Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City - Lets

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City

English Premier League

Sunday 12th May – 15:00

Manchester City look to continue their brilliant form and secure the Premier League title on the final day of the season at Brighton, who come into the match knowing their top flight safety is already secure.

Brighton Form

Brighton sit second from bottom in the form table, with just three draws in a run of eight matches without a win. During that run, they have scored just two goals.

However, despite that dreadful run of form, their Premier League safety was confirmed last weekend when Cardiff City lost at home to Crystal Palace and then Brighton ended Arsenal’s top four hopes with a hard fought 1-1 draw.

Brighton have beaten both Arsenal and Manchester United at home this season, and have lost by more than one goal just twice in eleven matches against the top six.

Manchester City Form

Manchester City are simply unstoppable in the league at the moment.

A Vincent Kompany wondergoal gave them a narrow 1-0 victory over Leicester City last Monday night, to move them back to the top of the Premier League and extend their winning run to thirteen league games.

Even more impressive than thirteen wins on the bounce is that they have kept clean sheets in ten of those, and conceded a total of just three goals in that time.

Head to Head

These sides have met four times over the last two seasons, with Manchester City winning all four and Brighton scoring just once in that time. Brighton’s last victory in a fixture between these teams came in a League Cup tie back in 2008.

The most recent meeting took place at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup Semi Final in April, with City winning 1-0 thanks to an early Gabriel Jesus goal. City also won the last league meeting, in September, with Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero netting in a 2-0 victory.

Team News

Brighton have doubts over Jose Izquierdo, who missed the Arsenal match last weekend, whilst Davy Propper is also facing a race against time to be fit after missing the last few matches.

As for City, Kevin de Bruyne will once again sit on the sidelines and is likely to be joined again by Fernandinho, who has sat out the last two matches with a knee injury.

Betting Odds

As expected, Manchester City are a red-hot favourite for this match.

Betfair price the champions-elect at 2/11, with Brighton a massive 20/1 and the draw at 7/1.

So, the bookmaker clearly believe there is only one outcome from this match. However, City will come into this match with all the pressure on them and Brighton know how to set up in such a way that frustrates the opposition. If the home side stay disciplined, they may well earn themselves a shock draw here.

In saying that, City’s form is impossible to ignore and on paper they should win pretty comfortably. So, and away win in the handicap market looks the way forward as a way of getting a little better odds. City starting on -1 is priced at 4/9, with odds of 7/5 available with a -2 handicap.

Perhaps the best bet of the day here is Manchester City to win to nil at odds of 5/6.


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