Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United meet at The American Express Community Stadium, in a match for the 3rd round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 30‑06‑2020, in a Premier League match that ended with Manchester United winning by (0‑3). The goals of the match were scored by M. Greenwood (16 ‘) and Bruno Fernandes (29’ and 50 ‘) for Manchester United. In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Brighton & Hove Albion :
The home team is currently in 8th position, with 3 points won. In their debut they lost at home to Chelsea, by (1‑3). In matchday two, they won away against Newcastle United by (0‑3). This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a away win against Preston North End by (0‑2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Brighton & Hove Albion have won 2, tied 3 and lost 5. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 8 of their 21 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Graham Potter’s team comes into this game motivated, after a 2-0 away win with Preston, Jahanbakhsh and Mac Allister scored the winning goals. The home team generally operates on a 5-2-3 tactical system, in which the three men who will create problems on the opposing defense will be Maupay, Connolly and Trossard. One aspect that Brighton excels at is the way it manages to sustain a positive result. Coach Graham Potter should have only one absence for this game, due to injury: Florin Andone.
Manchester United :
The away team comes to this 3 rd round after a loss in their league debut against Crystal Palace by (1‑3). This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 8 victories, 4 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium. In their last match, for the League Cup, they beat Luton Town away by (0‑3). In their last 10 away games Manchester United has 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (0’‑ 15 ‘).
Manchester United comes to this game motivated, after a 3-0 away win at the Luton Stadium, for the English League Cup: Mata, Rashford and Greenwood scored the winning goals. The visiting team generally operates in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the visiting team is the quality it presents to score in the dangerous situations it manages to create. The top three players will be Rashford, Martial and James, providing the Manchester club with various solutions to create danger. The Manchester United manager should not be able to count on Paul Pogba, because he is injured.