Kick-off: 2000, 11/07/2020
Stadium: Amex Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Manchester City return to the south coast for the second time in a week looking to end a run of three successive away defeats.
City have been strangely out of sorts on their travels recently and were beaten 1-0 at Southampton last weekend.
At least one team has failed to score in 10 of their last 11 league matches so we’re backing ‘no’ in the both teams to score market at 17/20 as our opening Brighton vs Manchester City prediction.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
City’s defeat at Southampton will have given Brighton hope of causing a similar upset but they have failed to beat any of the current top six this season.
The 4-0 loss in the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium was their heaviest of the season, while City were 4-1 winners at the Amex Stadium in May as they clinched the title.
City have scored in both halves in the last four league meetings with the Seagulls so this could become a case of damage limitation for Graham Potter’s men, who did well to only lose 3-1 to Liverpool in midweek after conceding twice inside the opening 10 minutes.
Last Brighton line-up: Ryan, Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Stephens, Mac Allister, Trossard, Gross, Propper, Maupay.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City’s poor away form is made even more puzzling by the way they have blown teams away on home soil.
Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, David Silva and Raheem Sterling were all on target in a 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle on Wednesday, while City also benefited from a Federico Fernandez own goal.
The rout took City’s goal tally in the Premier League this season to 86 from 34 games – 11 more than champions Liverpool, who they hammered 4-0 last week – while Mahrez’s goal also made a mark in the record books.
Mahrez’s 21st- minute strike was his 10th of the campaign, joining Sergio Aguero (16), Raheem Sterling (14), Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus (both 11) in double figures. It is the first time in the history of the competition one club has had five players reach 10.
City have had a tough run of away fixtures recently which partly explains their results but this should be a routine win and a 4-0 triumph at 13/1 completes our Brighton vs Man City betting tips.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Stones, Zinchenko, Cancelo, Otamendi, Rodri, De Bruyne, D Silva, Foden, Jesus, Mahrez.
BRIGHTON 1-3 Liverpool – Mo Salah (2), Jordan Henderson
MAN CITY 5-0 Newcastle – Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Federico Fernandez (og), David Silva, Raheem Sterling
Head-to-head: Man City 4-0 Brighton, Brighton 1-4 Man City, Man City 1-0 Brighton, Man City 2-0 Brighton, Man City 3-1 Brighton, Brighton 0-2 Man City
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