Brighton’s only victories in their 22 fixtures against Manchester United in all competitions have come in each of the last three top-flight home meetings.
Manchester United’s most recent victory at Brighton was in the First Division in 1982.
All five Premier League meetings have been won by the home side, making it the division’s most-played fixture in which the hosts have a 100% record.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton have 33 points after 31 matches, just three shy of their final tally last season.
They are unbeaten in three matches, which have all been against sides in the top half of the table: Wolves, Arsenal and Leicester.
The Seagulls have kept two clean sheets in those three games, as many as they had managed in their previous 20 league fixtures.
They have benefitted from a top-flight high of four own goals in the Premier League this season. Only Neal Maupay, with nine, has scored more goals for the Seagulls this campaign.
Brighton’s starting XI against Leicester was the youngest they have fielded in a Premier League match at an average age of 25 years and 182 days.
United are 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.
Manchester United’s tally of 49 points from 31 games is their lowest since the 1990-91 campaign.
They require 17 points out of a possible 21 in their final seven league fixtures to equal their points total of last season.
The Red Devils have kept seven clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League matches – as many as they managed in their first 40 under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
They have won only four of their 15 league away fixtures this season. The fewest away matches won by the Red Devils in a Premier League campaign is five, set in 2010-11.