Sunday 12 May, kick-off 3pm
Amex Stadium – Premier League
Manchester City are looking to wrap up the title as they travel to Brighton in this Premier League preview. The Blues need to match Liverpool’s result but know that any win will do it after their victory over Leicester City on Monday, as they bid to become the first team to defend the title in a decade.
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What’s the story with Brighton vs Man City?
Is Brighton vs Man City on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on Sky Sports.
What happened last time? City beat Brighton 1-0 at Wembley when the teams met in the FA Cup semi-finals last month. Gabriel Jesus got the goal in the first few minutes of the game, as the Seagulls put in a spirited display.
What are the Brighton vs Man City odds? Brighton are 19/1 in your Premier League predictions this weekend, while Manchester City are the heavy favourites at 2/13. The draw’s 8/1 with 888sport, where you can pick up £30 in free bets when you register here today.
Remember that time…Brighton knocked City out of the League Cup after a 2-2 draw on the south coast? Glenn Murray forced extra-time for the Seagulls before their penalty shootout victory, while the same scoreline this weekend would surely cost City the title – a 2-2 draw is priced at 33/1 in the betting.
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Last six: LLDLDD
Davy Propper could be available for these Brighton v Man City predictions, after failing to return from a hamstring injury last weekend. Seagulls boss Chris Hughton may see Jose Izquierdo undergo knee surgery, while back-up goalkeeper Jason Steele remains sidelined. Apart from that, Brighton have no new injuries or suspensions.
Last six: WWWWWW
City are also without their reserve goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo, for this football prediction, although there are two other injury concerns that will be troubling Pep Guardiola much more. Kevin De Bruyne will miss this game and is in a race to be fit for the FA Cup final, while Fernandinho could also miss the title decider, with the Brazilian midfielder rated as 50/50.
Brighton vs Man City prediction, preview and betting tips
What an incredible title race this has been, and what a moment for Manchester City on Monday night. Just when we thought we’d seen it all, Blues captain Vincent Kompany goes and cracks in a 25-yard screamer to hand the advantage back to the defending champions. Now, it all comes down to beating Brighton on the final day of the season.
The Seagulls are no longer fighting relegation in these football predictions, after Cardiff City lost at the weekend. Brighton backed up that result with an excellent 1-1 draw away to Arsenal on Sunday, coming from behind to claim a point. However, Hughton’s side have been in awful form recently. They’ve not won in the Premier League for two months, losing five of their eight matches in that period.
The away team’s form couldn’t be any more different coming into this Brighton v Man City prediction. The Blues made it 13 straight league victories with their 1-0 win against Leicester on Monday. Kompany’s stunning strike felt like a seismic moment in the title race, and leaves City in the driving seat. It’s very tough to see them making any mistakes now. There’s a massive difference in quality between these two teams, and City have it all to play for, while Brighton are safe.
The Citizens have won all three of the meetings between the clubs in the Premier League. Plus there was that FA Cup victory last month too. Brighton have only scored once in those four games, while City have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four matches. That’s why we’re backing against both teams to score, at 10/11 with Betfred in your free football betting tips.
Guardiola’s side are 11/10 to win their fifth successive game to nil in your Brighton vs Man City betting tips. They’ve won three of those matches 1-0, and the other 2-0 away to Manchester United. The question this weekend is whether City have another tight and nervy encounter like their last two fixtures against Leicester and Burnley, or is wrapping up the title going to be a formality?
If they get an early goal then the Blues could run away with it. However, fail to break Brighton down early and things could get very tense. We’re backing a 2-0 City win in your football score predictions, and that’s priced at 17/2. If you’re after a scorecast, you can add Sergio Aguero as the first goalscorer for 25/1.
Brighton vs Man City first goalscorer predictions
Aguero is on 20 Premier League goals this season, two behind top scorer Mohamed Salah. The Argentine scored a huge goal against Burnley in City’s last away game, and is 14/5 with Betway to repeat the trick by breaking the deadlock on Sunday. He’s 11/1 to bag the hat-trick he needs to try and overhaul Salah for the Golden Boot. Kompany, meanwhile, is 25/1 in the first goalscorer odds, after netting his first of the season on Monday. The Belgian’s scored some big goals down the years – none bigger than this week’s of course – and he’s 200/1 to strike first in a 2-0 City win on Sunday.
Man City to win to nil
City to win and under 2.5 goals
Vincent Kompany to score first
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Oli is a passionate football man, who despite being the wrong side of 30, still turns out every week for his beloved Trafford United. Also a Manchester United supporter, Oli is an experienced writer with a strong background in the sports betting market.