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The 37th Premier League game will open on Friday evening with the match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United. Both teams are currently five points clear: Manchester United are five points ahead of third-placed Liverpool. Brighton is five points ahead of the first relegation spot currently occupied by Southampton. Thus, neither United the Vice-champion title in the bag and Brighton still has the league.
In addition, the Seagulls have slipped into a crisis towards the end of the season: For seven games, the team of coach Chris Hughton waiting for a victory. In this period, it was only enough for three points. The team of Jose Mourinho, however, has lost only one of the last seven games. All other six matches were won by the Red Devils. The two teams met a few weeks ago, on 17 March, each other already. At that time, United won at home in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup 2-0. In 18 games, there have been 12 victories for Manchester and only one for Brighton. There are also five draws.
Since the summer of 2017, the Seagulls play for the first time in the Premier League. 26 of the 37 points were won by the climber in the domestic AMEX Stadium. This puts Chris Hughton’s team in 9th place in the home table. The chances that the South of England will reach their goal for the season, are quite good, as in the last few days still some competitors in the relegation battle each other take away the points. But the rest of the program has it all: After the match against United Brighton still meets Manchester City and Liverpool. Add to that the bad shape curve of Brighton: For seven games, there was no more threesome for the promoted.
Most recently, the Seagulls scored a goalless draw at Burnley and a 1-1 win at home to CL contender Tottenham Hotspur. With a win against United, Brighton could make the league clear as Swansea City and Southampton still meet directly. At home Brighton has been waiting for three games for a win. First, there was a defeat against Leicester, then two 1-1. Before that, the Seagulls had won four home games in a row. Davy Pröpper has served his suspension and should return to the starting eleven against United. Steve Sidwell drops out.
With Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal last weekend, Manchester United have secured a place in the top four in the Premier League, allowing them to play in the premier class next season. In the FA Cup the Red Devils are in the final against Chelsea. Nevertheless, Manchester is not really happy with the season. In the Champions League Mourinho Elf failed already in the second round to Sevilla. Especially against top teams and in important games, the playing style of coach Mourinho is criticized.
The attempt to control the game by defending only is risky and outdated. The football game has evolved, but not the team and the coach. Often the crew appeared sluggish, static or even emotionless. United is in the away table “only” in fourth place. On the opponent’s place there were ten wins, three draws and four defeats so far. For five away games, the Red Devils but without defeat and won the recent three games all. The use of Romelu Lukaku, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly is still questionable.
Brighton vs Manchester United head to head matches
17.03.18 FAC Manchester United Brighton 2 : 0
25.11.17 PL Manchester United Brighton 1 : 0