Manchester City appear to have their swagger back once again. Bookies have them as enormous favourites to win this premier league match.
Manchester City look like title contenders in the Premier League once again after winning their last seven matches in all competitions. There have been some particularly big wins for City during that time too, having defeated Arsenal in the League Cup and Newcastle and Chelsea in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s team then defeated Manchester United 2-0 in the League Cup semi-final. Last time out, they were comfortable 3-0 winners over Birmingham. Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden got on the scoresheet, with the Portuguese midfielder netting a brace. Manchester City look set to be without Raheem Sterling, Sergio Agüero, Cole Palmer, Scott Carson, Nathan Aké, Tommy Doyle, Ferrán Torres, Aymeric Laporte and Eric García.
With no wins in eight in the Premier League, it’s been tough going for Brighton and they are just three points above the relegation zone. They drew three in a row against Fulham, Sheffield United and West Ham before losing 1-0 at home to Arsenal. Brighton drew 3-3 with Wolves in their last Premier League outing, coming back from a 3-1 half-time deficit thanks to Neal Maupay and Lewis Dunk. The Seagulls then got back to winning ways in the FA Cup, albeit with the aid of penalties against League Two side Newport County. Brighton’s injury list features Yves Bissouma, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Adam Lallana, Steven Alzate, Aaron Connolly, Danny Welbeck, Tariq Lamptey, Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone.
Manchester City have 15 wins in this fixture to Brighton’s 5. There have also been 4 draws shared between the clubs. Manchester City won the most recent meeting 5-0 in July 2020. Having won seven matches on the bounce, Manchester City should be comfortable winners in this fixture.
PREDICTION : MAN CITY 3-0 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : MAN CITY WIN FT