Brighton hope to take another step towards Premier League survival tonight when they welcome Manchester United to the Amex Stadium.
It’s a fixture which holds happy memories for the Seagulls, who have beaten the Red Devils on their last two visits to Falmer, including the 1-0 win which ensured their top-flight safety back in May 2018.
Graham Potter’s side go into the match off the back of impressive results against Arsenal and Leicester, although the visitors have won their last two matches and are in the hunt for Champions League qualification.
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Jose Izquierdo remains sidelined for Brighton, who could also be without Adam Webster after the defender injured his hamstring against the Foxes last week (as per Brighton & Hove Independent). Steven Alzate is also doubtful for tonight’s clash.
Football Transfer Tavern predicts the Seagulls’ line-up for the game, which shows three changes from the team that started the 0-0 draw at Leicester.
Mat Ryan will be between the sticks as per usual, although there could be a change in the centre-back partnership ahead of him. If Webster isn’t fit enough for tonight, Shane Duffy looks set to come in alongside Lewis Dunk. Dan Burn should line out at left-back again while the impressive performance of Tariq Lamptey on the other flank against Leicester should see him keep his place, despite him picking up a minor facial injury during that encounter.
Potter fielded a 4-4-2 at the King Power Stadium and might stick with that formation again, albeit with a couple of changes in midfield. Alexis Mac Allister started against the Foxes but could make way for Leandro Trossard, while Pascal Gross, who scored in both Premier League wins over Manchester United, might get the nod instead of Yves Bissouma. The German comes in alongside Dale Stephens in the middle of the park while Aaron Mooy looks good for another start on the right-hand side.
In attack, Brighton’s top scorer Neal Maupay will surely start, while Aaron Connolly played well enough at Leicester a week ago (one shot on target and winning an early penalty) to deserve another start here, even if he hasn’t scored in the league since October.
Brighton fans, is this the line-up you would choose for tonight? What changes would you consider making? Have your say by commenting below!
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