Reasons for betting on Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City
Brighton & Hove Albion could not have wished for a better spectacle to open the Premiership season, then the clash against Manchester City. It will be their first game ever in the Premier League, and they want to give everything they have to avoid defeat. Pep Guardiola and Citizens have only one thing in their mind, and that is a victory in every match until the end of the season. Winning the title is something imperative for them, and City certainly has a team for such an achievement.
Brighton & Hove Albion overview
The Seagulls had a solid pre-season. After the opening 3 victories in which they have not conceded a goal while scoring 11, they had 3 games without a win. 2 draws and a defeat against Atletico Madrid 2-3. But we have to say that the newbies in the Premier League were excellent against the Spanish powerhouse.
4 of the 6 games they have played ended with both teams not to score. Brighton will be without Sam Baldock and Beram Kayal who are injured. All other players are in the combination for the starting line-up, including Davy Propper the biggest signing of this summer.
Manchester City overview
The Citizens are very convincing when it comes to the season openers. They have recorded a victory each time in the last 6 years. When we look that category, they are currently the best team in the Premiership. Also, Sergio Aguero scored 5 goals in those 6 openers. Regarding the current form of the City, we can see that they had a perfect preseason. After a defeat against Manchester United, they’ve recorded 3 straight wins in which they have allowed only one goal while on the other hand, scoring 10. Especially impressive performances were against Real Madrid 4-1 and Tottenham 3-0. According to the recent information, all of the players are in combination for this match.
Head to head matches
It is very interesting that the last game played between these two sides ended up with Brighton’s win. That happened in the League Cup back in 2008, and after the penalty shootout, the Seagulls recorded a historic win. During the regular part of the match, the result was 2-2.
Prediction for Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City tip
It is evident that the Citizens are heavy favorites here. Their team is at least 10 times more expensive than the Brighton. Also, they have more experience in matches like this. But we have to say that the odds on their win are too low. It is why we suggest playing Manchester City scores in both halves.
There is also one idea for the braver punters. Over 1.5 goals in the first halftime are pretty realistic. Citizens were very efficient during the preseason, and we think that they are going to keep up in the same rhythm.