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Manchester City v Brighton Prediction & Betting Tips, 31st August 2019

30th August 2019 / lee
Manchester City

Manchester City v Brighton Premier League Preview, 31st August 3.00pm

The Citizens eased to a win at Bournemouth last weekend and that left them two points behind league leaders Liverpool. They get back to home soil this weekend for the visit of Brighton. The Seagulls haven’t been able to add another to win since that brilliant opening weekend result that they produced against Watford. Read our Manchester City v Brighton betting tips for more.

Manchester City v Brighton Betting Odds*

Man City 1/12
Draw 9/1
Brighton 25/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

Manchester City News and Form

The Citizens were 3-1 winners at Bournemouth last weekend after making another flying start. They have scored the opening goal in each of their games this season within 25 minutes of kick-off. It has been a total of ten goals from City so far in this campaign, but Pep Guardiola will be scratching his head over the goals which they have given up. That’s no clean sheet in two now.

This is their second home game of the season, having played out a 2-2 draw with Tottenham in their previous one, despite controlling the game from start to finish. It is a four-match streak in the top flight (carrying over from last season) in which City have scored at least two goals. They have a bit of form against Brighton as well.

Not only have City won their last five games against the Seagulls in all competitions, but they have also been winning at both half time and full time in their last four against them. In total now in the Premier League, Man City have won 16 of their last 17 played. Raheem Sterling is top scorer for them with five goals, Sergio Aguero is hot on his heels with four. Kevin de Bruyne has also made four assists this season.

Manchester City v Brighton Head to Head

The Citizens won both league meetings and an FA Cup tie against Brighton last season
The Seagulls are on a five-match losing streak against City
Manchester City have won their two previous EPL home games against Brighton by a 2 goal margin
Sergio Aguero has scored in three of his four EPL games against Brighton

Brighton News and Form

Brighton will be keen to stop their slide. That’s going to be enormously difficult for them to do in this game though. They started their new campaign with a brilliant 3-0 win at Watford, the Seagulls putting on a bit of an attacking show. They then followed that up with a 1-1 home draw against West Ham. Graham Potter’s men lost at the Amex last weekend against Southampton.

So they have been slipping backwards and this is the worst game possible in which to try and arrest a slide. Brighton have failed to win 11 of their last 12 Premier League games now, the one exception being that season opener over Watford. In midweek Brighton claimed a 2-1 EFL Cup win over Bristol City in which they gave some of their new signings a run-out.

In last weekend’s south coast derby loss against Southampton, Brighton had Florin Andone sent off, so he’s banned. In last season’s top-flight campaign, Brighton finished the season with a W3 D4 L12 record away from home. They averaged well under a goal per game on their travels last season, including a 2-0 defeat at Man City. They failed to score in any of their away games against the top four last term.

Manchester City v Brighton Tips & Odds

Over 3.5 goals at 4/5
Manchester City -2.75 Asian Handicap at 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

Who will win – Manchester City v Brighton Predictions

No point in looking at the match outright for this one. A win for Manchester City is predicted and it’s well worth expecting it to be a big one as well. They look sharp up front do the Citizens and will likely tear through Brighton’s defence. Look at the game to produce at least four goals.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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