Premier League

Man City vs Brighton prediction

HINT: Man City o2.5 ODDS: 5/6 22 OCT @ 15:00

Manchester City will be looking to get back to winning ways following their surprise 0-1 loss at Liverpool last weekend.

Defeat has left Pep Guardiola’s side four points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal so you can be sure the manager names a strong starting XI this weekend in order to get all three points.

City are away to Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League midweek and do need one point to ensure they win the group, but have already progressed to the knockout stages with two games to spare.

Brighton are in decline since Graham Potter left for Chelsea, with just two points from their last four games.

Although the first of those was a 3-3 draw at Liverpool, they were also held 0-0 by Nottingham Forest and beaten 0-2 at Brentford.

I can see Erling Haaland scoring a hat-trick against the Seagulls’ defence in this one, with the likes of Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez all causing problems should they all start. With Norway not qualifying for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup then you can expect Haaland to get plenty of minutes under his belt between now and then.

I see a comfortable home win for Manchester City on Saturday.

Best bet: Manchester City to score over 2.5 goals is 5/6