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Prediction: Brighton vs Manchester City

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 21 Oct 2021

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Prediction: Man City win

Best Odds: 2/5

Bookmaker: 888sport

The Premier League returns this weekend with another selection of enjoyable fixtures for us all to sink our teeth into as the autumn grind begins in English football’s top flight. One of the most intriguing parts of the campaign, unsurprisingly, always stems from what’s happening at the top of the bill – which is why the top six regularly provide us with great games and moments. Today, we’re going to take a look at the surprise package Brighton & Hove Albion’s home clash with Manchester City.

Brighton

The Graham Potter “experiment” is rapidly turning into the Graham Potter success story with Brighton & Hove Albion finally proving themselves to be one of the Premier League’s most exciting teams to watch. They’ve started off like a house on fire and even though some think there’s a chance they could fall away as the season goes on, we’re at the stage whereby all their fans should be doing is sitting back and enjoying the ride.

Team News

Bissouma could be back in contention despite his issues off the field with Alzate, Welbeck and Webster all being injury concerns for Brighton.

Manchester City

Manchester City have already had a few stumbles to start the season which, funnily enough, has become something of the norm in the last few years. They’re easily one of the best teams in world football but the relentless nature of the Premier League means there’s always a surprise or two waiting around the next corner. The title race is as lively as it has been in years and while there are issues to be addressed, City are still one of the favourites.

Team News

Mendy won’t be returning for the foreseeable future whereas Torres is expected to be out for up to three months, as per Pep Guardiola.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting back in May, Brighton beat Man City 3-2.
  • Brighton have won three and drawn three of their last six games.
  • Man City have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six games.
  • Brighton have scored six goals and conceded two in their last six games.
  • Man City have scored 16 goals and conceded six in their last six games.

Conclusion

This game gives us “Brentford vs Chelsea” vibes and we think that’s pretty much how it’s going to play out. The intimidating nature of the Amex under the lights, combined with the fantastic team cohesion of the Seagulls, is going to make for a very difficult night at the office for Manchester City. We expect the champions to edge ahead with a well-worked goal, but they’re going to breathe a sigh of relief by full time with Brighton throwing everything but the kitchen sink at them.

Prediction: Man City win

Best Odds: 2/5

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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