The upcoming encounter will be an opportunity for Roberto De Zerbi’s army to avenge the defeat in the FA Cup semi-final.
Steele; Gross, Colwill, Dunk, Estupinan; Caicedo, Mac Allister; March, Undav, Mitoma; Welbeck
Man Utd (4-2-3-1)
De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Shaw, Malacia; Casemiro, Sabitzer; Fernandes, Antony, Sancho; Rashford
In the last 5 encounters, Man Utd dominated with 3 wins and 2 losses. Not long ago, the Reds overcame Brighton after a penalty shootout to win the right to reach the FA Cup final.
Adam Lallana, Jeremy Sarmiento, Tariq Lamptey and Jukub Moder are all absent.
Joel Veltman suffered an injury in the match against Wolves, so his ability to play is still unknown.
Meanwhile, the trio of Karou Mitoma, Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister all started from the bench in the match against Wolves and are full of fitness to face Man Utd in the next 90 minutes.
Erik ten Hag’s army is still traumatized when 6 personnel are definitely absent from the march to AMEX.
The biggest concern for the Dutch strategist is the defense. In the context that Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez cannot return, Ten Hag will still have to use a situational solution named Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof.
Solly March is the name of the sublime competition this season. After 31 appearances in the EPL this season, the Englishman has scored 7 goals and contributed 7 assists.
The ability to accelerate, choose positions and enter the smart penalty area from Solly March promises to create countless waves of turmoil for the patchwork defense of the Red Devils.
Conductor Bruno Fernandes is the name that is expected to shine at AMEX. The Portuguese has become an irreplaceable factor in Erik ten Hag’s squad.
Thanks to his ability to create and inspire his teammates, Bruno has become more and more worthy of the captain’s armband. In the last two encounters, the former Sporting Lisbon star both contributed to the goals.
Brighton are looking to pay back their debt to Man Utd in the FA Cup semi-final.
Seagulls overcame Wolves 6-0, while Manchester United won the minimum win against Aston Villa in the last round. Both are showing impressive form and both need points to raise their dream of qualifying for the Champions League.
Man Utd want to speed up to overcome the pressure that Liverpool create after a series of 5 consecutive victories. Meanwhile, Brighton, although left quite far (11 points compared to the top 4), has not given up ambition.
Notably, the army of the coach Roberto De Zerbi. was unbeaten in the last 4 matches at AMEX’s home ground. Last season, also on their “mecca”, they beat Man Utd 4 goals without removing. This will be the premise for Brighton to aim for another victory.
Score prediction (according to Whoscored): Brighton 2-1 Man Utd