Manchester City face Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday in the English Premier League. The reigning champions are unbeaten so far this season with two wins and one draw, while Brighton’s unbeaten start ended in the previous round as they were beaten by Southampton.
Manchester City-Betting Tips
The Citizens are placed in 2nd spot in the table, behind the early pacesetters Liverpool, having taken 7 points from 9, though Pep Guardiola will not be happy that his team are a couple of points short of a maximum, especially following their controversial draw with Tottenham 2 weeks ago.
City thrashed West Ham 5-0 on the opening day and after a 2-2 draw with Tottenham, they returned to winning ways with victory at Bournemouth. Sterling is the joint top scorer in the premier league with 5 goals in the first three matches, and not far behind is Aguero with 4 goals. Both forwards have been brilliant this season. 7 of Sterling’s 8 shots have found the target and Aguero has registered 4 shots on target from 5 attempts.
Manchester City are the bookie’s favourites, so considering the both attackers goalscoring skills so far, we think there is still plenty of value in backing Man City to win and over 3.5 total goals scored in the game with the odds of 2/7. City beat Brighton 4-1 last day of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and we think they can record a similarly comfortably victory when the teams meet this weekend. The odds for City to win are at 1/14, Aguero to score anytime at 4/7 and Sterling to score anytime at the odds of 6/10. Our correct score tip is for City to win 4-1 at odds of 14/1.
Brighton Betting Tips
Brighton were poor in their last match when they lost 2-0 at home to Southampton. Brighton controlled 51% of the ball but the team lacked intent failing to score. Brighton conceded twice in the second half for the Saints to win the game. To make matters worse for Brighton, they will be without Florin Andone for their trip to the Etihad following his red card against Southampton in the previous game. The Romanian was sent off after just half an hour following a horrific tackle which has resulted in a suspension.
Brighton last beat Man City in the league back in 1989 when the two teams were competing in English football’s second-tier. Both teams have come a long way since then, but it is the team from Manchester that has 4 Premier League titles in the last 8 seasons. Brighton have shown potential this season but I don’t see them winning this match. Manchester City have one of the strongest teams in England and they are looking in supreme form.
With this match being played at home, I see Manchester City winning this match with ease, however for the ever hopeful the bookie’s are offering odds of 35/1 for Brighten to get the away win. Another selection to try is for teams to score in the first half at 4/1.
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