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Manchester City vs Brighton Prediction, Head to Head and Team News

Manchester City and Brighton return to Premier League action this midweek after respective weekend FA Cup third round clashes. Manchester City will be the hosts at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City would want to win and make their way into the top three, while Brighton would be anxious about their position in the league as a poor run of games could drop them into the relegation zone.

Manchester City vs Brighton Head to Head

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have a perfect record against Graham Potter's Brighton, winning seven out of seven. Manchester City have managed a cleansheet against them in five out of the seven meetings.

Man City have enjoyed playing against Brighton scoring tons of goals
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Manchester City are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, including wins against Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal. Pep Guardiola's men are starting to assert their 2017-18 like domination, scoring freely and being solid at the back. 

John Stones has been his standout central defender that has led Pep Guardiola bench Aymeric Laporte, his usual first-choice centre-back.

Brighton's only win in their last five games in all competitions has come against Newport in the latest FA Cup clash, not to forget the game went to penalties. Apart from that, the Seagulls have seemed to struggle to manage a victory.

Manchester City vs Brighton Team News

Raheem Sterling is a doubt but will most likely get some minutes in the game, while Ederson will be back on goal after being named on the bench in City's FA Cup clash against Birmingham City.

Nathan Ake is injured, while Ferran Torres is also struggling due to the coronavirus isolation protocols. Sergio Aguero will have to test negative to be in contention for the game.

For Brighton, Tariq Lamptey is a big miss, and he is reported to be sidelined until February. Danny Welbeck and Adam Lallana are also doubts after they missed the FA Cup clash.
Yves Bissouma is suspended as a result of getting booked five times.

Manchester City Probable Playing XI

Man City Probable Line up

Brighton Probable Playing XI

Brighton probable line up

Manchester City vs Brighton Prediction

Brighton have a lot to prove. However, they will have to keep in mind the attacking threat City possesses. Brighton will have to stop the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Sterling, and several more to avoid a thrashing.

Sportco predicts Manchester City to win.

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