BHA vs MUN Dream11 Prediction: Manchester United make the trip down south to the Amex Stadium where they take on Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. Brighton is on a three-game winning streak after their loss at home to Chelsea on the opening matchday. They have since gone on to win the second and third round of the Carabao Cup and funnily enough drawn against Manchester United in the fourth round which will be played just a few days after their clash in the Premier League. Manchester United, on the other hand, has had a very rough start to the Premier League season, losing 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace. This game was quite an eye-opener to the Red Devils and they made amends away at Luton Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup where they won 3-0. Despite the scoreline, the win was rather unconvincing with late goals from substitutes Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford required to seal the game in the last few minutes. Graham Potter will be aware of this and try to use Man United’s failings in a bid to get their second win of the Premier League season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a few selection dilemmas to work out before they take the field on Saturday.
Fixture name & competition: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United, Premier League
Date & Time: 26th September, 5 pm (IST)
Venue: Amex Stadium, Brighton
BHA – DLWWW;
MUN – WWLLW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 fixtures, Manchester United have won 3 and Brighton have won 2.
Last meeting: Brighton 0-3 Manchester United (Premier League, 1st July 2020)
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Brighton & Hove Albion Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Yves Bissouma picked up a red card against Newcastle and remains suspended for this game. Christian Walton and Jose Izquierdo will likely be ruled out till next month and Florin Andone continues to be a long-term absentee.
Doubtful: Brighton does not have any doubtful players. So choose better players for BHA vs MUN Dream11 Team Prediction.
Expected changes: Youngster, Jayson Molumby, is likely to start in midfield alongside Steven Alzate and Adam Lallana. Despite Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s goal in mid-week, he is likely to return to the bench.
BHA Playing 11 (probable):
Matthew Ryan (GK)
Manchester United Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Axel Tuanzebe is back on grass but this game comes a little too soon for him. Phil Jones continues to remain absent. Chris Smalling will not feature due to his impending transfer away from the club.
Doubtful: Manchester United have no doubtful players for this game.
Expected changes: United played a second-string side against Luton so a lot of those players are expected to be back on the bench. Eric Bailly may replace Victor Lindelof in defence after the Swede’s horror show against Crystal Palace. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mason Greenwood will be back on the left-flank as well.
MUN Playing 11 (probable):
David de Gea (GK)
Bookmakers are favouring a Manchester United win with odds of 4/5. However, these odds are flattering United who aren’t in the best situation at the moment. There is an air of toxicity and disbelief held by fans who do not trust the owners or board. This negativity can very easily be passed down to players and affect team performances. It is going to be a mentality test for Manchester United and it will be interesting to see how they respond to their embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace. They face a side that will be high on confidence going into this fixture and will do everything possible to hurt them. They have some great players like Adam Lallana, Leandro Trossard, Neal Maupay and youngster Tariq Lamptey who can land some sizeable hits on the Red Devils. Manchester United are not very good at dealing with target-men roaming in and around the box and Neal Maupay will be looking to do just that by capitalizing on any error that David de Gea or the backline make. If Solskjaer’s men manage to find their feet and not fall prey to Brighton’s relentless attack, they may get something out of this game. Check out our BHA vs MUN Dream11 Match Prediction
Bruno Fernandes – Winning the Player of the Season award for a particular club is a great achievement and it is even greater if the player has played for only half a season. Bruno Fernandes signed for United in January and immediately contributed 12 goals and 8 assists, taking the Red Devils from 7th to 3rd place. He is also their set-piece specialist and penalty-taker and will look to replicate and better his goal-scoring numbers.
Leandro Trossard – The Belgian international signed for the Seagulls last summer and despite scoring only 5 goals and providing 3 assists, he was a very good player for them in terms of attacking play and creativity. He already kicked off this season with a goal and assist in two games this season and will look to beat his numbers from last season by some distance.
Anthony Martial – Anthony Martial had the most goal contributions (23 goals and 12 assists) for Manchester United last season and still has a lot more to offer. With Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba playing behind him and Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood playing alongside him, he will be the recipient of a lot of balls in the final third as well.
X-factors (differential picks)
Mason Greenwood – The youngster had an incredible break-through 2019/20 season, scoring 17 goals and providing 5 assists. He also bagged a goal and an assist against Luton Town despite starting on the bench. At the raw age of 18, Greenwood is extremely lethal in front of goal and is known for scoring goals out of nowhere with just half a chance or half an inch of space.
Neal Maupay – Neal Maupay signed for Brighton from Brentford in the summer of 2019. He has been a very good player for them, scoring 10 goals and providing 3 assists last season. He has already kicked off this season in style by bagging 2 goals and 1 assist as Brighton beat Newcastle 3-0. He will look to pester Manchester United’s centre-backs by constantly running around the final-third.
Marcus Rashford – The England international had a great 2019/20 season until a back injury ruined it for him and he hasn’t quite looked his usual self since coming back. He did come off the bench and score against Luton Town and will look to emulate that against bigger and better Premier League opponents like he so often did last season. A few goals and a decent run of form will return his lost confidence.