Man Utd vs Brighton - WSL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jamie Spencer
Man Utd return to Leigh Sports Village this weekend
Man Utd return to Leigh Sports Village this weekend / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Manchester United are straight back to action in the WSL this weekend after the highs of hosting Everton in a historic match in front of 20,000 fans at Old Trafford last Sunday.

Brighton are the visitors this time around as Marc Skinner and his team return to more familiar surroundings at Leigh Sports Village, where they will be hoping for a bumper crowd after pushing ticket sales online all week since the Old Trafford match.

In Brighton boss Hope Powell, they will face off against one of the most experienced and respected managers in the women's game.

With Champions League football still at stake for United and Brighton in with a very good chance of impressively achieving successive WSL top-half finishes, there is everything to play for here.

This is everything you need to know about the game...

How to watch Man Utd vs Brighton on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 3 April, 12:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Leigh Sports Village
TV channel/live stream? FA Player (UK & international)
Highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Abigail Byrne

Man Utd team news

Centre-back Diane Caldwell is again ruled out for United, which suggests Hayley Ladd could continue to fill in. Midfielder Lucy Staniforth and full-back Kirsty Smith are also missing, but the hope is both could get game time before the end of the season.

Ivana Fuso is fit and available after illness forced her absence at Old Trafford.

Brighton team news

Brighton will be hoping to welcome back Megan Walsh after she missed last weekend's win over West Ham, although Katie Startup was an impressive deputy.

Inessa Kaagman, Victoria Williams and Danielle Kerkdijk should all keep their places after coming back into the team against the Hammers.

Man Utd vs Brighton predicted lineups

Man Utd: Earps; Batlle, Thorisdottir, Ladd, Blundell; Zelem, Groenen, Toone; Thomas, Russo, Galton

Brighton: Walsh; Le Tissier, Williams, Kerkdijk, Kullberg; Koivisto, Connolly, Whelan, Kaagman, Carter; Lee

Man Utd vs Brighton score prediction

Manchester United have been playing well enough for the past month that this game should be a relatively comfortable win for them. The front four in particular - Leah Galton, Alessia Russo, Martha Thomas and Ella Toone - are in top form and could cause damage against most teams.

Brighton have frustrated big clubs this season but can be somewhat hit and miss with it.

So while the Seagulls drew 0-0 against Chelsea in January and did what United couldn't last time out by beating West Ham on the road, they have also lost heavily against Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham since the turn of the calendar year alone.

Prediction: Man Utd 3-1 Brighton

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