Brighton v United: Pointers for your predictions
The brand new United Predictions game in the Official App is proving immensely popular, with many thousands of fans taking part for the opening two matches of 2020/21 against Crystal Palace and Luton Town.
Ahead of Saturday's away clash with Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League, we've compiled some statistics that could help you make your choices when you download the Official App and play United Predictions before entries close at 90 minutes to kick-off.
The first place to look for clues is last season's corresponding fixture, which was also played behind closed doors at the Amex Stadium, only three months ago. A brace from Bruno Fernandes, including a volley to round off a stunning counterattack, helped the Reds to win 3-0 with Mason Greenwood also on the scoresheet. It was third time lucky for United who had lost on our only two previous visits in the Premier League - 1-0 in 2017/18 and 3-2 in 2018/19.
You might also consider our general away form to be a helpful guide when it comes to predicting the scoreline. If so, here are our last five league results on the road:
Won 2-0 v Leicester City, 26 July
Won 2-0 v Crystal Palace, 16 July
Won 3-0 v Aston Villa, 9 July
Won 3-0 v Brighton, 30 June
Drew 1-1 v Tottenham, 19 June
This was the side Ole Gunnar Solskjaer selected in our opening Premier League game of 2020/21, last Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace:
De Gea; Fosu-Mensah, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Subs used: Greenwood, van de Beek, Ighalo.
The manager may also draw inspiration from the team that got the job done at Brighton's ground in June:
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Subs used: Williams, Andreas, McTominay, Ighalo, James.
The first goals in our last five games in all competitions were netted by the following players:
Juan Mata (penalty) v Luton Town, Carabao Cup
Donny van de Beek v Crystal Palace, Premier League
Bruno Fernandes (penalty) v Sevilla, Europa League
Bruno Fernandes (penalty) v FC Copenhagen, Europa League
Jesse Lingard v LASK, Europa League
These are the most recent Reds to be crowned standout performers by fans voting in our Official App.
Donny van de Beek - Luton Town, 22 September
Runner-up: Juan Mata
Anthony Martial - FC Copenhagen, 10 August
Runner-up: Bruno Fernandes
Jesse Lingard - LASK, 5 August
Runner-up: Juan Mata
Runner-up: Victor Lindelof
Mason Greenwood - West Ham United, 22 July
Runner-up: David De Gea / Harry Maguire
Download the Official App and play United Predictions before entries close at 90 minutes to kick-off.