Manchester City returned to the winning ways with a 1-3 away win at Bournemouth last weekend. With the defending champions playing 1st this week, Pep Guardiola will be looking to put pressure on Liverpool with the three points against Brighton & Hove Albion at Etihad Stadium.
The visitors though have made a decent start to the new season, picking up four points from the first three games. But the last week’s 0-2 loss at home to Southampton must have given manager Graham Potter a food for his thought. For, losing a home game against your direct rivals is never a good omen.
The Premier League match will be played between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at the City of Manchester Stadium, in Manchester, England. The ground has a capacity of 55,097.
The game will start at 07:30 PM (IST), on Saturday, August 31.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Manchester City – W W W W D W
Brighton & Hove Albion – W W W D L W
Manchester City Team News:
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Manchester City Probable XI:
Ederson (GK), Zinchenko, Otamendi, Laporte, Walker, David Silva, Gundogan / Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Brighton & Hove Albion FC Team News:
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Brighton & Hove Albion Probable XI:
Ryan (GK), Duffy, Dunk, Burn, Montoya, Stephens, Propper, March, Gross, Trossard, Murray
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain options:
Sergio Aguero: Manchester City’s record goalscorer is already up and running for the season. He has scored in the first three games and will be looking to keep the run going when Brighton & Hove Albion pay them a visit.
Raheem Sterling: Perhaps the most improved player in the Premier League, if not in the world, ever since Pep Guardiola took over the Etihad Stadium. The former Liverpool winger has been the most improved players in this team, or perhaps in the whole world.
His goals scoring return is improving, his assists charts growing and the impact is palpable. Too hot to handle at this moment.
Bernardo Silva: With the control on the ball like the F1 driver behind the wheel, and the feather-like touches, like a mouse scurrying over the pebbles, this Portuguese star is a magician who can do unbelievable things on the football ground.
Leandro Trossard: Brighton’s summer signing could be one of the most shrewd signings made by any club this season. The 24-year-old is not only can play anywhere in the midfield but has the passing range to impact the game in any situation. City have to keep an eye on him.
MCI vs BHA Dream11 potential winner:
Manchester City are the favorites to win the game.