Manchester City vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22 October 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
When Manchester City hosts Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, they will be looking to bounce back to winning ways.
Manchester City will be determined to make a statement when they play Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday after losing their opening match to Liverpool.
Manchester City can close the gap to the table-toppers with a win tonight as Arsenal won’t play until Sunday.
Erling Haaland’s shot against Liverpool was ineffective, and VAR rejected Phil Foden’s goal.
Manchester City, who have just established a bar for themselves, were unable to manage a moment of lunacy from Mohamed Salah.
Demanding of his players has always been a trait of Pep Guardiola. And with a chance to win three consecutive Premier League championships, the visitors may even push their players to the limit.
Brighton’s most recent victory came in September under Graham Potter, who is currently Chelsea’s manager, and they have lost their previous four Premier League games.
With a determined performance against Liverpool, Robert De Zerbi has already given a clear indication of what can be anticipated from his team.
And if Manchester City survives another shock, their latest hangover might linger a little longer.
Brighton is in an excellent situation, holding down the eighth spot despite their recent calamities. Additionally, a strong performance on Saturday could boost their spirits.
De Zerbi’s team has struggled to turn possession into goals, and they cannot afford to lose any more ground in their fight for a European position.
In its last two games across all competitions, Manchester City is winless. Brighton should be wary of the potential fireworks this season as Guardiola aims to win universal acclaim.
Manchester City vs Brighton Head to head :
- The latest encounter ended in a 3-0 win for City.
- They won 10 of the past 11 meetings.
- The hosts have a 100% winning record at this ground since 2018.
- They scored 14 goals from the previous six clashes at this venue.
Manchester City vs Brighton Prediction :
The opportunity presented by this game may be just what Pep Guardiola needs to refute Manchester City’s detractors.
Brighton & Hove Albion appear incapable of stopping the home team’s offensive might and may succumb haplessly.
The euworld projects that Pep Guardiola’s team will triumph 3-0.
Manchester City vs Brighton Team News :
Kyle Walker (groin) and Kalvin Phillips (shoulder) are still out for Manchester City, but John Stones, who had been out with a hamstring injury, has resumed first-team training and might be included in the matchday squad this weekend.
Aymeric Laporte might receive Guardiola’s first Premier League start of the year at center defense, moving either Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias, or Manuel Akanji to the bench.
At Anfield, Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez sat on the bench as substitutes, but any player might be chosen to join Foden and Haaland in the front three on Saturday.
Haaland has scored 10 goals in his last four league home games.
Jakob Moder is out for Brighton due to a knee injury, and Kaoru Mitoma and Levi Colwill are both questionable but will be evaluated before start due to ankle and knock injuries, respectively.
Adam Lallana received a start against Forest, and he will be vying to keep it with Pascal Gross in an advanced midfield position.
This could allow Trossard to keep playing as an aggressive left wing-back instead of Pervis Estupinan.
The majority of De Zerbi’s lineup is anticipated to stay the same, however players like Billy Gilmour, Tariq Lamptey, and Deniz Undav will be vying for the starting position after all of them started the season on the bench.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson, Cancelo, Akanji, Laporte, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; March, Caicedo, Mac Allister, Trossard; Lallana, Gross; Welbeck