Week 37 – Brighton v Manchester City – Sports Grill

Brighton & Hove Albion look to secure Europa League qualification against Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium.

At least one point will ensure Brighton qualify for the Europa League, while champions Manchester City can clear the 90-point mark with a win.

Team news

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Adam Webster could return to Brighton after recovering from a muscle injury that has kept him out of the last three matches.

Robert Sanchez (personal), Tarik Lamptey, Jakub Moder (both knee), Jeremy Sarmiento (foot), Solly March and Adam Lallana (both hamstring) are out.

Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns as Nathan Ake (hamstring) remains sidelined.

When is the start?

Brighton host Man City at the AMEX Stadium on Wednesday 24 May, kick-off 8pm BST, live on Sky Sports UK.

Stat Attack:

  • Brighton have won just one of their previous 11 Premier League matches against Manchester City (W1, L10).
  • Manchester City have won four of their five Premier League visits to Brighton (W4, L1).
  • Brighton have yet to keep a clean sheet in their previous 11 Premier League matches against Manchester City.
  • Four of Evan Ferguson’s six goals for Brighton this season have been scored with his right foot.
  • None of Kevin De Bruyne’s 7 goals for Manchester City this season have come from a header.


Although European football is guaranteed for Brighton next season, I expect them to take this game seriously as a point will guarantee Europa League qualification, which in turn paves the way for Champions League football if they take the Europa League seriously.

Roberto de Zerbi’s Seagulls will also be boosted by the way they confidently dominated Southampton last weekend, although their final result may not be as wasted as the first half, given Manchester City will be a tougher opposition.

Meanwhile, Manchester City are focused on the FA Cup and Champions League finals, so it will be interesting to see how Pep Guardiola approaches this selection after a clinical, if wasteful, win against Chelsea, but otherwise nothing but pride. : for here.

However, I expect City to look to keep the winning momentum going, but the home crowd at Brighton will be up for it, especially to avoid any final day nerves of which Europa League they’ll be in despite holding a massive goal difference advantage. Aston Villa.

If Erling Holland and Kevin De Bruyne start then I can see City winning, otherwise Brighton may just spring a surprise or take that important point.

Prediction: Brighton 1-1 Manchester City

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