Man City VS Brighton
31 August 2019 – 15:00
Regular Season – Round 4
Who will be the winner?
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Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion face at Etihad Stadium, in a match for the 4th round of the Premier League. The head‑to‑head history of the last 3 years favours the home team, since in the last 5 matches they won 5. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 12‑05‑2019, and ended in a (1‑4) win by Manchester City. Brighton & Hove Albion registers significant differences between home and away results, so special attention is due to the home/away factor.
Analysis of Manchester City
The home team is currently in the 2nd position of the league, with 7 points won, after 2 wins and 1 draw. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Tottenham Hotspur, by (2‑2). In the last match, they won in an away match against AFC Bournemouth, by (1‑3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 34 goals scored and 9 conceded; against 14 wins and 1 draw at their stadium, with 49 goals scored and 8 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Manchester City has won 9 and tied 1. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 47 of the last 60 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. They have been able to score first and have done so in 12 of the last 15 matches, they have reached half‑time in advantage in 9 of those 12 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90′ in 10 of them.
Manchester City were able to return to victories in the last round of the Premier League by beating Bournemouth 1-3, with goals from Aguero (2) and Sterling. It should be noted that the home team are in 2nd position with 7 points won, 2 from leader Liverpool. In this match against Brighton, manager Pep Guardiola should play in the usual 4-3-3, with David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne being the main organizers and creators of the offensive process. The Englishman Raheem Sterling is having a massive start to the championship and already has 5 goals scored in 3 games played. List of unavailable due to injury: Gabriel Jesus, John Stones and Leroy Sané.
Analysis of Brighton & Hove Albion
The away team is currently in the 8th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against West Ham United, by (1‑1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Southampton, by (0‑2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 10 goals scored and 22 conceded. In their last match, for the League Cup, they got an away win against Bristol Rovers by (1‑2). In the last 10 away matches Brighton & Hove Albion has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Brighton come to this match unmotivated after being eliminated from the League Cup by Bristol City. In the Premier League, the team record two straight rounds without a win, against Southampton and West Ham United. In this match against Manchester City we should observe a Brighton organized in 5-4-1, with Glenn Murray, Trossard and Maupay as the most advanced men of the team. It should be noted that the away club present some difficulties in maintaining ball possession and organization of their block. For this match coach Graham Potter cannot count on the team’s star Florin Andone, suspended, as well as Schelotto, Bissouma and Izquierdo, these injured.