Brighton vs Manchester City: prediction for the English Premier League fixture
Brighton are set to play host to Manchester City in the English Premier League on October 23. Do the Seagulls have a chance? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brightonhad a solid start to the new season. They kicked off their ELF League Cup campaign with two 2:0 victories over Cardiff and Swansea, and advanced to the last 16. The Seagulls also recorded 4 victories and 3 draws in the new Premier League season, which brought them 15 points and 4th place in the table.
After two victories against Brentford (1:0) and Leicester (2:1), the Seagulls had a series of three draws - with Crystal Palace (1:1), Arsenal (0:0) and Norwich City (0:0). On average, Brighton score 1 goal per game, which is quite a modest performance.
Alzate and Welbeck, who has a thigh injury, have been ruled out of this fixture.
Manchester City lost the first two matches of the season. They suffered a defeat from Leicester in the Comunity Shield match, and then lost the opening game of the Premier League to Tottenham (0:1). Since then, the reigning champions of the Premier League have been chalking up victories across all tournaments.
After eight rounds of the current Premier League season, Manchester City have 17 points (5 victories and 2 draws) and are occupying the 3rd line in the standings. The Sky-Blues have been unbelievably good on the defensive, having conceded only 3 goals in 8 rounds.
In the last three rounds, Pep Guardiola's charges defeated Chelsea (1:0), drew with Liverpool (2:2) and triumphed over Burnley (2:0) at home. Man City also won 2 out of 3 games of the Champions League group stage. They crushed RB Leipzig (6:3) and Brugge (5:1) and are now 2nd in the group table.
Delap, Mendy, and Torres, who has a leg injury, are unavailable for City.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of Brighton.
Man City won the last 2 head-to-head games.
This bet played in 3 the last 6 games of Manchester City.
Goals were scored in both halves in 3 out of 5 recent head-to-head games.
Brighton had a powerful start, but the visitors have a colossal class advantage over the Seagulls - City is one of the strongest clubs in the world at the moment. We predict a landslide victory for the reigning champions of the Premier League.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to Manchester City
Prediction: Handicap (-1) to Manchester City
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The hosts will probably park the bus and try to defend a draw. But we don't think that this will stop the Sky Blues from getting a confident win.
Second bet - Manchester City to win by 2 goals