Newly crowned champions Manchester City look to build momentum ahead of their Champions League final showdown against Chelsea. The side travels to Falmer Stadium to take on Brighton on Tuesday with kickoff at 9 pm.
Brighton can cherish confirming their fourth consecutive stay in England’s top flight. However, a mid-table finish is more likely for the Seagulls after a campaign with highs and lows.
Graham Potter has two wins to make it a record high finish in the Premier League for the Seagulls. The side finished 15th twice and 17th in their previous three seasons in England’s top flight.
Moreover, this fete was more than manageable in their last outing against West Ham. However, a late equalizer from Said Benharma ruined any chances of achieving this.
On the other hand, Manchester City was held to a thrilling 4-3 away victory to Newcastle United on Friday. What made the match more interesting was Ben Carson – who has featured for the Citizens in over a decade – leading between the sticks. The 35-year-old’s playing contract ends at the end of the season.
Furthermore, Pep Guardiola tried a new defensive pairing made up of Nathan Ake and Eric Garcia. As a result, Steve Bruce’s side did a lot of damage, especially with set pieces to damage the defence. However, not much harm was done to harm the champions winning victory.
Brighton vs Man City Head to Head
Both sides have nine games against each other, with Brighton taking one win while Manchester City with eight wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Brighton 1-1 West Ham
- Wolves 2-1 Brighton
- Brighton 2-0 Leeds
- Sheffield 1-0 Brighton
- Chelsea 0-0 Brighton
- Newcastle 3-4 Man City
- Man City 1-2 Chelsea
- Man City 2-0 PSG
- Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City
- PSG 1-2 Man City
Brighton Team News
Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay remain unavailable for this match after picking a booking last time against Wolves. However, the duo remains available for the final matchday trip to Arsenal. Steven Alzate looks likely to drop out of the starting lineup to make way for Adam Lallana.
Manchester City Team News
Kevin De Bruyne remains unavailable to feature for this match after picking a minor muscle injury. Sergio Aguero failed to feature against Newcastle under unclear circumstances following his failed panenka penalty attempt. After netting a hat-trick, Ferran Torres is pushing for a recall to the starting XI.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot throw away the defensive resolve for the home side; thus, we wait on the selection changes by Pep.
- Manchester City Win
- Goals Under 3.5
- Most Goals: 2H