Ace Football previews the Premier League game between Manchester City and Brighton and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
Manchester City welcome Brighton to Etihad in search of their fourth consecutive Premier League win.
Alongside Manchester United, Guardiola’s men are the only side unbeaten in their last five league outings. They’ll fancy their chances at keeping that run intact tonight.
City seem to have found their swagger of late and have already beaten Chelsea and United in 2021. They followed up with another 3-0 FA Cup victory against Birmingham at the weekend.
It’s quite the opposite for Brighton who are winless in their last five league games and find themselves only three points off the relegation zone.
Depending on the score-line, a win could take City up to third place and they will have all motivation to claim all three points tonight.
Manchester City Form and Stats
Manchester City suddenly look like title contenders in the Premier League once again. They have won 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 score-sheet, with the Portuguese midfielder netting a brace.
Key Team Stats
- Manchester City have won their last 6 matches (all competitions).
- Manchester City have kept clean sheets in 8 of their last 10 victories (all competitions).
- Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 13 matches (all competitions).
Brighton Form and Stats
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.
Key Team Stats
- Brighton are winless in their last 8 matches (English Premier League).
- Brighton have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches (English Premier League).
- Brighton have lost 3 of their last 7 away matches (English Premier League).
Manchester City: Raheem Sterling, , Nathan Aké, Tommy Doyle, Ferrán Torres, Aymeric Laporte (injured). Cole Palmer, Scott Carson, Sergio Agüero Eric García (isolating/illness).
Brighton: Yves Bissouma, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Adam Lallana, Aaron Connolly, Danny Welbeck, Tariq Lamptey, Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone (injured). Adam Lallana, Steven Alzate (illness)
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)