Brighton vs Manchester City
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: The American Express Community Stadium.
A real buzz is expected this Saturday around The American Express Community Stadium in Falmer as Brighton & Hove Albion are set to play their first Premier League fixture since 1983.
The occasion is ever greater as the likes of Manchester City under famous Pep Guardiola come to Falmer to add their share to the spectacle.
Brighton & Hove Albion
The Seagulls have quite serious ambitions in the elite as Chris Hughton kept hold off his main stars (Knockaert, Hemed, Murray) and added the likes of Ales Mateju and Davy Propper just a couple of days ago. Propper will likely skip the match as he just joined the team from PSV.
Hughton can generally be satisfied with pre-season results in spite of the defeat to Atletico Madrid (2-3 last Saturday in Falmer) as the team generally showed a decent defensive shape having conceded one goal in four matches previously.
Guardiola again spent a real fortune in an attempt to challenge Chelsea’s crown in this term of Premier League.
Most experts argue about the insanity of most of their moves primarily Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo), but Pep has his philosophy and it has brought quite promising results in pre-season.
The Citizens demolished Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United by three goals each and they have to be regarded as clear favourites against the league’s newcomers.
Brighton vs Manchester City: Head to head
This will be the first head to head encounter between the two sides since September 2008 when the Seagulls made an upset by eliminating Man City in League Cup after penalties (2-2 in regular time).
Brighton vs Manchester City: Prediction
Brighton revealed the holes at the back against a quality attacking line of Atletico Madrid’s last Saturday.
City are equally as dangerous up front with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus and we believe that Hughton’s men will struggle heavily against one of the main contenders for the silverware.
Brighton vs Manchester City: Bet Tips
The first bet is Manchester City -1.5 handicap at the odds of 2.01 @ Bet365.
The alternative pick would be Sergio Aguero to score anytime at 1.80 @ Bet365.