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Brighton vs Man City Predictions, Tips and Odds: Premier League champions playing catch up

Brighton vs Manchester City Predictions, Tips and Odds

Manchester City will look to continue their charge to a fourth straight Premier League title when they travel to Brighton on Thursday.

Brighton vs Man City predictions

Brighton vs Man City: Predictions

Bet Prediction BetMGM odds
BTTS? Yes 4/6
Correct Score Brighton 1-3 Man City 19/2
First Goalscorer Phil Foden 9/2

The stats behind our Brighton vs Man City predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings between these sides, including the last three.
  • Man City are unbeaten in their last five against Brighton.
  • Phil Foden has scored six career goals against Brighton; no team has suffered at his hands more.

The pressure is on

Just a few days ago, Man City were two points clear at the top of the table and in control of the title race. Now, they trail leaders Arsenal by four points. The title is still theirs to lose, with Man City having two games in hand over their rivals, but that doesn’t guarantee wins. They will also be wary of following Liverpool’s footsteps as they were beaten 2-0 by Everton on Wednesday, which has many now ruling them out of the title race.

After suffering heartbreak in the Champions League last week, Man City did bounce back to secure another FA Cup final appearance, looking to defend their title their. And they’re in good form in the Premier League. Since losing 1-0 to Aston Villa in December, Man City have gone unbeaten in their past 17 league matches, winning 12 of those. Since their back-to-back draws against Liverpool and Arsenal in March, Man City have won three in a row, most recently beating Luton 5-1.

Brighton, meanwhile, face a massive uphill battle if they are to keep their European hopes alive. The Seagulls are  nine points behind sixth-placed Manchester United with six games left to play, and they aren’t in good form. It’s now four games without victory for Roberto De Zerbi’s side, with two draws and two defeats.

They have suffered in losses to Liverpool and Arsenal — which should encourage Man City — while drawing to Brentford and Burnley, the latter seeing them need a late own goal to breach the Clarets’ net. So unless Brighton win here, the remainder of the season could just be about finishing as high as possible and giving De Zerbi a reason to stay amid doubts surrounding his future.

Brighton vs Man City match tip

Over 2.5 Man City goals @ 21/20 with BetMGM

Man City laboured for goals in the Champions League and FA Cup over the past week, but they’ll be hoping they can find their feet with a return to the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s side have been pretty free-scoring in the league of late, scoring at least four goals in each of their past three matches — netting 13 in total. As the Comparison Matrix below shows, Man City’s conversion rate for chances this season is 18.54%, with 76 goals from their 410 shots.

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Brighton vs Man City odds

BRIGHTON VS MAN CITY
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Team
Brighton
Draw
Man City

*Odds correct as of 07:10 on April 25. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

It’s no surprise to see Man City named as strong favourites for this match, especially given their rampant goalscoring form at present. Brighton have won just two of their last 10 games across all competitions.

Brighton vs Man City team news

Brighton team news

In  Out Doubtful
Billy Gilmour, Evan Ferguson, Tariq Lamptey, Pervis Estupinan, James Milner, Kaoru Mitoma, Jack Hinshelwood, Solly March Adam Webster, Julio Enciso

Pervis Estupinan and Evan Ferguson have both been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to injury, joining Solly March, Jack Hinshelwood and Kaoru Mitoma as longer-term absentees. They are also joined on the sidelines by the likes of James Milner, Tariq Lamptey and Billy Gilmour, but they are hoping to return soon. Adam Webster and Julio Enciso could feature.

Top Scorer: Joao Pedro (8)

Card Magnet: Facundo Buonanotte (7)

Assist Ace: Pascal Groß (10)

Man City team news

In  Out Doubtful
Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland missed the FA Cup win over Chelsea due to injury, and Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will be absent for this one too. Phil Foden has been passed fit having been a slight doubt.

Top Scorer: Erling Haaland (20)

Card Magnet: Rodri (8)

Assist Ace: Julian Alvarez (9)

How to watch Brighton vs Man City Live

Brighton vs Manchester City kicks off on Thursday 25th April at 8pm and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Brighton vs Man City head-to-head

  • 21 October 2023 – Man City 2-1 Brighton – Premier League
  • 24 May 2023 – Brighton 1-1 Man City – Premier League
  • 22 October 2022 – Man City 3-1 Brighton – Premier League
  • 20 April 2022 – Man City 3-0 Brighton – Premier League
  • 23 October 2021 – Brighton 1-4 Man City – Premier League

Man City are unbeaten in their last five games against Brighton, winning four and drawing the other. The aggregate score during that time is 13-4 in City’s favour.


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