Kick-off: 1500, 29/09/2018
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Trueform shows exactly how well football teams have been playing, helping you to spot potential value bets. See who has performed above expectations and which teams are being underestimated by oddsmakers.
What Trueform says for Man City vs Brighton
Manchester City haven’t always been overly-impressive this season but a couple of our Trueform ratings highlight the gulf in class between them and Brighton.
The Seagulls upset the odds when beating Manchester United but generally come up short when competing against elite-level teams.
We’re going with 23/4 for a 3-0 home victory as our initial Man City vs Brighton prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City recently suffered a surprise a home loss to Lyon in the Champions League, but Cardiff felt the backlash when they romped to a 5-0 triumph in Wales.
Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan put the Blues in control at the break, before substitute Riyad Mahrez weighed in with a second-half brace.
This match comes three days before a European trip to Hoffenheim which has increased in importance, but Pep Guardiola insists domestic domination is the number one target.
“The first priority is the Premier League, that is the nicest one,” said the Spaniard.
“When I see, for example, three teams like Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus, in 10 years they won seven leagues, they show me they are the best teams. We want to be consistent and solid in that competition.”
Last Man City EPL line-up: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Gundogan, Delph, B Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
City will again be without Benjamin Mendy (foot) and Kevin De Bruyne (knee), while Claudio Bravo (Achilles) remains on the long-term injury list.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton showed plenty of spirit when coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Fulham and Southampton but Anthony Knockaert’s stoppage-time strike was too little, too late in a 2-1 loss to Tottenham.
The result might have been different had the Frenchman done better with an earlier chance, though.
Albion were trailing 1-0 when Knockaert was played in on goal but he tried to be too intricate and shot straight at third-choice keeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
“If I scored, it would have been a different game, I feel like we could have got something from the game,” said the striker.
However, they only scored once when losing away to all of the top six teams last term and have already been beaten to nil at Liverpool this season.
Only once did they concede more than three times in those fixtures, though, so 17/10 for a 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 home victory is a rock-solid addition to our Man City vs Brighton betting tips.
Last Brighton EPL line-up: Ryan, Gong, Duffy, Dunk, Montoya, Stephens, Bissouma, Knockaert, March, Propper, Murray.
Dale Stephens (hamstring) and Pascal Gross (ankle problem) miss the trip. Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo is closer to his first appearance of the season after playing 45 minutes of an under-23 game on Monday.
Oxford 0-3 MAN CITY – Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden
BRIGHTON 1-2 Tottenham – Anthony Knockaert
Head-to-head: Man City 3-1 Brighton, Brighton 0-2 Man City
Join bwin today and receive up to £10 money back as a FreeBet if your first wager at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater is a loser! Terms and conditions apply.
Stay close to the action with the bwin app. Access more markets than any other betting provider and scan our in-depth football statistics menu to find and make your bet selections fast. Download now the best betting app.