Man City vs Brighton Premier League predictions: tips, odds, team news & predicted lineups
Manchester City will be looking to end their losing streak when they host Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).
Man City vs Brighton odds
*Odds correct as of 18:45 on October 19
After going perfect in their opening six games, Man City have hit a touch of turbulence. They were looking formidable as they started the search for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title, and while that may still come, the Sky Blues need to turn things around.
Pep Guardiola’s side return from the international break off the back of consecutive league defeats, seeing them drop from first to third. First came the shock 2-1 defeat to Wolves before Arsenal snatched a late win at the Emirates in the first meeting between last season’s title rivals.
However, City are just one win away from setting a new record for the most consecutive home wins by a Premier League side across all competitions, beating rivals Manchester United’s previous best of 20 games in 2011. Pep Guardiola has also never lost three consecutive league games during his time in Manchester and will be determined to keep it that way.
Brighton are also winless in their last two matches, but sit just two points behind Man City in the table. The Seagulls won five of their opening six games, including victories over Newcastle and Manchester United. But the win over Man Utd was followed by a 6-1 hammering at the hands of Aston Villa, a result that really shocked the Premier League. Brighton hosted Liverpool in their final game before the international break and took an early lead before having to come from behind to seal a point.
This will be boss Roberto De Zerbi’s 51st match in charge of the Seagulls, with Brighton winning 24 of the previous 50, scoring a whopping 102 goals in the process.
Man City vs Brighton predictions
Man City vs Brighton: Predictions
|Correct Score||Man City 3-1 Brighton||9/1|
|First Goalscorer||Erling Haaland||11/5|
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The stats behind our Man City vs Brighton predictions:
- Man City have won 11 of their last 13 games against Brighton.
- Brighton have scored in all eight of their Premier League games this season.
- Erling Haaland has scored four goals in his last two home league games.
- Man City have won their last 20 home games across all competitions.
- Both of Brighton’s league defeats this season have come away from home.
Man City vs Brighton match tip
Phil Foden has scored in all five of his Premier League starts against Brighton (6 goals in total). Indeed, he’s been involved in more goals against the Seagulls than any other opponent in his league career so far (7 – 6 goals, 1 assist).
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Man City vs Brighton Bet-Builder tip
If you want goals this season, Brighton are your team to watch. The Seagulls have scored a league-high 21 goals in their eight Premier League games so far, but they’ve been letting them in at a far too frequent rate too. Only the bottom three have conceded more goals than Brighton’s 16 this season, though six of those did come against Aston Villa. But, whatever the scoreline, Man City will expect to win given their record against Brighton. Brighton have both scored and conceded in each of their eight games in the Premier League this season, with over 3.5 goals landing in every single one of their league matches so far this term.
Man City vs Brighton team news
Man City team news
|Rodri||Kevin De Bruyne||–|
Rodri is available for Man City after his three-match ban for violent conduct following his red card in the win over Nottingham Forest, but Kevin De Bruyne remains a long-term absentee.
Predicted Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Foden, Alvarez, Grealish; Haaland
Brighton team news
|–||Pervis Estupinan, Julio Enciso||James Milner, Tariq Lamptey|
Pervis Estupinan and Julio Enciso remain out for Brighton, who will be hoping Tariq Lamptey is available having missed the draw with Liverpool through injury. James Milner could also return after missing the visit of his former club.
Predicted Brighton XI: Steele; Veltman, Dunk, Webster, March; Baleba, Gross; Adingra, Pedro, Mitoma; Ferguson
Man City vs Brighton head-to-head record
- 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
- 18 May 2021 – Brighton 3-2 Man City – Premier League
Since Brighton were promoted to the Premier League, Man City have beaten the Seagulls in 11 of their 13 meetings (including one in the FA Cup). However, they didn’t win the most recent fixture, a 1-1 draw at the end of last season.
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