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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Nemanja Matic of Manchester United in action with Adam Lallana of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on September 26, 2020 in Brighton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Brighton and Manchester United will meet for the second time in 4 days when they face each other in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Kick off is at 19:45 on Sky Sports live from the Amex stadium.

In the last round United beat Luton Town 3-0 with goals from Mata, Rashford and Greenwood. Brighton advanced after a 2-0 win v Preston North End. It’s nice to see both teams taking this competition seriously. Although its not as glamorous as the FA Cup it is still a chance to win a trophy and that’s what it’s all about. In the league meeting on Saturday Brighton were the much better team and will still be wondering how they left empty handed.

Given the busy schedule we can expect changes from both managers. Although with United’s match fitness nowhere near what it should be, I wouldn’t expect wholesale changes.

After reports and speculation my predicted line up is: Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Williams, Matic, Van de Beek, Greenwood, Mata, Lingard and Martial. My score prediction is Brighton 1-3 Manchester United.

Can United progress to the next round or will Brighton get some revenge after the events of Saturday afternoon at the Amex? Leave your predicted line ups and score predictions in the comments section below. If you’re reading this on twitter drop us a comment and a like!

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Andrew Belcher
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