Brighton and Hove Albion will welcome Manchester United to the AmEx on Thursday for a Premier League game that could prove decisive for both the hosts’ European expectations and the visitors’ UEFA Champions League aspirations. The top four would potentially move beyond the Seagulls’ on the basis of the league table after United beat Aston Villa to widen the gap. However, the scrap between Brighton and the Villans still continues. Roberto de Zerbi’s men still have a few games to play against their European rivals and will want to grab as many points as possible.
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How to watch and opportunities
- Date: Thursday, May. 4 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Place: American Express Community Stadium – Falmer, England
- TV: NBC Sports | Live stream: fuboTV (free trial)
- Chances: Brighton-105; Draw: +290; United +240 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
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Brighton: Jakub Moder, Tariq Lamptey, Jeremy Sarmiento and Adam Lallana are all out, while De Zerbi will not take any chances with Evan Ferguson either. Joel Veltman was injured thumping Wolves but could be passed fit if not too serious. Pascal Gross could move to right-back despite his stellar double over the weekend with Kaoru Mitoma, Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo and Levi Colwill all expected to return to the starting eleven.
Potential Brighton XI: steel; Gross, Colwill, Dunk(c), Estupinan; Caicedo, MacAllister; March, Enciso, Mitoma; Welbeck.
United: Donny van de Beek, Alejandro Garnacho, Tom Heaton, Phil Jones, Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez are injured. Scott McTominay is a doubtful case and Ten Hag could keep Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof in defense with captain Harry Maguire still on the bench. Aaron Wan-Bissaka could return while Jadon Sancho may have to make way for Antony.
Potential United XI: DeGea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Shaw, Malaysia; Casemiro; Fernandes, Sabitzer, Eriksen, Antony; Rashford.
This one will likely be fairly even, with both sides giving a good account of themselves. Bright and United’s scoring would come as no surprise as a winner cannot be ruled out if one team is sharper than the other in front of goal. Choose: Brighton 1, United 1.