Brighton vs Manchester City Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds

Brighton vs Manchester City Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds

Brighton & Hove Albion host Manchester City at The Amex Stadium in the English Premier League on Saturday. City need to keep up their form for the Champions League and FA Cup and should have more than enough firepower to see off Brighton.

Brighton’s difficult run
Brighton’s run of incredibly difficult home games continues when they host Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in the Premier League’s late kick off on Saturday evening.

Having been turned over 3-0 in convincing style by Man Utd on June 30, the Seagulls were put to the sword 3-1 by newly crowned champions Liverpool on their own patch in similar fashion in mid-week, and Albion will fear another chasing when they meet a free-scoring Citizens team this weekend.

Fortunately for Brighton, the nine-point gap between themselves in 15th and the division’s drop zone should be wide enough to allay any lingering relegation worries, however, even without the pressure of a survival battle squeezing them, Albion should offer little resistance to City on Saturday.

City keep on scoring
Manchester City prepared for their trip to the seaside with a resounding 5-0 hammering of Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, David Silva, Raheem Sterling and a Federico Fernandez og allowed the Citizens to run up their massive margin of victory against a shellshocked Newcastle outfit in what was the latest in a series of dominant home displays.

Since the campaign’s restart last month, City have scored an incredible 22 goals in four outings at the Etihad Stadium, and while their away form since the resumption hasn’t matched their sensational results in Manchester, the Citizens will expect to redress the balance this weekend.

Man City to make light work of Brighton
City lost 1-0 at Southampton in their last away assignment in what was an entirely unexpected result, though in truth, the Citizens created enough opportunities at St. Mary’s Stadium to win the match three times over.

Remarkably, City racked up 26 attempts on goal without finding the net on the south coast – which is one more attempt than Leicester mustered in their record 9-0 win at Southampton earlier in the campaign.

City’s loss against the Saints in unfortunate circumstances was their second defeat on the road in succession since the restart following their reverse at Chelsea, though we think Pep Guardiola’s men are worth backing to get back on the right track on Saturday.

In each of their last two home games, Brighton found themselves 2-0 goals down in the early throes of each contest, and went on to lose at half time and full time in both encounters.

Manchester City, who led at half time in 17 Premier League fixtures already this term, have the attacking weapons to fire their way to a quick start again this weekend, and with their dominance in Saturday’s match expected to be absolute, they look excellent value in the half time/full time market this week.

City took maximum points against Brighton in each of the clubs’ five Premier League meetings since the Seagulls’ promotion in 2017, and it’s worth noting that the Citizens were leading at half time and full time in the most recent four of those encounters.

Alongside our HT/FT forecast, we’re tipping the Citizens to win 3-0 in our correct score prediction. Albion conceded exactly three goals in each of their last two tough home tests against Man Utd and Liverpool, and having lost to nil to a similarly talented City side earlier in the campaign, we think a comparable outcome and winning margin is likely.

Key Battle: Tariq Lamptey vs Raheem Sterling
Tariq Lamptey added to his already burgeoning reputation in mid-week with a fine individual display capped with an assist against Premier League champions Liverpool at the AMEX Stadium.

The 19-year-old right back looks destined for a lengthy top-level career, and his defensive skillset looks perfectly set up to provide a stiff test to Raheem Sterling’s attacking arsenal on Saturday.

Sterling came off the bench to score for Man City in their 5-0 triumph over Newcastle  on Wednesday, and the England international should be primed and ready to go from the start against Brighton having been rested for an hour against the Magpies.

Brighton vs Manchester City team news
Brighton have an almost completely clean bill of health for their meeting with Man City on Saturday.

Jos̩ Izquierdo remains a long-term absentee, while Steven Alzate remains a doubt Рhowever, Graham Potter has an otherwise full complement of players to choose from.

Former Chelsea starlet Tariq Lamptey should start again against his old club, while Aaron Mooy could come in for Davy Propper, after the Dutch midfielder endured a tough evening against Liverpool.

Brighton predicted line-up: Ryan – Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Burn – Bissouma, Stephens, McAllister, Mooy, Trossard – Maupay

Like Potter, Pep Guardiola has few personnel worries ahead of City’s trip to play Albion.

Sergio Aguero is still absent, but elsewhere, Guardiola has an embarrassment of riches to choose from.

With his advancing years a factor, David Silva is unlikely to start again despite his wonderful performance against Newcastle, though John Stones could be given another chance to impress ahead of the transfer window.

Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez will all be competing for spots, while Fernandinho might have to settle for a place on the bench.

Manchester City predicted line-up: Ederson – Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy – Rodrigo, de Bruyne, Gundogan – Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook

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