Brighton and Hove Albion vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News 1

Brighton and Hove Albion vs Manchester City
English Premier League, England
Date:Sunday, 12th May 2019
Kick off at: 15.00 UK Time
Venue: The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton,  England

Reaching the final league game of this season, Manchester City are gunning for victory against Brighton. Pep Guardiola’s side are eyeing to defend their title and only a win on Sunday can help their ambition.

Brighton and Hove Albion vs Manchester City  Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this English Premier League tie. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Ryan(g);Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo(def);Bissouma, Stephens(mid);Jahanbakhsh, Gross, March(att mid); Murray(att)

Manchester City

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Ederson(g);Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko(def);B. Silva, Gundogan, D. Silva(mid);Sterling, Aguero, Sane(att).

Recent Form

Before going  into this Thursday Europa League clash, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LDLDD

Brighton haven’t been finishing the season in a positive note as they only picked up three draws and two defeats on their last five. Nevertheless, Chris Hughton’s men at least didn’t suffer defeats in their last two matches.

The Seagulls were able to hold Newcastle United and Arsenal during those two latest fixtures.Not having much too play for, Brighton will be playing for the pride and joy for their home crowd fans.

Manchester City

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWWW

Guardiola’s side were able to maintain their focus despite crashing out of the Champions League. City have been able to win all of their last few games, winning all of their recent five fixtures.

Beating Leicester City 1-0 on their last game with a cracking goal, gives them much needed beliefs for this weekend. Needing a win to confirm their title, Man City will be pushing for all three points.

Team News

Brighton and Hove Albion

Hughton’s side still have to deal with some injury problems in this final day of season. Propper along with Izquierdo both won’t be available for this Sunday match.

The Seagulls will continue to rely on Murray up front in leading their front line. Playing at home, Brighton are hoping to end their season not in a losing fashion.

Manchester City

Man City also have some injury trouble for Sunday as some important names might be out. Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo both won’t be available as they haven’t recover from their injuries.

Meanwhile, Fernandinho and Mendy are also doubtful for this weekend clash. City still have strong enough squad for Brighton as Sergio Aguero is ready to lead the line again for them.

Head to Head Records:

Both teams last five meetings have been dominated by Man City with four wins and one draw.

Their latest match up was on April 6 2019, in the FA Cup which ended with a 1-0 victory for City.

Match Prediction

Playing in the final matchday still having the need to win can give an extra burden for City . However, Guardiola’s men have the talent and experience in handling this type of situation.

Brighton won’t just give up easily though as they’re keen on entertaining their fans. City are favorite to win, but if they can’t handle the pressure things can get difficult for them.

Final Score: 0-1