With Manchester City ruthlessly damaging every team they’ve come against since their loss against Chelsea, one can almost say that Brighton should hope the goals don’t get too many. Does the Brighton side have players that are hardworking in their rights, but are they an intense match against City’s team? I’ll leave you to figure that out after reading this article.
Head to heads (H2H)
The last time Brighton didn’t lose a game against Manchester City was in 2008, and it was a 1 – 1 draw with City as the away team. Every other time the two have met has always been in favor of Manchester City. Whether at home or away, Manchester City has exhibited authority and power over their Brighton counterpart. With Brighton’s current form, we still can’t say they’ll pose as much contention as they did in 2008 when compared with City’s form.
In their last five head to head games, Manchester City only won with a margin below two goals in April 2019, the others have always been above two goals. It is safe to say that goals are never a scarce commodity whenever City meets Brighton. In their last six matches, City has been home four times and Brighton 2, however, Brighton has not been able to maintain a draw. It will take a miracle or something beyond our comprehension if Brighton takes a winning home in Saturday’s game.
Previous games records
Brighton has not been able to secure a win against any big team, except for Arsenal, which at the moment can’t be regarded as one considering their current form. On Wednesday, they lost three goals to one at their home ground against Liverpool in a match where they actually weren’t expected to win. They also lost three goals to nothing against Manchester United just last Tuesday, and this was also at their home ground.
Will their home ground proffer any advantage to them against City’s side?
Manchester City has lost two of their last six games, but one thing just keeps recurring, and that is the fact that when City actually wins, the scoreline is scary. It seems like every player in the team wants to get a goal in for the team. Wednesday night was a perfect example of that when they mercilessly thrashed Newcastle 5 goals to nothing. They also handed Liverpool, Burnley, and Arsenal cups filled with their ruthlessness just in the space of 3 weeks. However, they have lost two games since the resumption of activities, and those were against Chelsea and Southampton.
Both teams cannot be matched in terms of players, coaches, or even past records. However, the two sides have players who are very good in their own rights.
Manchester is the upper hand in this one even though they’ll be playing away from home, but with their current form and will to win, one can say that this game is going to end as a 0 – 2 loss for Brighton.
Because Brighton will be at home, however, the odds can stay on 3.5 for Brighton’s win and 1.4 for Manchester City’s win. For a draw, however, we will put it at 2.5