Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon (15:00), and the Seagulls themselves will be seeking a similar response after failing to win in their past two league outings.

We preview this top-flight clash by picking out a couple of the best markets on offer.

Man City vs Brighton Betting Tips

  • Manchester City and both teams to score (Yes) – 6/4
  • Erling Haaland to score first – 23/10

Match Odds

The reigning Premier League champions are the very short price of 2/5 to win the game. A draw is valued at 4/1 while Brighton come away victorious is priced at 5/1.

Team News

Pep Guardiola has no fresh injury concerns heading into the weekend but star man Kevin De Bruyne is still sidelined.

Brighton’s main absentees remain to be Julio Enciso and Jakub Moder.

Man City and over 3.5 goals @ 6/4

After losing back-to-back matches in the league before the international break, Manchester City will know that they will need an instant response back on home soil against Brighton if they are to keep up momentum in the title race.

Although it is too early to write them off given their excellent burst of form towards the end of the last campaign, it is clear that City have got to significantly improve if they are to become the first side to win four consecutive Premier League trophies.

Erling Haaland, while the top scorer in the division with eight goals, has blanked in his last two games, and his side will be once again heavily reliant on his goals this year to achieve their objectives. Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden have been trying to ease the goalscoring burden but Guardiola will need more of his attacking stars to contribute.

The Cityzens will want to put on a show for the fans on Saturday as they look to return to winning ways in style. We might see a few players get on the scoresheet in this one as City look to rediscover their form.

Erling Haaland to score first @ 23/10

City’s Norwegian superstar stole all the headlines last year with his majestic 52-goal haul across all competitions, and although he is the leading marksman in the Premier League with eight goals in as many matches, some are saying that he isn’t having the same impact this time around.

His astonishing efforts last year were extraordinary and of course would be difficult for any superstar to live up to, but this doesn’t stop Haaland from being the magnificent striker that he is, he already has a hat-trick this campaign after all.

No one will be more frustrated than him after blanking in his last two outings and the international break will have provided him a chance to reset ahead of the Brighton game. He scored a brace in this fixture last year and he will have an added eagerness to get on the scoresheet this weekend because he has two games to make up for.

 

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