Manchester City hosts Brighton & Hove Albion in round 18 of the English Premier League. The match will be played on Wednesday, January 13th at Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
The sad beginning of the season in the local arena gave way to good results for Guardiola's charges during the Christmas holidays. A series of three victories in a row allowed the Citizens to rise to the fifth line in the standings. Beyond that, Man City beat Manchester United in the FA Cup (2:0). Now the Citizens to gain the maximum result in the Premier League before the Champions League resume. Summer newcomers (Ruben Dias, Ake, and F. Torres) are gradually adapting to the team. In winter, the talented 18-year-old Stevanovic from Partizan joined the Citizens’ camp. The backbone of the team is made up of experienced fighters (Ederson, Laporte, Foden, Rodri, De Bruyne, Sterling, Marez, and Fernandinho).
Tough times have come for the Seagulls, as strong newcomers with big ambitions (Fulham, Wolverhampton, Aston Villa, and Leeds) and impressive financial capabilities enter the Premier League. Against their background, Brighton looks like a typical representative of the Championship, with limited resources, the hope for team organization, and the skillful work of the coaching staff. As a result, the club takes a position near the relegation zone and demonstrates low-level football with the inability to maintain a positive result of the match until the final whistle. Brighton's work in the summer transfer market was a complete flop. Lallana did not become the leader of the midfield, Welbeck lost his former agility, and Zekiri does not correspond to the level of the Premier League. Only Dutchman Veltman managed to gain a foothold in the starting lineup of the team. Guys like Dunk, Ryan, Lampty, Maupey, and Troussard remain the leaders of End Hove Albion.
It will be difficult for Brighton to restrain the attacking onslaught of the Citizens, who consistently possess the ball 65-70% of the playing time and create 10-15 chances to score. Guardiola's charges are in good shape, beat their direct competitors (Chelsea, Manchester United), and gradually improve their situation in the standings. We think that Manchester City will manage to gain a confident victory.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.50 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 13-Jan-2021 19:00 CET
Event Result: 1:0(1:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units