2019-20 Premier League: Week 35 – Brighton vs Manchester City

Date: Saturday 11 July 2020 (8:00pm BST), Venue: Amex Stadium

Brighton & Hove Albion look to boost their survival hopes as they welcome Manchester City to the Amex Stadium. 

Brighton can move 11 points clear of the drop with victory, whilst Man City can effectively secure the runner-up spot with a win if Chelsea fail to beat Sheffield United earlier in evening. 

 

Team News

Alzate

Brighton have no fresh injury concerns as Steven Alzate and Jose Izquierdo remain out with groin and knee injuries. 

Man City could be without Benjamin Mendy due to a muscular injury, although Sergio Aguero is still sidelined with a knee injury. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Brighton are winless in their last six meetings against Manchester City in all competitions (L6).
  • Man City are unbeaten in four of their last six trips to Brighton in all competitions, including penalty shootouts (W2, D2, L2)
  • City have scored four goals in each of their last two meetings against Brighton, despite conceding the opener here on the final day of last season. 
  • No Premier League goalkeeper has produced more throw outs this season than Matt Ryan’s 234 throw-outs in 34 appearances.
  • City have scored just two goals in their last five away trips (W1, L4).

 

Prediction

Brighton have done a solid job to put themselves on cusp of safety but their home form has dipped in their last two outings at the Amex against tough opposition, although they did at least get a goal back in midweek against Liverpool. 

Man City meanwhile were just dominant in midweek but their away form however has been poor, so expect a closer battle than anticipated although this should still be an away win if City are at their best again.

Prediction: Brighton 1-2 Manchester City

Result: Brighton 0-5 Manchester City

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