The Seagulls are flying high at the moment – Tuesday night’s game will be a tough test for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s (above) side

Brighton have picked up four points from their two games since football returned and it could have been six if they had put away their penalty against Leicester.

But if you’d said to Graham Potter that his side will beat Arsenal and draw with Leicester, there’s no doubt he would have taken it.

Neal Maupay is the man who stole the headlines against the Gunners, and he’s 13/2 to score first against United.

The Seagulls are six points clear of the relegation zone, but they’ll be desperate to secure their status in the Premier League as soon as they possibly can.

United, on the other hand, have shown promising signs since the restart, particularly in their 3-0 win over Sheffield United last week. They are currently unbeaten in 14 games in all competitions (W10, D4), scoring 35 goals and conceding four. It’s their best form since a 17-match streak without defeat between Nov 2016 and Jan 2017.

Anthony Martial scored his first Premier League hat-trick in the game against the Blades, United’s first since Robin van Perise’s against Aston Villa back in the 2012/13 season. The Frenchman is a decent price at 3/1 to open the scoring against Brighton.

The FA Cup quarter-final victory over Norwich wasn’t a great performance it’s fair to say, but the Reds got the job done and now have a semi-final clash with Chelsea to look forward to.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made eight changes to his side in that game and has said that he virtually has a fully fit squad to choose from for the trip to the Amex.

The Reds have slipped to sixth in the table but have the chance to close the gap to fourth-placed Chelsea to just two points with a victory here.

However, the form book suggests United don’t travel well – they’ve only won four away games this season, so a Brighton win at 11/2 may be full of value here. In addition, their last win at Brighton was back in the First Division in 1982.

Match Betting – Brighton 11/2, Draw 11/4, Man Utd 8/13

 

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