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Brighton vs Man City: Pep to demand more focus

Kick-off: 1900, 18/05/2021

Stadium: Amex Stadium

TV: BT Sport

Manchester City have won their last eight head-to-head meetings with Brighton, conceding only two goals in the process.

The Blues have been out of sorts defensively in their last couple of Premier League matches, but will be keen to put that right with the Champions League final looming.

We’re snapping up 27/20 for an away win to nil as our first Brighton vs Man City prediction.

A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds

Brighton looked on course for just their fourth home win of the season when Danny Welbeck broke the deadlock after 84 minutes against West Ham.

However, Said Benrahma struck a fine equaliser for the Hammers, with Albion once again guilty of not turning some promising build-up play into clear-cut chances.

Graham Potter’s Seagulls are safe from relegation, but the manager is aware of the need to be more efficient in both boxes.

He said: “How do we make the next steps? It’s a simple question to ask and I don’t think we are far away, but we are aware of what we still need to do.

“There’s a lot to be excited about. We have given a lot of young players a chance and they will get better and better.

“We’re optimistic but we know there is still work to be done.”

Potter does have some promising aspects to build on, but their neat style of football should be easy to play against for City.

Looking at the Brighton vs Man City odds, we like 6/1 for a 2-0 away victory.

Last Brighton line-up: Sanchez, White, Webster, Burn, Bissouma, Gross, Moder, Trossard, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Welbeck.

A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds

Manchester City followed up a 2-1 home loss to Chelsea by having to survive a few scares in their 4-3 triumph at Newcastle.

Ferran Torres fired in a hat-trick and Joao Cancelo was also on target as the Blues twice came from behind to prevail at St James’ Park.

All credit to the Magpies for playing their part in a cracking contest, but Pep Guardiola will not want another nail-biter like that in the build-up to facing Chelsea for European Cup glory.

“I’m pretty sure we have to be prepared to compete in the best condition possible against Chelsea in the games we have to play before this final,” said the Spaniard.

“We cannot arrive there and say: ‘Ah, today we will start to play’. It’s too late.

“We have to start to compete and try to win the final from now on, not on the day. If it happens, it will be too late.”

Scott Carson, making his City debut 10 years after his last Premier League appearance, did little wrong between the posts, but now it is time to get back down to business.

Phil Foden could be one of the players brought back in here to provide more intensity in City’s high-pressing game.

The England starlet scored the only goal of the game when Albion visited Etihad Stadium in January and 9/2 for him to net first completes our Brighton vs Man City betting tips.

Last Man City line-up: Carson, Walker, Ake, Cancelo, Garcia, Gundogan, Rodri, Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Torres.

Additional stats

Last result:

BRIGHTON 1-1 West Ham – Danny Welbeck

Newcastle 3-4 MAN CITY – Joao Cancelo, Ferran Torres (3)

Head-to-head: Man City 1-0 Brighton, Brighton 0-5 Man City, Man City 4-0 Brighton, Brighton 1-4 Man City, Man City 1-0 Brighton

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