Brighton & Hove Albion are set to host the defending champions Manchester City at the Amex on Saturday in the Premier League 2021/22.
Brighton & Hove Albion:
Brighton & Hove Albion got off to a great start to the 2021-22 Premier League campaign and the side has been doing well and they are currently standing at fourth position on the table, behind third-placed Manchester City. They could get nothing more than a draw in their last three fixtures and will have their work cut out trying to change that against the giants, Manchester City.
Graham Potter’s side has been playing impressive football for quite a while now. They have been playing better and converted their chances this time around. The Seagulls are only two points in the Premier League table right now. A win will see them rise to third place above City.
Tariq Lamptey has returned from injury and his availability will be a great boost for Graham Potter’s side in Premier League. Adam Webster is also set to be involved. However, the duo of Steven Alzate and Danny Welbeck are facing lengthy spells on the sidelines.
On the other hand, Manchester City have been in pretty good form of late. After earning a 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield, Pep Guardiola’s men beat Burnley 2-0 in Premier League before thrashing Club Brugge in the Champions League by a 5-1 scoreline.
Pep’s problems will arise from trying to provide game time to all his talented players whilst maintaining the balance of his side. Ferran Torres’ injury is a major blow but Manchester City have enough quality in their side to ensure his absence doesn’t affect them much.
Waging Odds: Brighton & Hove Albion (8.00) vs Manchester City (1.40) (Draw 4.75)
Manchester City are favourites and are priced at 1.40, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹140.
Brighton & Hove Albion are priced at 8.00 and are the underdogs. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹800 if they come out as winners.
The odds for a draw are placed at 4.75. Betting ₹100 on it will earn you ₹475 if the match is drawn
Graham Potter and Pep Guardiola are heading into the game with an aim to outwit each other. The Seagulls have a group of technically gifted players who can cause problems for Manchester City with their passing and movement. They have also been solid defensively.
However, City have once again shown how they find a way and they have far too much attacking wealth for Brighton’s liking. A tightly contested affair is expected but Manchester City might do just enough to bag the win.
Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Manchester City