Manchester City vs Brighton
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 6 April 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).
Wembley Stadium will play host to the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday evening. The reigning Premier League champions will thus continue their chase for season quadruple having already claimed the League Cup silverware after victory over Chelsea in the final on penalties.
Pep Guardiola’s men are also in Champions League quarter-final and they have the pole position over Liverpool in the battle for the Premier League trophy with six games left to play. Manchester City should not have too many troubles making it to the FA Cup final as well past the Seagulls.
The Citizens come into this as massive favourites following a thread of 13 straight victories in all competitions. They had two super easy fixtures against the likes of Fulham and Cardiff City within past seven days.
Manchester City vs Brighton: Head-to-head
Manchester City won 7, drew 2 and lost 3 of 12 head to head encounters with the Seagulls.
They won each of last three clashes against Brighton by two goals difference.
Brighton scored only one goal in last three outings against the Citizens.
Manchester City vs Brighton: Prediction
Chris Hughton’s men are yet to secure survival in the elite class of English football. They are just five points above the red zone line at the moment. The Irish manager can’t be entirely happy with his men’s recent spell of form.
The Seagulls barely went past Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-final thanks to a last-gasp equalizer which led to penalties. They then went on to lose the home fixture to fellow strugglers Southampton (0-1), while mid-week’s tie saw them fail badly to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (3-0).
Brighton obviously struggled for goals lately and we can hardly imagine them finding the right form here against one of the strongest teams in the country.
Manchester City vs Brighton: Bet Tips
Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9
Manchester City to keep a clean sheet @ 1.50 (1/2).