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Premier League – Brighton vs Manchester City prediction, team news, lineup

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Premier League – Brighton vs Manchester City prediction, team news, lineup

Premier League - Brighton vs Manchester City prediction, team news, lineup

Manchester City will host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on the South Coast for their Premier League match. Last time out, the Seagulls were restricted to a goalless draw by bottom-of-the-table Norwich City, while the champions cruised to a 2-0 victory against Burnley. Here is our expert guess on Brighton vs Manchester City football prediction for the Champions League match of the season.

Team news

Brighton

Adam Webster, Danny Welbeck, and Steven Alzate are ruled out from the Brighton squad due to injuries.

Despite his off-field misdemeanor, Yves Bissouma was surprisingly on the bench last time out, suggesting he could be involved here.

In Saturday’s against Manchester City, Tariq Lamptey could make his start, although Joel Veltman would be unlucky to be left out.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola will change the starting XI from the one that thrashed Club Bruges 5-1 on Tuesday.

Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus will be vying for starting spots here.

Ferran Torres will miss the game and Phil Foden might remain in the centre, though an out-of-favour Raheem Sterling is also a possibility.

The away team’s defensive options include John Stones, Nathan Ake, and Oleksandar Zinchenko.

Brighton vs Manchester City Prediction

In the previous six games,  Brighton has gone undefeated keeping clean sheets in four of them. In the Champions League midweek game Manchester City dominated Club Bruges winning 5-1 away from home.

Pep Guardiola’s team has gone undefeated in seven league games, keeping six clean sheets since their opening-day loss to Tottenham.

Last season, Brighton won this match, but City are still the clear favorites.

Match Facts

Brighton’s past three games have all ended in a tie (Premier League).

City has preserved a clean sheet in six of their last seven games (Premier League).

In six of Brighton’s previous seven games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).

In their last four road encounters against Brighton in all competitions, Man City have scored at least two goals.

Over 2.5 goals have been scored in each of Brighton’s last three home encounters against Man City in all competitions.

Man City is unbeaten in their past seven games (Premier League).

Lineup

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup: Sanchez; Dunk, Duffy, Burn; Veltman, Gross, Bissouma, Lallana, Cucurella; Maupay, Trossard

Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Grealish

Our Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Manchester City

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