Brighton vs Manchester City: Match Preview

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Manchester City will be travelling to Brighton for their last game of the season. Guardiola’s side needs three points to ensure they defend their Premier League crown.

Manchester City won their last game against Leicester City by 1-0. They fought hard and needed a long-range strike from captain Kompany to ensure three points. They are on 95 points right now.

Brighton drew their last game against Arsenal away by 1-1. They are assured of another season in Premier League after successfully fighting off Cardiff City for the last relegation spot.

Form

Brighton – LDLDD

Brighton has put in some resolute performances in recent weeks. After losing 2-0 to Cardiff City, they have drawn away at Newcastle, Wolves and Arsenal. They lost 1-0 against Tottenham where they put in a good defensive performance.

Manchester City – WWWWW

Manchester City has won all of their past five games. There is an interesting fact, in the last six games, they went into half time with a goalless score 0-0. Their attack struggled against Burnley and Leicester in the last two games and needed a stroke of luck to get three points.

Injury/Suspensions

Brighton

José Izquierdo will miss the game due to injury. Davy Propper is expected to be on the bench for the final game of the season.

Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo are injured for the game. Fernandinho is doubtful for the game and might miss out.

Probable Lineups

Brighton

Formation: 4-5-1

Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Knockeart, Grob, Stephens, Bissouma, March; Murray.

Manager: Chris Hughton

Manchester City

Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko; Foden, Gundogan, D Silva; B Silva, Aguero, Sterling.

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Stadium

American Express Community Stadium, Brighton

Match Prediction

Manchester City will go into the game desperate to get three points and wrap up the title. Brighton might have managed to hold Arsenal to a draw in their last game but City will be different.

Manchester City will dominate the possession and will look at their creative players to break Brighton’s resolute defence. Bernardo Silva and Sterling on the wings will be key for the away side. We expect City to eventually find their winning goal and defend their Premier League title.

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