likely to hold the hosts in good stead for Tuesday evening’s game, with United likely to dominate proceedings.

Manchester United have also impressed since returning to action, and followed up an unlucky draw at Tottenham with a comfortable win over Sheffield United. The Martial-Rashford duo is baring fruit up front, whilst Solskjaer is evidently working on a similar partnership with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba. With the most solid spine Utd have in years, they will be confident going into Tuesday’s match – even as doubts grow over David De Gea.

With fourth place firmly in their sights the visitors will be out for a win at the Amex Stadium, although they will find a tough opponent in Brighton. Potter’s team showed against Arsenal how dangerous they are on the counter- and Neal Maupey will be keen to make-up for his missed penalty against Leicester.

If United get the early goal, it could be game-over before half time, with Brighton’s game plan likely based around containment. However, if they are able to hold the hosts off, the Seagulls have a solid chance of continuing their unbeaten streak.

Recommended Bets

Manchester United to score first at 1.48

Solkjaer will hope to wrap the game up early to avoid further player fatigue on Tuesday.

Over 2.5 goals and BTTS

Brighton have looked strong defensively but will have to open up if United score first.