Manchester United travel to face Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday as they look to boost their European hopes ahead of next season.
Although it is still mathematically possible for United to get into the top four, such a scenario seems rather unlikely, with fourth-place Arsenal five points ahead having played two fewer matches. Still, the Red Devils will be aiming to ensure that they at least secure a place in the Europa League in their final two games of 2022/23.
Brighton, meanwhile, beat Arsenal and Tottenham last month but also suffered a heavy defeat to Manchester City. They are in ninth place in the table after 35 matches, and only a win will keep alive their faint hopes of a top-seven finish.
It has been a woeful season for United but they will be determined to finish the campaign strongly ahead of the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag, who will take charge from July 1.
United secured a 3-0 victory over Brentford on Monday, while Brighton beat Wolves by the same scoreline in their last outing.
How to watch Brighton vs. Man United
|Date||May 7||May 7||May 7||May 8|
|Time||17:30 BST||12:30 ET||12:30 ET||02:30 AEST|
|TV Channel||Sky Sports Main Event||USA Network||DAZN||Optus Sport|
|Streaming||Sky Sports||NBCSports.com||DAZN||Optus Sport|
In the UK, the game will be live on Sky Sports, while in America it will be broadcast live on USA Network, with live streaming available on NBCSports.com.
DAZN will be showing the match live in Canada, while Optus Sport have broadcasting rights in Australia.
Brighton vs. Man United predicted lineups
Brighton are set to be without Enock Mwepu due to injury, while Jeremy Sarmiento will also miss out. Tariq Lamptey is in contention to start.
Possible Brighton lineup (3-4-2-1): Sanchez (GK) — Veltman, Dunk, Webster — Lamptey, Caicedo, Bissouma, Cucurella — Mac Allister, Trossard — Welbeck.
As far as Manchester United are concerned, Jadon Sancho is out with tonsillitis and Marcus Rashford has bronchitis, but captain Harry Maguire could return following a knee injury. Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw remain sidelined, while Eric Bailly is a doubt with a back problem.
Possible Manchester United lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK) — Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles — McTominay, Fred — Elanga, Mata, Fernandes — Ronaldo.
Brighton vs. Man United betting odds
Brighton go into the game as slight favourites, with Graham Potter’s side posing an attacking threat, particularly through the in-form Leandro Trossard, while former United striker Danny Welbeck will also be eager to score.
|UK (Sky Bet)||USA (Draft Kings)||Canada (Sports Interaction)|
|Manchester United win||6/4||+155||2.43|
|Over 2.5 goals||5/6||-110||1.90|
|Both teams to score||4/6||-150||1.65|