Brighton defender Adam Webster may be available; Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has no worries about further injuries; Watch Brighton vs Man City live on Saturday Night Football from 5 p.m. – start at 5:30 p.m.
Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Brighton vs Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday Night Football; start 17.30 h.
Brighton defender Adam Webster could be available for the visit of champion Manchester City in the Premier League.
Midfielders Yves Bissouma and Enock Mwepu are also in contention after recovering from blows to be unused substitutes last week, but Danny Welbeck (hamstring) and Steven Alzate (ankle) are still out.
City manager Pep Guardiola has no worries about further injuries after the midweek win over Club Brugge in the Champions League.
John Stones, who was not on the team in Belgium, is available to make the trip, while Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, who joined their teammates in Bruges after missing last weekend’s win over Burnley after periods of isolation are also available.
Ferran Torres is the only absent as the Spanish international continues to recover from a metatarsal injury.
Brighton vs Man City is live on Sky Sports Premier League starting at 5 pm; start 17.30 h. Sky Sports customers can view clips of the game on the Live Match Blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be posted on Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
After losing their first seven Premier League matches against Man City by a 21-2 aggregate score, Brighton went from 0-2 against to win 3-2 in their last such encounter in May.
Manchester City have never lost back-to-back league meetings with Brighton, overall losing just four of their 22 previous matches against the Seagulls (14 wins, 4 draws, 4 losses).
Brighton scored more goals in their last match against Manchester City (3) than in their previous eight matches against them in all competitions (2).
Each of Brighton’s last three Premier League games have ended tied, with the last two ending 0-0. Since their promotion to the competition in 2017, the Gaviotas have had more draws (53) and more goalless draws (19) than any other team in the competition.
Since their 3-2 loss to Brighton in May, Manchester City have conceded just three more goals in their nine Premier League games (6 wins, 2 losses, 1 loss), keeping seven clean sheets in that streak. Including that loss at Brighton, every one of the last seven goals conceded by the Citizens in the competition came in the second half of the games.
Among them, Manchester City (12) and Brighton (21) have faced the fewest shots on goal in the Premier League this season, while also being two of the three teams to have the lowest xG against totals in this competition. season (Man City 4.8, Brighton 8.1).
Brighton has received more yellow cards than any other Premier League team this season (22), and no player has received more bookings than Seagulls defender Joël Veltman (4).
No player has created more set-piece opportunities this season than Brighton Pascal Groß (11), while of all the players with at least 10 chances created this season, the German has the highest participation in set-piece situations. (69 percent – 11/16).
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has scored four goals in four Premier League starts against Brighton, notching a hat-trick on his last visit to Amex Stadium in July 2020, however Sterling has scored only once of 13 attempts in the Premier League so far. season.
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has scored in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since September 2020. Only once before has the Belgian scored in three consecutive appearances in the competition, in September / October 2015.
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