Manchester City vs Brighton
England Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Kick-Off at 18.00 UK
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
Wednesday’s Premier League action is starting at Etihad Stadium where in-form Manchester City welcomes Brighton & Hove Albion. Hosts have been achieving outstanding results in the last couple of weeks, being successful on three different fronts – League Cup, FA Cup and the Premier League. Anything but a win here would be a massive failure for Pep Guaridola’s players and their efforts to catch up with the leading duo.
As expected, home win odds are at very low 1.16 rate, so we will take a look at some more profitable alternatives. Brighton are currently in big danger of slipping to the relegation zone after being winless for eight rounds in the EPL.
Manchester City vs Brighton Head-to-head
There was total of 16 head to head encounters between these two teams in the past. Manchester City have won big majority of those games (11), while getting defeated in only three occasions.
The Citizens have been very dominant at Etihad versus Brighton, achieving six victories, two draws, and having total goal difference of 19-5.
The Seagulls were defeated by Man City in the last seven head to head encounters.
Manchester City vs Brighton Prediction
Defeats to Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur are the main reason why Manchester City are four points behind Liverpool FC. Overall, they are much less efficient in comparison to the previous few seasons, scoring “only” 24 goals in opening fifteen appearances. That’s the lowest number of all top ten teams on the table. Sergio Aguero had huge troubles with injuries, scoring zero goals so far. Attacking trio Sterling-Mahrez-Gabriel Jesus scored total of ten goals only.
Team was successful in League Cup semi-finals, beating fierce rivals Man Utd and scheduling finals against Tottenham later this year. FA Cup appearance against Birmingham on Sunday was also successful (3-0). We have no doubt Citizens will take all three points against Brighton. Home win HT-FT at 1.57 is going to be our top recommendation. The last three meetings between these rivals ended with four goals plus, so Over 3.5 also has decent value at 2.20.
Manchester City vs Brighton Betting Tips
Home win HT/FT @ 1.57
Over 3.5 goals @ 2.20.