Avoiding a scare and booking their spot in the quarter-final of this year’s FA Cup, Manchester United will look to continue on their European charge when they make the trip to the Amex on Tuesday night.
Eventually picking up a 2-1 win away at rock-bottom Norwich in extra-time over the weekend, the former Premier League champions find themselves in the midst of a 14-match unbeaten run across all competitions.
On the flip side, continuing to pick up points on their return from the enforced break, Brighton are unbeaten in their three top-flight outings since making a return to action and have managed to drag themselves away from the drop zone.
However, while the Seagulls may have found some breathing space, they do hold what is a worrying record against Tuesday’s guests.
Hit with a 3-1 defeat when they made the trip to Old Trafford earlier in the season, Brighton have suffered back-to-back defeats against the Champions League chasers and a similar away victory in midweek can be found priced at 4/5 with Coral.
Potter calling on a clinical edge
Devastated to have seen Neal Maupay denied by Kasper Schmeichel from 12 yards at the King Power last week, Brighton eventually settled for a point away at Leicester and have made some clear improvements since returning from the break.
Really showing their resolve after coming from a goal down to snatch the most dramatic of wins against Arsenal at the Amex, the Seagulls have lost just one of their previous seven Premier League appearances.
Although the mood around the South Coast should be on the rise, Head Coach Graham Potter will be hoping for his side to find a more clinical edge in the final third.
With their leading marksman failing to convert from the spot against the Foxes last week, the former Swansea boss has seen his side now draw a blank in three of their last four top-flight outings.
With that run highlighted by a shock 1-0 defeat at home against M26 rivals Crystal Palace back in February, you might be interested to know that Tuesday’s hosts can be found priced at 5/4 with William Hill to draw another blank in midweek.
United extend their unbeaten run
While Manchester United may have made a string of changes for their FA Cup trip to Carrow Road over the weekend, the Reds did manage to book their spot in the semi-final of this year’s competition.
Suddenly dreaming of mounting a top-four charge, the former champions should also be boosted by what was a rampant 3-0 victory against surprise package Sheffield United last week.
Now in the midst of a 14-match unbeaten run across all formats and the mood around Old Trafford on the rise, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are still firing in the Europa League and have really started to shine in the final third.
Expected to recall the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba to his starting XI in midweek, Solskjaer has now seen his side bag at least a pair of strikes in four of their last six Premier League outings.
Also entering the enforced break with what was a thumping 5-0 win against LASK while on European duties, Tuesday’s guests can be found priced at 10/11 with Paddy Power to once again bag over 1.5 goals on the South Coast this week.