The Citizens have a chance to leapfrog Everton and Leicester City in the Premier League table and climb up to the top four. They need three points on Wednesday in order to do that, and in our Manchester City vs Brighton Preview, you can see whether they are capable of or not.
Manchester City Recent Form & Team News
Manchester City recorded three consecutive Premier League victories before this encounter, which is a part of an undefeated seven-match league streak (W5, D2). The Citizens waste no time in opening the scoring lately, with all five wins seeing City’s first goal coming in the first 20 minutes of play.
City scored precisely two goals in the opening half-hour in three of those five wins, making Pep Guardiola’s men both consistent and dangerous. Each of City’s previous 11 PL victories at home have seen them win the first 45 minutes to nil, and do so by an average difference of 1.91 across those wins.
Player to watch: If the match is to be settled in the opening 60 minutes, City may turn to İlkay Gündoğan. The German international opened the scoring in the first 20 minutes in each of City’s last two wins in PL.
Pep Guardiola cannot count on Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, who are both ill. Nathan Ake (muscle) and Aymeric Laporte (thigh) are questionable to play.
Brighton Recent Form & Team News
Since the beginning of January 2020, Brighton’s record from Premier League games played versus any top-six side from 2016/17 onwards reads: W1, D3, L8. A massive 83.33% of the points collected in those matches arrived via Brighton goals in the final 15 minutes.
Brighton came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 in their previous league match. However, they are currently without a win in eight PL games (D5, L3) and sit just above the relegation zone. Interestingly, six of the games in that span saw a a minimum of one goal in the last 30 minutes.
Player to watch: Lewis Dunk scored in the 70th minute in each of Brighton’s previous two draws in the Premier League.
Hot stat: Brighton trailed by an average difference of precisely 1.00 goal in the 30th minute across their last eight league losses against a top-six team of 2016/17-2019/2020.
Graham Potter will be without Florin Andone (knee), Yves Bissouma (suspension), and Aaron Connolly (thigh). Jose Izquierdo (thigh), Tariq Lamptey (thigh), and Danny Welbeck (knee). Steven Alzate, Alireza Jahanbakhsh (knock), and Adam Lallana (illness) are questionable.
We continue Round 18 of the Premier League with our Manchester City vs Brighton Preview, but there is more to come from England! Make sure you come back for confirmed lineups and LIVE HD stream link prior to the kick-off.
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