In the penultimate match of the top-flight season, champion Manchester City will play Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium after winning their third consecutive Premier League title.
In the rematch seven months ago, the Citizens defeated the Seagulls 3-1 at home thanks to goals from Erling Braut Haaland (2) and Kevin De Bruyne.
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Brighton vs Manchester City Prediction
Man City’s performance against Chelsea on Sunday was hardly tested, but they might face a tougher test against a Brighton team that is almost certain to win a Europa League spot.
In their final home game of the season, the Seagulls could pick up a point from an entertaining match, despite the Citizens possibly recalling some of their star players to the starting lineup.
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On Sunday, there was a party atmosphere at the Amex as Man City celebrated their Premier League crowning thanks to a 3-1 victory over bottom-dwelling Southampton.
This was the first time in Brighton’s history that they had qualified for European football. Rising Seagulls star Evan Ferguson scored twice in the first half to give his team the lead. Elyounoussi scored for the relegated Saints, but Gross’ goal in the 69th minute gave the Seagulls a two-goal advantage.
On the final day, they will travel to Aston Villa, who are three points further back in seventh place. Few would have predicted Brighton would contend for a European spot this season, but they are there on merit after settling into an appealing style of play under De Zerbi, who, if reports are to be believed, has already attracted the attention of a number of top clubs.
The Seagulls will put their skills to the test against Man City on Wednesday. Since the South-coast club earned promotion in 2017, Man City has triumphed in 10 of the previous 11 Premier League meetings between the two teams.
Leandro Trossard, Adam Webster, and Dan Burn scored in the final home game of the 2020–21 season to give Brighton a 3-2 comeback victory over Man City. This was their only top-flight victory over Man City; however, they lost 5-1 to Everton during this run.
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With the Premier League title already secured without playing, Man City entered Sunday’s match against Chelsea with the pressure lifted, courtesy of Arsenal’s 1-0 loss at Nottingham Forest. However, Pep Guardiola’s team was enthusiastic about ending the season on a positive note and celebrating a final victory in front of their devoted Etihad Stadium supporters.
Indeed, in their final home game of the season, the Citizens defeated the toothless Blues 1-0 thanks to an early goal from World Cup winner Julian Alvarez. Captain Ilkay Gundogan then had the honor of hoisting the club’s seventh Premier League championship.
Man City, previously trailing Arsenal at the top of the table for the majority of the season, has put together an incredible 24-game unbeaten streak across all competitions. They have won each of their last 12 Premier League games, currently sitting seven points clear at the top of the table with one game left to play.
With one trophy already under their belts, the Citizens are still on the hunt for an unprecedented treble. Guardiola has conveyed that claiming victory in the Champions League final would solidify Man City’s status as one of the greatest teams in the history of football. Additionally, with the FA Cup final also looming, the team has an opportunity to further cement their achievements.
Brighton vs Manchester City Team News
Solly March, Adam Lallana, Tariq Lamptey, Jakub Moder, and Jeremy Sarmiento will all be out of commission for Brighton due to injuries, and Adam Webster’s status is questionable due to a muscle issue.
Robert Sanchez, the goalkeeper, has missed the last three games due to a mutual decision to stay at home. On Wednesday, Jason Steele is anticipated to start in his place.
A strong team is anticipated to be named, though the Seagulls manager will think about refreshing his team in a few positions. De Zerbi is eager to earn at least one more point to ensure Europa League football for next season.
Despite recently returning from injury and scoring two goals against Southampton, Ferguson may still be replaced by Danny Welbeck. Additionally, Joel Veltman at right-back could potentially be substituted by Gross or Moises Caicedo, either early in the game or as the match unfolds.
Guardiola made nine changes to Man City’s starting lineup on Sunday after the team had been crowned champions the previous day, but the Catalan manager is anticipated to call up a number of his first-team regulars on Wednesday in order to keep them in match shape.
While Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva, and Riyad Mahrez are all expected to compete for a spot on the flanks, Premier League leading scorer Haaland may be chosen to start down the middle ahead of Alvarez.
Possible Brighton vs Manchester City Starting Lineups
Below are possible Brighton vs Manchester City Starting Lineups
Brighton Starting Lineups
- Mac Allister
Manchester City Starting Lineups
- De Bruyne