Red Devils Fancied to Extend Unbeaten Run

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Manchester United are favourites to beat Brighton tonight, but the result is certainly not a foregone conclusion.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

Manchester United will be confident of extending their unbeaten run to 15 matches when they travel to the AMEX Stadium to take on Brighton on Tuesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been in inspired form of late, and they can still lift some silverware this season.

The Red Devils still have a chance of winning the FA Cup and Europa League, but for now, their focus is firmly on the top four.

Since the restart, United have beaten Sheffield United in the league and Norwich in the FA Cup, having done well to fight back to earn a draw at Tottenham.

United’s unbeaten run away from home now stands at eight matches, and Solskjaer’s men are 20/33* to win tonight.

Brighton Will Pose a Tough Challenge

While Brighton are at the opposite end of the table, Graham Potter’s men should be difficult to beat this evening.

The Seagulls were one of the leading candidates for relegation, but they are now 28/1 to go down, after a three-match unbeaten run.

Before the shutdown, they picked up a creditable 0-0 draw with Wolves, while Potter’s men have silenced their doubters following the season’s resumption.

Albion recorded a 2-1 win over Arsenal on June 20, with Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay scoring inside the final 15 minutes to cancel out Nicolas Pepe’s strike, and backed that result up with a draw away at third-placed Leicester City, missing a penalty to be denied all three points.

Brighton are now six points above the bottom three, and they will feel another victory should be enough to secure their place in the top flight for next season.

Centre-back Adam Webster is a doubt for Tuesday’s encounter, with the former Bristol City ace struggling with a hamstring injury.

Webster was forced off during the 0-0 draw with Leicester City, but Potter does not have any other injury worries to contend with.

Youngster Tariq Lamptey could start his second successive game at right-back after his fine display against the Foxes.

United boss Solskjaer is expected to make several changes after resting some of his key players for the FA Cup success over Norwich.

However, defensive pair Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe will miss the game through injury. United have won the last two meetings between the pair, but they both came at Old Trafford.

The last meeting at The AMEX finished 3-2 to Brighton and both teams to score tonight is priced at 11/10.

Punters who backed over 2.5 goals in the last three meetings will have all enjoyed healthy returns, and the same bet is 21/20 to happen again on Tuesday.

*All odds correct at time of writing

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