Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion
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Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The champions Manchester City are awaiting one of the relegation contenders, Brighton and Hove Albion. Well, this sentence pretty much summarizes the entire match. We all know who is the favorite here, and which side is the underdog. Citizens are superb at the moment, and they are catching the rhythm. On the other part of the field, we have a struggling team, with many issues in their performances.
City comes into this match after demolishing Cardiff away from home last week, 0:5, and defeating Oxford United in the English Football Cup 0:3. Meanwhile, the Seagulls lost at home to Tottenham 1:2 back on Sunday. That was their fifth event in a row in which they couldn’t win.
Guardiola and his boys had one unpleasant moment in the Champions League, when they lost at home against Lyon 1:2, and became the first English club to lose four in a row in that competition. This situation turned the red lamp at Etihad, and the reaction came immediately. Eight goals over the past two matches, without a single, allowed. And here we have another, perfect chance for maintaining of this row. City is very confident at home this season. They have three wins in three games, with a total goal difference of 11 netted and 2 conceded goals. four of their last five matches in the Premiership ended with over 2.5 scores.
Brighton & Hove Albion
After a win against Manchester United, many pundits started predicting that this team is much better than during the previous year, and that they could go up towards the middle of the table. But the reality is much, much different. The Seagulls will once again fight to preserve the status of the Premier League member, and it will be very tough for them to do the same. Last game at home against Tottenham was a clear sign that a victory against United was just a lucky turn of events and a temporary spark. Currently, this team has 5 straight fixtures without a win, and they allowed at least one goal in the latest 14. And these two facts are looking ridiculous when compared to the information that Brighton hasn’t won away from home in 15 matches in a row, since the 13th of January this year once this team defeated Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.
Latest Team News
City has many injured players on their list. Kevin de Bryne, Benjamin Mendy, Eliaquim Mangala, Danilo, Claudio Bravo etc. The situation with the Seagulls is a bit different. Dale Stephens is expected to play, same as Jose Izquierdo, whose fitness improved. Pascal Gros will not play this match.
This is going to be 20th match between the two sides, and City leads in the series so far. They have 10 wins, while Brighton notched only 4. Five events ended with a draw. Last season, we saw two routine victories of the champions, 3:1 here at Etihad, and 0:2 at Amex.
Odds and Predictions
If you stake 100 units on City’s win, the clear profit will be just 7. A draw will multiply your investment 11 times, while a sensation and Brighton’s triumph is valued with an odd of 23.
Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion | Top Betting Tip: Manchester City (4-0)
It doesn’t matter which team Guardiola sends on the pith, be sure that the hosts are much better than Hughton’s squad. Even if that is a combined team, made from some young and unknown players, with two or three first-team starts, they will still easily defeat Brighton. Simply, the guests have a lot of issues in the back line, and they allowed two goals in each of the previous three matches, and we already told you that they couldn’t keep clean sheets in 14 straight fixtures. We also suggest to combine City’s win with a high number of goals, and use some combo markets, like City wins and over 3.5 goals, because that could increase your odds pretty much. Over 1.5 HT is also a solid choice, do not forget that. Final prediction, Manchester City – Brighton 4:0.