Manchester City will host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League matchday 9. The match will kick off on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., 21st October 2023 (UK Time).
The Citizens will look forward to returning to their winning ways by securing the three points at home. Pep Guardiola’s have lost their last three domestic games in a row, Two in the Premier League and one in the EFL Carabao Cup.
Currently, Manchester City sits third in the Premier League standings, two points less than Arsenal and Tottenham, who share points at the top. On the other hand, Brighton & Hove Albion sit sixth, two points less than Man City.
Manchester City vs Brighton Team News
Manchester City has been struggling despite excelling in their first six matches. The only competition Man City maintained the formidable is in the Champions League. The defending champions need to turn things around when they return from the international break.
Brighton & Hove Albion is another side struggling in all competitions. The last match the Seagulls won was against Bournemouth in the Premier League at American Express Stadium. However, Brighton had an incredible debut in the 2023/24 season. The Seagulls won five of their opening six fixtures.
Aston Villa shocked Brighton with a hammering of 6-1 in the Premier League, breaking their unbeaten run. The last match before the international break ended in a 2-2 draw against Liverpool.
Manchester City vs Brighton H2H Results
Manchester City has an excellent record against Brighton & Hove Albion, winning 11 times in their last 14 meetings. In this case, we will look at the last six Premier League encounters. Manchester City won 4 of the 6 fixtures against Brighton. Brighton only managed to win one fixture. The remaining fixture ended in a 1-1 draw at the American Express Stadium.
Take a look at the results of their last six Premier League meetings:
- 24th May 2023 / The Premier League / Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Manchester City
- 22nd October 2022 / The Premier League / Manchester City 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
- 20th April 2022 / The Premier League / Manchester City 3-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
- 23rd October 2021 / The Premier League / Brighton & Hove Albion 1-4 Manchester City
- 18th May 2021 / The Premier League / Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 Manchester City
- 13th January 2021 / The Premier League / Manchester City 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester City vs Brighton Tips & Predictions
- Manchester City secured three points in 11 of their last 14 fixtures against Brighton.
- The hosts have won their previous 13 Premier Leagues at home.
- Brighton & Hove Albion tallied goals in all their Premier League games this season.
- Manchester City’s defeats all came on the road. They are yet to lose a match at Etihad.
- Erling Haaland appeared on scoresheets, netting four goals in the previous two league games at Etihad Stadium.
- If you want goals, Brighton is the team for you. Brighton has recorded Both Teams to Score (BTTS) and Over 3.5 tips in 9 of their last ten fixtures in all competitions.
There is no denying the hosts (Manchester City) are the favorites to win Saturday’s clash against Brighton & Hove Albion. We back Manchester City to win 3-1 against Brighton at the Etihad. Both Teams to Score (BTTS) and Over 3.5 tips are also perfect tips.
Here is the breakdown of the predictions for you:
- The Correct Score: 3-1
- Both Teams to Score (BTTS) & Over 3.5: Yes
- Which Player to Score the First Goal: Erling Haaland
What’s Next for Manchester City and Brighton
Manchester City will visit Wankdorf Stadium to face Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League group stage matchday 3 of 6. The fixture will kick off on Wednesday, 25th October, 2023 in Manchester.
Brighton & Hove Albion will host Ajax at the American Express Stadium in the UEFA Europa League group stage matchday 3 of 6. The match will kick off on Thursday, 26th October 2023.
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