Man City vs Brighton Prediction: City to Win
Brighton & Hove Albion will host English champions Manchester City on Saturday in the Premier League. The match will be played at Amex Stadium at 5.30 PM.
The Seagulls have been high flying this season and are currently just two points adrift of third placed Manchester City. Graham Potter has made his side look like a well drilled unit and City won’t have an easy task on its hand. Brighton has earned the plaudits for their clean and crisp approach towards the game but it remains to be seen how they manage to tackle the reigning English champions in the next clash.
City thrashed Club Brugge 5-0 in the Champions League and will be aiming to carry that momentum to Brighton. With Manchester United hosting Liverpool City will have a chance to reduce the gap with Jurgen Klopp’s side. City’s recent record proved that they fail to win their subsequent league match after a Champions League win but now it’s time to break the shackles.
Brighton came back from two goal behind to register a famous 3-2 victory at Amex Stadium back in May but looking at the current form the Seagulls are unlikely to repeat that feat.
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|Footballprediction.net||Predicted Goals: 1||Predicted Goals: 2||Man City|
Man City vs Brighton Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Three draws in the last three matches has somehow hurt Brighton’s progress. Despite dominating proceedings against Norwich City they couldn’t make it count. Seven shots on target did tell about their intentions but the bottom placed the Canaries fled away with a crucial one point.
They also should have buried Arsenal but lacked that cutting edge against the Gunners which could haunt them in the future. They might have just scored eight goals but their defensive solidity has continued to provide them assurance as only Chelsea and Manchester City have leaked fewer goals than them.
Brighton’s only defeat came against Everton in the league and their defensive rigidity might cause serious problems for Pep Guardiola’s free flowing passing football.
City hasn’t had the desired start as they narrowly lost to Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham Hotspur in their first game as a Heung-min Son goal was enough to keep the two teams aside. But they were quick to brush aside their disappointing start as they pumped in five goals past Norwich City and Arsenal in successive games.
They toiled hard to beat Leicester City and then played a goalless draw against Southampton.
They defeated Chelsea but couldn’t get past Liverpool as they were held in a 2-2 draw. They restored their winning habit with a 2-0 win against Burnley and will try to continue their unbeaten run. A number of draws have made it difficult for their Premier League ambitions but they have done it numerous times under the guidance of Guiardiol and know how to turn the tide.
Man City vs Brighton Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Brighton & Hove Albion
Robert Sanchez ; Dan Burn, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk ; Marc Cucurella, Adam Lallana, Pascal Gross, Jakub Moder, Joel Veltman ; Neal Maupay, Leandro Trossard
Ederson ; Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Kyle Walker ; Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva ; Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez
Brighton & Hove Albion & Manchester City Predictions and Odds: Sofascore Ratings
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Man City vs Brighton Prediction: Offensive and Defensive stats
Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez have been given 6.8 and 7.17 ratings respectively. Foden has made 1.3 key passes per game while Mahrez has a passing accuracy of 90%.
Raheem Sterling’s rating is 6.66. He has a passing accuracy of 84%.
Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard have received 7.05 and 7.16 ratings respectively. Maupay has a 82% passing accuracy and Trossard has 79% passing accuracy this season.
Rodri has a 7.28 rating in Sofascore. He has been passing the ball with an accuracy of 93%.
Kevin De Bruyne has been a revelation since his arrival to the Premier League. He is rated 7.38 in Sofascore.
Bernardo Silva has a rating of 7.23. The Portuguese maestro is making 1.3 key passes per game.
Pascal Gross’ rating is 7.40. He has made 2.7 key passes per game.
Adam Lallana has been a constant fixture in the Brighton lineup and he has been given a rating of 6.73.
Jakub Moder’s rating is 6.56. He has a passing accuracy of 79%.
Marc Cucurella’s rating is 7.26. He has a tackling rate of 3.0.
Joel Veltman’s rating is 7.07 and he has been making 2.8 tackles per game.
Joao Cancelo has a rating of 7.31 and has kept 6 clean sheets so far.
With a rating of 7.27 Aymeric Laporte has been one of the most consistent performers for City.
Ruben Dias is not far behind with a rating of 7.24. He also has a passing accuracy of 93%
Kyle Walker has a rating of 7.03 and has a 90% passing accuracy this season.
Shane Duffy has been standing tall in the Brighton backline and has been given a 7.43 rating. He has four clean sheets under his belt.
Lewis Dunk has a 7.18 rating in Sofascore. He has been intercepting at a rate of 1.6 per game.
Dan Burn has a rating of 6.90. He has made 2.8 tackles per game.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City Head to Head
Both the teams have met each other only 26 times. Manchester City has an edge with 16 wins while the Seagulls are way behind with 6 wins. 4 games have ended in draws.
City has never lost consecutive games so the records speak for themselves.
They lost their recent encounter against Brighton last season when the latter staged a brilliant comeback to subdue the current champions 3-2.
Man City vs Brighton Prediction: Predicted Winner
Given the recent run of form Manchester City is likely to run away with a crucial win. Pep Guardiola has one of the most strong squads at his disposal.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City bettings odds are also predicting a clear win for Manchester City in the next match.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City Predictions and Odds: Latest Tweets
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