Manchester City will look to bounce back from the slip up at Anfield last weekend when they return home to host Brighton Hove & Albion at The Etihad on Saturday.
Erling Haaland was left off the scoresheet for the second time this Premier League season on Sunday, leaving City four points behind Arsenal at the top of the league table. Indeed, City have now failed to score in two successive games, with the chicken egg at Anfield following a 0-0 draw at FC Copenhagen in the Champions League.
Brighton could present the perfect comeback as the Seagulls are yet to win under new manager Roberto De Zerbi, failing to win at home against relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest in a 0-0 draw. That midweek result will prove disappointing against a Forest side with the worst defensive record in the league, leaving them reeling ahead of this daunting away task.
De Zerbi’s first game in charge was a 3-3 draw at Liverpool, but since then the Seagulls have failed to score in their last three league games. Now they start a brutal run that includes facing City, Chelsea and Arsenal in their next four games.
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How to watch Man City vs. Brighton
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UK: Saturday’s match between Manchester City and Brighton from the Etihad Stadium will not be broadcast in the UK as it is part of the 3pm BST blackout window.
USA: East The Premier League match can be seen in the United States exclusively on NBC’s subscription streaming service, Peacock TV.
Canada: Premier League matches can be seen in Canada throughout the season on fuboTV, the country’s leading world-class soccer streaming service.
Australia: Australia’s only broadcaster for the Premier League is Optus Sport, who recently signed a new deal to broadcast the Down Under product for the next six seasons until 2028.
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Projected Man City vs. Brighton and team news
In the absence of an injured pair kyle walker Y john stonesPep Guardiola has been forced to reconfigure his back line. manuel akanji started out as a centre-back at Anfield but might consider a move to Aymeric Laporte who has sat out the last two Premier League games.
In the meantime, nathan ake He has occupied the position of left back, with John Cancel moving into the right back position.
For the rest, this City squad is healthy, with Erling Haland ready to start up front, hoping to get back on the scoreboard, with Julian Alvarez on the bench ready to come on as a late substitute.
Man City projected starting line-up (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) — Ake, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo — Gundogan, Rodri, B. Silva — Foden, Haaland, De Bruyne.
Brighton are also mostly healthy, with only Levi Colwill ready to be lost with a blow, and kaoru mythoma he is not yet ready to return from his ankle injury. The only addition to those two is mother jakub who remains out recovering from his torn ACL.
That means any team changes since the draw with Nottingham Forest will be tactical changes. The three butts of joel veltman, lewis mattY adam webster it’s unlikely to change, but those on the front lines can see someone sacrificed. solly march could be changed to Tariq Lampteyweather billy gilmour in a chance to spell Moses Caicedohe has picked up a yellow card in each of his last two appearances.
Exclusion of Enoch he was forced to withdraw due to a heart condition two weeks ago and will not return to the field.
Brighton Projected Starting Lineup (3-4-3): Sanchez (GK) — Veltman, Dunk, Webster — Lamptey, Mac Allister, Gilmour, Trossard — Gross, Welbeck, Lallana.
Man City Vs. Brighton
Odds through Caesars (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada) and SkyBet (UK).
City are obviously huge favorites at home against lower-tier opposition, but don’t count out Brighton who are huge underdogs.
The Seagulls have not scored in three games under Roberto De Zerbi, but against a sputtering City, a result could be on the cards. Brighton had enough chances to score against Nottingham Forest, and should have found the back of the net against Brentford too. Meanwhile, City and Erling Haaland are falling back to average after expected goals crushed the first nine games of the season.
Taking on Brighton on the 1.5 goal handicap at plus odds is a great option as the Seagulls have enough talent at both ends to keep this match close.
To choose: Brighton +1.5 goals (+140 at Caesars)
Prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Brighton
|Manchester City victory||-520||1.18||1/6|
|+100 / -130||1.96 / 1.66||1/1, 8/11|
|+115 / -145||2.11 / 1.68||11/10, 4/6|
|Man City -1.5||-170||1.58||—|