Manchester United vs Brighton - 19/01/2019 Preview

Manchester United will face Brighton at Old Trafford at 23rd Round of English Premier League. Manchester United against Brighton is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in English Premier League. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Manchester United

Manchester United after sacking Jose Mourinho has gained a lot of confidence and climbs the league steps very fastly. Red Devils have the best form in last 5 matches of the league by scoring 15 goals and conceding only 3. They won 6 games in a row with 3 matches without conceding goals. After this round, they can overtake Arsenal and put them to the sixth position. Probably, Alexis Sanchez will be back to the squad and could be named in starting eleven with Rashford and Lingard or Martial on the top. Midfielders are showing great football after teams reborn, especially Paul Pogba feeling perfect having a chance to show all his abilities.

 

Brighton

Brighton is a middle-level team now at the 13th position of Premier League. Unfortunately, they are missing one of the best players in the team – Bernardo. This could cause problems in the defence and struggle starting attacks at the left flank. However, sometimes Brighton can be very unpredictable and give fight even against strongest teams of PL. Before the season started, Brighton did a great job during Transfers window and bought lots of young and talented players like – Alireza Jahanbakhsh (right-winger, who is injured and will miss the match), Bernardo and Yves Bissouma who can make sense by playing in the middle, however, he has not shown his best so far. Wingers are not making their work correctly, struggling to provide passes for strikers. As a result, this season we see Brighton scoring mostly from the set pieces – 11 goals, while only 6 goals were scored from open play.

 

H2H

Teams met 4 times during the last two seasons with an equal number of victories only playing at home. Most interesting that Brighton has won the last two matches against Manchester one of the meetings was at the beginning of the season with 3:2 result for Brighton.