Manchester City won four and drew one of the previous five matches against the Seagulls

Manchester City return to the Premier League action after getting mixed results in the two cup competitions within the last eight days. The Citizens travel to The Amex to take on Brighton in the postponed fixture of Matchday No 29 on Thursday evening.

Manchester City notched four or more goals in each of the last three Premier League wins. Brighton are winless in four straight league affairs. Phil Foden has 14 Premier League goals to his name this season.

Manchester City will not defend their Champions League title this season. They fell on penalties to Real Madrid in the quarter-final after a 1-1 stalemate in the last week’s return leg at Etihad Stadium. On a positive note, Pep Guardiola’s men will have a chance to defend their FA Cup trophy after beating Chelsea 1-0 in the semi-final on Saturday afternoon at Wembley.

On the other side, Brighton have not been in action since the 1-1 draw at Burnley on April 13. The result at Turf Moor extended their winless streak to four matches. The Seagulls currently hold the 10th position in the Premier League table. It is already clear that they will not repeat the last season’s successes.

Recent Meetings
Manchester City come into this on the back of four victories and a draw in the last five encounters with the Seagulls. The Citizens picked up a 2-1 win in this season’s clash in October last year at Etihad Stadium. Three or more goals were scored in five of the previous six head-to-head meetings.

Brighton vs Manchester City Prediction

Manchester City regained control of the Premier League eleven days ago when both Arsenal and Liverpool suffered defeats in their respective matches. Although the Citizens are currently behind these two outfits at the top of the league standings, they have a game in hand.

This means that Manchester City would win the trophy by winning all of their remaining six games, regardless of what Arsenal and Liverpool do in their outings. As Brighton have not been pulling up any trees with a run of four straight league games without a win, we have to fancy the visitors here.

Also, Manchester City won four and drew one of the previous five matches against the Seagulls. We will back the Citizens to have the lead at the half time and win the game at the full time at the 2.10 odds.

Phil Foden has been Manchester City’s standout performer in the second half of the season. Erling Haaland missed the win over Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. The Norwegian striker is questionable ahead of this tie at The Amex.

Man City are out of the Champions League. Pep Guardiola does not have a reason to rotate his starting lineup too much while being in an intense title race. Phil Foden did not start either of his team’s last two league matches. We expect to see him in the starting XI on Thursday evening. With his form, it is very hard not to recognize the value of the 2.62 odds offered for Phil Foden to score anytime.

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