It will be the home side Manchester United who will be hosting this match against Brighton at the Old Trafford Saturday afternoon. Thus game is going to be historical, It has been 33 years now since they met in an English top flight and we are anticipating to see who will celebrate after the 90 minutes.
To have extra insights on this match we had to have a special collaboration with Manchester United journalist for FootballPredictions.com Phil McKoy.
The Red Devils were able to stay alive in contention for the domestic silverware trophy thanks to a 4-1 win against Newcastle. Jose Mourinho’s men destroyed Rafa Benitez’s troops with Paul Pogba scoring a goal on return from injury at the Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba is a key and essential part of Manchester United football so one of the players the Seagulls will be targeting and trying to hold down will be the French International on Saturday. Manchester United have had an 100℅ percent record at the Old Trafford this season and will not allow the under dogs spoil their party on matchday 13.
The Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has scored goals with joy in the first side of the season campaign and the strikers will not hold back to add to the score sheet this time around. The Brighton defenders should see the striker has a threat and as a target in this match so as to avoid humiliation at the end of the game by the former Everton striker, they should learn from Newcastle’s match.
However, The Former Barcelona star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come out of his long term injury and he is likely to play as a substitute in this fixture, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly should recover before the match date to face Brighton while Phil Jones is sidelined due to a Calf injury.
There are so many who believe that the Seagulls will drop back to the Championship division at the end of this 2017/18 season, but Brighton are ready to show the world that they are strong enough to avoid relegation and even finish in a top ten spot at the end of the season, this should be something Manchester United should watch out for so we don’t get beaten by surprise because the team is presently full of energy and zeal to win so they should not be underestimated in this fixture. Brighton has been on an unbeaten run for the past five games coming and are hoping to make Manchester United the sixth unbeaten game, it has been hard for football Predictions companies to be able to analyse their matches before hand and it will be another twist as they head for a trip to Manchester.
The Seagulls have a good record of winning at home, very hard to conquer but have performances in the road that leave a lot to be desired and they are not seen as underdogs in this fixture but as a threat in Saturday’s clash.
Brighton have come out victorious in their matches against Swansea City and Hull City in previous away games and that has given teams a reason to not doubt their winning abilities. As predicted they are going to play a game of defence to hold Manchester United from hitting the net but it’s going to take more than defending to keep Manchester United from winning this match.
Brighton player Tomer Hemed is to start this match as midfielder Steve Sidwell is still in the recovery room and the only player to miss the match.
Manchester United have successfully found a way to turn their home into a stronghold and a powerful team to contend with, the team will be ready with strong players to handle the Brighton match and still keep theirself strong to contend for the Premier League title.
Brighton are definitely on top of their game but they majorly lack the winning touch when playing top teams in the Premier League so I personally believe that they can not spoil Manchester United’s good run in this season’s campaign.