English Premier League Soccer - Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Manchester United, 6/30/20 - Preview, Prediction & Odds
Unbeaten in three consecutive games in the Premier League, 15th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion will try to snatch their third consecutive home victory against 6th-placed Manchester United, who are unbeaten in 14 straight contests in all competitions. Kick-off - at 15:15 PM ET on Tuesday, June 30.
Brighton Extend Unbeaten Streak
The unbeaten run of Brighton & Hove Albion following the Premier League restart continued, as the seaside club followed up the 2-1 home shocker-win against Arsenal on June 20 with a scoreless draw against 3rd-placed Leicester City away at King Power Stadium last Tuesday. Neal Maupay, who scored the last-gasp winner against the Gunners, could have become the hero once again, but failed to convert from the penalty spot in the 14th minute. The Seagulls have lost just one of their previous seven EPL matches (W1 D5 L1) and currently sit 15th in England’s top-flight (W7 D12 L12), six points above the bottom-three.
French striker Maupay leads Brighton with nine league markers for the season, having netted twice in his last five outings. Australian Mat Ryan, meanwhile, has stopped 99 shots during the ongoing campaign, residing 5th in Premier League’s goalie chart. He has banked seven clean sheets in 31 games this year and concedes a goal every 68 minutes of play. The Seagulls have buried the 14th highest number of EPL goals this season (34), while posting the 8th highest quantity of shots per game (12.7). The team is 7th in both ball possession (53.4%) and passing accuracy (81.3%).
Red Devils Win Two In Row
The unbeaten run of Manchester United extended to 14 games in all competitions (W10 D4) after an Anthony Martial hat trick helped the team to bag a 3-0 Premier League victory against Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday before a Harry Maguire snipe deep into extra-time sealed a 2-1 triumph in the quarter-final of the FA Cup against Norwich City at Carrow Road three days later. Odion Ighalo also scored on Saturday for the Red Devils, who have reached their third FA Cup semi-final in the last five seasons and currently sit 6th in the league with a W13 D10 L8 record, trailing 5th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers by three points, but with a game in hand.
English striker Marcus Rashford and Frenchman Martial both lead Manchester United with 14 Premier League strikes this season. Spanish goalie David De Gea, meanwhile, sits 12th in the league with 79 saves. He has picked up nine clean sheets in 31 fixtures during the current campaign and allows a goal every 90 minutes on average. The Red Devils have netted the 6th highest amount of league goals this year (48), while taking the 4th highest quantity of shots per game (14.7). The team is 5h in both ball possession (53.9%) and passing accuracy (82.8%).
Manchester United have beaten Brighton & Hove Albion on the very last two occasions and are entering their newest fixture against the seaside club on the back of two wins in all competitions. Having said that, the Red Devils have very much struggled in their last three away games against the Seagulls in all comps, losing both Premier League trips to Brighton in the calendar year of 2018, while managing to earn just a 1-1 draw in their FA Cup fixture in 1992. Road ties with a count of 1-1 have been a constant occurrence for the Red Devils lately, mind. The very last two away matches in the league against Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have all ended with this result, as have the first 90 minutes of United’s FA Cup contest versus Norwich City on Saturday. With Brighton having already posted no less than seven 1-1 draws in England's top tier this year, expect nothing else from this particular game!
Correct score: 1-1 (+650)