City have seen rivals Manchester United rise to the top of the league after beating Burnley last night, but Ppe Guardiola’s men are just seven points behind with two games in hand, the first of which comes in tonight.
With United facing Liverpool second in their next game, City have a chance to step up the pressure next week and they enter tonight’s game in terrific form, having won their last six games in all competitions.
Brighton, meanwhile, have gone eight games without a win in the league, a run dating back to late November, and last weekend’s penalty shootout win over Newport County in the FA Cup has done little to bolster trust.
Kick-off date, time and location
Manchester City vs Brighton are scheduled to kick off at 6:15 p.m. tonight, January 13, 2021.
The match will be played behind closed doors at the Etihad Stadium due to the current coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Man City vs Brighton
TV channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, with a ramp-up starting at 5:30 p.m.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers can watch the match online through the BT Sport website and app.
City will be without Sergio Aguero, whose latest injury return was blocked by being forced into isolation, but Ferran Torres is available again after his own absence from Covid.
The likes of John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan were rested for the FA Cup victory over Birmingham, while Bernardo Silva’s brace in that game could get him a start.
Manchester City Predict XI (4-3-3): Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Mendy, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Jésus, Sterling
Man City vs Brighton prediction: 4-0 home win
This game sees two teams that could hardly be in a more contrasting form go head-to-head and the way City have played in recent weeks, it’s hard to see Graham Potter’s side pull anything out of the game.
Man City vs Brighton Premier League (H2H) results
Man City win: 6Draws: 0Brighton win: 0Last meeting: Brighton 0-5 Man City (July 11, 2020)
Cotes et pronostics Man City vs Brighton
Man City to win: 2/11 Draw: 8 / 1Brighton to win: 20/1