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Brighton will be visiting Etihad Stadium on Wednesday for the Premier League meeting with hosts Manchester City.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Manchester City v Brighton match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
Manchester City will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 3-0 FA Cup success against Birmingham City.
In that game, Manchester City had 73% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Manchester City, the goals were scored by Bernardo Silva (8', 15') and Phil Foden (33'). Birmingham City got 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Manchester City haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have managed to rack up 15 during that period while also conceding a total of 2.
Brighton & Hove Albion
In the game prior to this, Brighton drew 1-1 in the FA Cup tie with Newport County.
In that game, Brighton & Hove Albion managed 72% possession and 20 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Brighton & Hove Albion, goals were scored by Solly March (90') and Adam Webster (90' Own goal). Newport County had 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The match went to penalties and was won 4-3 by Brighton & Hove Albion.
Looking at their form, and Brighton have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. Defensively, The Seagulls have clearly had some problems. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 09/05/2018 shows that these encounters have not been kind to Brighton. They have not managed to get any wins whatsoever whereas Manchester City have been the better of the two, beating them in 100% of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 21 goals were produced between them in these games, with 19 of them for The Citizens and 2 coming from The Seagulls. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league game between these clubs was Premier League match day 35 on 11/07/2020 and the score finished Brighton & Hove Albion 0-5 Manchester City.
On that day, Brighton & Hove Albion managed 29% possession and 3 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
On the other side, Manchester City got 26 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Raheem Sterling (21', 53', 81'), Gabriel Jesus (44') and Bernardo Silva (56') scored.
The match was refereed by Graham Scott.
Team News: Manchester City
Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery) and Eric García (Corona virus) will be missing for Man City boss Pep Guardiola.
Team News: Brighton
With a fully healthy squad to choose from, Brighton boss Graham Potter has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
Brighton are certainly able to put a goal past this Manchester City outfit, but that possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Manchester City at the end of the 90 minutes. It really should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (55,017)
Captain: Fernando Fernandinho
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Competitions: Premier League position 5, FA Cup (Third Round), EFL Cup (Final), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Star Player: Raheem Sterling
Normally deployed in the Right Wing position, Raheem Sterling was born in Kingston, Jamaica. After making a first senior appearance for Liverpool in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 14 appearances.