Brighton & Hove Albion host Manchester United at the AMEX Stadium in the Premier League on Tuesday evening following the Red Devils’ FA Cup win on Saturday.
This means that Graham Potter’s side have had an extra week to recover and prepare for this game following their creditable 0-0 draw away to Leicester City in their last game.
Manchester United have taken four points from their two Premier League games since the restart – drawing 1-1 away to Tottenham Hotspur and thrashing Sheffield United 3-0 at Old Trafford. The Seagulls have the same number of points from their two matches having beaten Arsenal 2-1 in their first game back.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could really do with the three points this evening in their challenge for Champions League football next season as they look to overhaul a five point deficit on Chelsea in fourth.
10 stats ahead of Tuesday’s game:
1 – Anthony Martial’s hat-trick in Manchester United’s last Premier League outing was their first since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
2 – Marcus Rashford has scored in each of his last two Premier League matches against Brighton.
5 – The Red Devils have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 Premier League matches.
7 – Manchester United are unbeaten in all 7 Premier League games in which Bruno Fernandes has started (W4, D3).
9% – Brighton have won just 1 of their last 11 Premier League matches (D7, L3).
17% – United have won just 1 of their last 6 away Premier League matches (D3, L2).
33 – Brighton are three points short of matching last season’s points tally, with seven games still to play.
75% – The Seagulls have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 Premier League matches.
80% – Manchester United have conceded the opening goal in 4 of their last 5 away Premier League matches
100% – Brighton have won both previous Premier League meetings versus Manchester United at the AMEX Stadium.