Manchester City hosts Brighton & Hove Albion

It’s time to watch the champion again. On Saturday Manchester City hosts Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium. Let’s take a look at this fixture in our English Premier League predictions.

Man City are currently second in the league standings with 7 points, being two points behind the leader and main rival for the title Liverpool. The reason for this is the draw which the Cityzens made against Tottenham Hotspur in the second round. They are still without a win at home in the league. Time to change this, maybe?

Everything happened just according Pep Guardiola’s plans during the visit to Bournemouth last week. The champions showed their class and won the game with 3-1. Kun Aguero scored twice, while Raheem Sterling added one more goal to his tally. The club’s captain David Silva made a very good, too, assisting for two of the goals.

Brighton & Hove Albion won four points from their first three league games. The Seagulls experienced their first loss in the previous round, when they hosted Southampton and got beaten. The game changing moment in the game happened after half an hour when Brighton & Hove’s Romanian striker Florin Andone got sent off with a direct red card. From this moment it became very difficult for the hosts to fight with a man less on the pitch.

During the week the Seagulls progressed in the League Cup, achieving a 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers. Aaron Connolly and Glenn Murray secured the win for Graham Potter’s team.

In our English Premier League predictions we won’t surprise you by telling you that Manchester City are an enormous favourite against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. It’s very difficult to oppose the Cityzens, especially at their own Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s boys are aware that every point will be important in the title race, so we expect to see them approaching this game very seriously.