Manchester City vs Brighton : A Momentum Buildup || Premier League – Matchday 37
Premier League – Matchday 37
Manchester City vs Brighton – 18th May
Venue – Falmer Stadium
A Momentum Buildup
Manchester City is coming off some tough games while going into this match, having lost against Chelsea and a thriller win by 4-3 against Newcastle.
The Sky Blues have been a formidable team this season, as they have already been crowned with the Premier League title and will play in the UCL finals at the end of this month.
Pep Guardiola will expect his players to give their best, to bag another 3 points to gain momentum while going to face Chelsea in the UCL finals.
The Sky Blues have won 26, lost 5, drew in 5 games and have bagged 83 points in this season so far.
Manchester City’s possible starting lineup: Ederson, Torres, Cancelo, Dias, Mendy, Stones, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, Jesus and Mahrez
Brighton will be relieved as they have narrowly escaped relegation this time as their head coach Graham Potter has helped them in finishing strongly. Graham Potter’s side hasn’t been the most formidable team this season, as they have barely scored 37 times from 35 matches they have played yet.
The Seagulls will be looking forward to finishing as high as possible in the Premier League standings. Potter’s men are currently in the 17th position with 38 points having won 8, lost and drawn in 18 so far in this league.
Brighton’s possible starting lineup: Sanchez, Welbeck, White, Webster, Dunk, Gross, Lallana, Trossard, Bissouma, Burn, and Maupay
Brighton’s Neal Maupay and Lewis Dunk will be back in the squad for this matchup, as they have served their one-match suspension. Dunk, Adam Lallana and Maupay could replace Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Jakub Moder, and Steven Alzate. Davy Propper and Joel Ventmon might be out of this matchup, whereas players like Solly March and Tariq Lamptey are ruled out of this competition because of their injuries.
Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne will be rested to recover along with Sergio Raguero so that they are completely fit while competing in the Champions League Final.
Head to Head
Manchester City has been dominating Brighton when these 2 teams face each other. The Sky Blues have won 16 games out of the 25 times these teams have clashed and have an aggregate score of 21-2.
Brighton has managed to beat Manchester City only 5 times yet and their last win against them came back in the year 1989.
Prediction and Betting Tips
We think Manchester City is going to get their 9th consecutive win against Brighton and their 13th consecutive away win in the Premier League. We think Brighton will give them all in and give a tough competition to the Sky Blues, and we expect that the match will end 2-1 in Manchester City’s favour. The betting tips indicate that Manchester City is levels above the team they’re facing.
There is no doubt that Manchester City is the favourite to win this clash with their pre-game betting odds at 1.50. The betting odds of this match ending in a draw are 4.35. Brighton is the underdog in this matchup, as their betting odds are at 6.50.