Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion

FA Cup Quarterfinal

BHA vs MUN MATCH PREVIEW:

After Sevilla knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League and Manchester City’s ruthless streak in the Premier League means the league title is heading to the Etihad Stadium, the FA Cup is the only realistic trophy that Jose Mourinho can target this season.

The voices are now starting to emanate from Old Trafford that Mourinho is not the right candidate to lead the club which has always played good attacking football. Under former Real Madrid manager, the 20 times English Champions look like a team that thrives on long-balls and corners. Against teams with some talents in their ranks, Mourinho’s tactics just circles around parking a big bus in front of opponent’s goal and a quick counter-attack.

Quite an aberration to what we all were used to see when Alex Ferguson was in charge of United.

The visitors, Brighton & Hove Albion, have performed beyond everybody’s imagination. Chris Hughton’s men are sitting at 11th in the table heading into this match, 7 points adrift of the relegation zone. So the Seagulls are not in an immediate danger of dropping into that dreaded zone.

Prior to their defeat to Everton in the last game, Albion recorded three consecutive victories and were on 7 games unbeaten streak.

 

MATCH DETAILS:

When: March 18th, 01:15 AM IST

Where: Old Trafford

Capacity- 79,994

 

Recent wins (Last six matches)

Manchester United – W D W W W L

Brighton & Hove Albion – W D W W W L

 

BHA vs MUN TEAM NEWS:

Manchester United:

Manchester United will be without the injured Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, and Phil Jones. While former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a doubt with concerns over his fitness.

PROBABLE XI

Romer (GK); Young, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw, McTominay, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lukaku, Martial

 

Brighton & Hove Albion:

Anthony Knockaert will be missing the match due to a suspension. While Steve Sidwell and Jiri Skalak are 100% out injured. Dale Stephens and Gaetan Bong are both doubts, but could be risked for such a huge clash.

PROBABLE XI

Ryan (GK); Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner, Izquierdo, Propper, Kayal, March, Grob, Murray

 

Competition History-

Manchester United-  20 First division title

Brighton & Hove Albion- They haven’t won a first division title yet.

 

Head 2 Head- 17 meetings in official matches

Manchester United- 11

Brighton & Hove Albion- 1

Draws: 5

 

Key Players:

Manchester United – Pogba, Martial, Lukaku

Brighton & Hove Albion – March, Grob, Murray

 

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Manchester United were on a roll before their surprise loss against Sevilla in the Champions League and looked a good bet for the quarterfinals. So we are expecting some backlash from Mourinho’s men, and Brighton may suffer in this match.

A 4-0 Home Win-

 

STK VS EVE FANTASY TEAM:

 

NOTE: THIS STK VS EVE MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.