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Brighton v Man City betting tips: City tough to breach

| 21.10.2021
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Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash

The soaring Seagulls host Pep Guardiola’s champions in Saturday’s Premier League tea-time clash so we look at the odds to find some Brighton v Manchester City betting tips.

Brighton were held to a goalless draw at bottom club Norwich last weekend while City maintained their bid to retain the title with a 2-0 home win over Burnley.

Saturday’s match, which takes place at the Amex Stadium, kicks off at 5.30pm and is live of BT Sport 1.

Brighton v Man City match odds

Fourth-placed Brighton, who are ahead of Tottenham, Manchester United, West Ham and Everton in the table, are 13/2 to beat third-placed Manchester City.

Last season’s struggles were a result of Brighton’s failure to finish. Graham Potter’s side played some flowing football and created plenty of chances but they lacked goals.

This season, French striker Neal Maupay has been more consistent and has scored four goals in eight games, including a crucial late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace. He is 7/2 to score against City.

That draw was the first of three in Brighton’s last three games, with the last two ending 0-0.

The stalemate is available at odds of 10/3 while it is 11/1 the Seagulls make it a hat-trick of goalless draws.

Since being promoted in 2017, Brighton have had more draws (53) and more goalless draws (19) than any other side in the competition.

This is a tough run of games for the Seagulls, who faced Arsenal last week and will tackle Liverpool next weekend.

City have conceded just three goals in their nine Premier League games (W6 D2 L1), keeping seven clean sheets in that run, since last facing Brighton. They are evens to keep a clean sheet this time.

Guardiola’s side come into this having lost just once this term, on the opening weekend at Tottenham, and are 4/9 to win the game.

Brighton v Man City head-to-head

Having lost their first seven Premier League games against Manchester City by an aggregate score of 21-2, Brighton came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in their last such meeting in May.

They scored more goals in that clash than they had in their previous eight games against them in all competitions (two).

City have never lost back-to-back league meetings with Brighton, overall going down in just four of their 22 previous games against the Seagulls (W14 D4 L4).

Brighton are 7/4 to either win or draw the game on the Double Chance market.

Eight out of the last 12 meetings saw three or more goals scored in total and it is 4/5 in the Brighton v Manchester City betting tips this will be the case on Saturday.

Brighton v Man City key battles

Man City have dominated their opposition at times this season and have faced the fewest number of shots on target (12) in the Premier League.

If Brighton are to test City, they will likely do it in the second half.

Including last season’s match at Brighton, each of the Citizens’ last seven goals conceded in the Premier League have come in the second half.

It is 16/5 Brighton score first in the second half and 11/4 they win either half.

View the latest Brighton v Man City odds

All odds and markets correct at date of publication

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Simon Milham