Brighton vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium.
The Seagulls have effectively ruled them out of contention for the European spots, and at the same time, they need just four more points to mathematically ensure their safety. On that regards, they are under no pressure to perform this weekend.
They are also taking on the best team in England, who have been on a rampage in terms of scoring goals. In fact, Pep Guardiola’s men have scored 86 goals so far from their 34 fixtures, and they have a 100% winning record against this opponent this past decade.
As such, count on a huge Manchester City win this Saturday.
Brighton vs Manchester City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 4-0 win for the Citizens.
- They had scored four or more goals in the past two games.
- They have a 100% winning record against this rival in the last ten years, and have a 100% unbeaten record in the past two decades.
- At this venue, the hosts have conceded two or more goals in 100% of match-ups in the 21st century.
- The latest encounter at this stadium ended in a 1-4 victory for the guests.
Brighton vs Manchester City: Prediction
Graham Potter’s men lost 1-3 at home the last match-day, against Liverpool. It seems quite unfortunate that they have to take on two of the best teams in the league in back-to-back fixtures.
Meanwhile, Guardiola’s men delivered a massive 5-0 victory at home the past game week, against Newcastle. David Silva was the star of the fixture after scoring two, as well as creating one goal.
As things stand, the Citizens are overwhelming favorites this weekend. They have a 100% winning record against this rival in the past two decades, disregarding a single draw in 2008, and that too in the EFL Cup.
They have scored four or more goals in the last two h2h matches, and scored two or more goals in 100% of fixtures in the past two decades (barring one game). Also keep note that they have kept clean sheets in three of the last four games.
Moreover, they had won the reverse fixture with a 4-0 scoreline, and also are easily the best offensive team in the whole league. On the other hand, their counterparts are just placed in the bottom tier, and due to their safety buffer of points over the relegation line, they have no motivation to play for.
Taking into account these observations, expect a winning performance from Manchester City this weekend.
Brighton vs Manchester City: Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 2.00 (1/1).
Manchester City to Score in Both Halves @ 1.90 (9/10).