Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United
Brighton will be without midfielder Enock Mwepu due to a groin injury.
Jeremy Sarmiento remains out with a hamstring issue while Jakub Moder is the only long-term absentee.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is set to return after missing the past three games with a knee injury.
Fellow defender Eric Bailly is struggling with a back complaint wand Marcus Rashford has been ruled out through illness.
Brighton have had some impressive results all season but they struggle to win at the Amex Stadium – only Norwich and Watford have picked up fewer points than them at home.
That’s one of the reasons I fancy Manchester United to win this one.
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- Manchester United have won the past seven meetings in all competitions.
- Brighton’s three victories in 27 competitive matches against United have all come at home (D5, L19).
Brighton & Hove Albion
- Brighton have won three of their past five top-flight matches, as many as they managed in their previous 25.
- However, Graham Potter’s side have gone eight Premier League home games without victory (D4, L4).
- Each of the Seagull’s last five league wins have come away.
- Danny Welbeck has scored in his last four starts against Manchester United in all competitions.
- Leandro Trossard has three goals in his last four league appearances, doubling his tally from the previous 24 top-flight outings.
- Manchester United have lost their past four Premier League away games, their worst run since they suffered six successive away defeats between December 1980 and March 1981.
- The Red Devils are 12 points worse off than at this stage last season.
- United have conceded 30 Premier League away goals this term, the most they’ve shipped in a top-flight season since 1989-90.
- Bruno Fernandes has been involved in six goals in four league meetings with Brighton, with four goals and two assists.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored six times in his last four top-flight appearances, as many as he mustered in his previous 13 matches.
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