Brighton vs Man UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:15 Jun 30, 2020, Amex Stadium
TWO teams with very different priorities go toe-to-toe on Tuesday night as Brighton meet Manchester United at the Amex Stadium.
The Seagulls are involved in a tense scrap for survival while Man United are fiercely competing for a top-four finish.
Brighton have boosted their chances of beating the drop since the restart having turned over Arsenal on home turf before picking up a point away at Leicester last midweek.
Consequently, Graham Potter's side have eased their relegation fears by giving themselves a six point buffer over the bottom-three.
Standing in Brighton's way this midweek is a Manchester United side, who having secured an FA Cup semi-final place on Saturday, will make the trip south having avoided defeat in each of their last 14 matches across all competitions.
The Red Devils resumed their Premier League season with a well-deserved 1-1 draw away at Tottenham before making light work of Sheffield United last midweek to maintain a run of form which has brought a real sense of optimism back to Old Trafford.
Man United, despite falling to defeat in each of their last two visits to this venue, are big favourites at 3/4 with Bet 365.
I wouldn't back against Man United collecting all three points on the south coast, however, I suspect this clash could be a lot closer than what the betting suggests and I'm therefore going steer clear of the outright markets.
What's more, it would be fair to say that the Premier League has been very low on entertainment since the resumption and it's hard to envisage that changing at the Amex on Tuesday night.
Six of the last seven top-flight tussles at this venue have generated under 2.5 goals and there have been under three strikes across each of the Red Devils last seven road trips.
With that in mind, backing under 2.5 match goals takes appeal at odds of 4/5 with SportNation, however, I'm going to opt for an alternative angle by using Bet 365‘s Bet Builder feature to combine under four match goals alongside under four match cards at Even-Money (Bet 365).
For reasons already discussed, opposing goals could be the way to go here and I'm not expecting a card-heavy encounter given that referee Andre Marriner can be quite lenient when it comes to getting the book out.
Man United's mini-revival has coincided with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes who's eye-catching displays have brought some traditional swagger back to United's style of play.
The Portuguese playmaker has been a standout performer since arriving from Sporting Lisbon, weighing in with three goals and three assists in his seven Premier League run-outs for the Red Devils thus far and I like the look of the 6/4 (William Hill) on offer for Fernandes to have two or more shots on target during this battle with Brighton.
The midfield maestro has been hitting United's free-kicks and penalties and it's also worth noting that Fernandes has hit a whopping 26 shots across his seven Premier League appearances to date – 11 of which have been on target.
Furthermore, Fernandes hit the target on three occasions away at Spurs recently and that adds to the appeal of backing two or more shots on target against a Brighton outfit who are still looking over their shoulder.
This English Premier League match between Brighton and Man United will be played on Jun 30, 2020 and kick off at 20:15. Check below for our tipsters best Brighton vs Man United prediction.