Brighton & Hove Albion – Manchester City
Brighton & Hove Albion faces Manchester City at the American Express in a game from the 35th round of the Premier League. In the next few paragraphs we are going to provide you with some details about this game.
Brighton & Hove Albion approach this game from 15th place in the standings. At this moment the Seagulls are 15th in the standings with 36 points, but having a healthy 9 points advantage in front of the 18th Aston Villa. On paper they are still not safe, but we believe that this gap would allow them to keep their place in the elite division.
Nobody was really surprised that Brighton & Hove lost their last game. They had the tough task to host the new champion Liverpool at the American Express. The Seagulls scored once, thanks to Leandro Trossard, but the Reds did much better and scored three times.
For this game against City on Saturday Brighton & Hove still can’t use the Colombian duo Steven Alzate and Jose Izquierdo. The two South Americans continue to be injured.
The former champions Manchester City approach this game after a terrific 5-0 win against Newcastle United at the Etihad. Since the quarantine break, Cityzens continue to be strong at home, but shaky away. This is something which Brighton & Hove will try to use in their favour on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s team had fun against Newcastle. The Magpies’ Federico Fernandez scored himself an own goal, while Gabriel Jesus, Mahrez, David Silva and Sterling also put the ball in the net behind Dubravka’s back.
Can Brighton & Hove Albion use in their favour Manchester City’s shaky performance away from home? Most certainly they will try to. Man City lost all of their last three away games in the Premier League, so maybe Guardiola and his players would like to avoid a fourth consecutive one.