Premier League – Manchester City – Brighton & Hove Albion on Match-day 13
It’s second v eighth in the League, as Man City take on Brighton on Saturday.
Manchester City have so far accrued 23 points in this season of the Premier League
Following two straight wins for Man City in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.
Also, Man City keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 10 games is astonishing this season and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. Now they have 7 matches won, 1 games lost and 2 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in second place, with a total of 23 points having won seven matches, drawn two meetings, and lost one game.
Playing at home, Man City have won five fixtures.
Manchester City will have 26 points if they manage to secure a victory.
It is likely that three key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Pep Guardiola and his Man City team.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 15 points this season
When Brighton last turned out in the Premier League, the result was a disappointing draw 0-0 against Nottingham Forest at American Express Community Stadium. They will be hoping for a better result this time.
Also, Brighton have now lost two of their last three games, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Roberto De Zerbi. With an eighth position in the league and 4 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws, they currently have 15 points in the League having won four matches, drawn three games, and lost three fixtures.
Brighton have won two matches, drawn one game, and lost two fixtures of their five League matches away from home this season.
A win in this fixture would take Brighton & Hove Albion’s points to 18 in the League.
Brighton are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Roberto De Zerbi is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Man City and Brighton have faced each other 12 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Man City’s favour (10 – 1). Further, Man City recent form against Brighton has been outstanding, winning on ten out of the last 12 meetings. April 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Manchester City took all three points winning 3-0.
Other standout players for Man City are Erling Haaland and Phil Foden with 15 goals both and for Brighton are Leandro Trossard and Pascal Gross with five goals and three goals respectively.