Manchester City – Brighton will be played on Wednesday, January 13, starting at 18:00 in the 18th round of the Premier League. The match will be played at the Etihad Stadium in London and will be led from the center by Darren England.
Manchester City have 7 victories in the last 7 direct matches and it is noteworthy that they have scored at least 4 times in each of the previous 4 matches.
The home team have already played 3 matches in 2021. They beat Chelsea 3-1 in the Premier League, 2-0 against rivals Manchester United in the EFL Cup and 3-0 against Birmingham in the FA Cup. Therefore, the “citizens” reached 13 official matches without defeat and occupy the 5th position in the Premier League with a total of 29 points, 4 lengths away from the Liverpool leader. It is noteworthy that Klopp’s team also has two more disputed matches.
On the other hand, the guest team also comes after a qualification in the FA Cup, 2-1 after extra time with Newport. Regarding the internal competition, Brighton drew 3-3 in the last round with Wolves. This was the 8th round without a victory for the group coached by Graham Potter, during which he recorded 5 draws and 3 defeats. Therefore, the guest team is only on the 17th place with a total of 14 points, 3 lengths away from the “red zone”.
Manchester City, undefeated in the last 13 official matches;
Manchester City won all 6 direct confrontations in the Premier League, goal difference 20-2;
Brighton have recorded 8 draws in the last 13 stages;
Manchester City: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan; Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling; Jesús;
Brighton: Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, Burn; Veltman, Propper, White, March; Trossard, Mac Allister; Maupay;
Even though it had some problems caused by Covid-19, Manchester City has not encountered major problems lately. Only Aguero is isolated while Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus, Ferran Torres and Ederson have returned to the team. Clearly, the difference in value is obvious and any result other than a clear success of the hosts would be a huge surprise.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1,63