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Manchester City – Brighton & Hove Albion – Rivalry

Manchester City – Brighton & Hove Albion – Rivalry

Brighton & Hove Albion – Manchester City – Premier Leagu

 

Manchester City will look to shake off their two-game losing streak in the Premier League when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium.

The Blues have lost their last Premier League games to Wolves and Arsenal, while Brighton have lost and drawn one of their last two games before the international break.

This will be an exciting clash between the two and a win for the visitors would not only end their three-game losing streak but also lift their seagulls into the sky.

Of course, they have potential and the team looks like a tough opponent in the Premier League.

Form

Brighton have won five of their opening eight games and are just four points behind the leaders.

They started the season with 4–1 wins over Luton Town and Wolves, but suffered their second home defeat of the season, West Ham winning 3–1.

Three consecutive Premier League games, two home games against Newcastle and Bournemouth and an away game at Old Trafford in between, all ended 3-1 to the Seagulls.

However, a 6-1 win at Aston Villa was followed by a 2-2 draw at home to Liverpool as Chelsea knocked the Seagulls out of the League Cup at Stamford Bridge.

Brighton also lost 3–2 at home to AEK Athens in their first away game in Europe before coming back from 2–0 down to draw 2–2 at Marseille.

 

The Seagulls are the top scorers in the Premier League with 21 players. However, they have the fourth best defence, conceding 16 goals, behind Sheffield United (22), Burnley (20) and Bournemouth (18).

Even the new boys at Luton Town let one down!

Dangerous people.

Brighton are prolific goalscorers and have had 10 different players score in all competitions so far this season.

The leader is Joao Pedro with 5 goals in 11 matches.

He attempted 13 shots and had a conversion rate of 38%, Brighton’s highest ever. Evan Ferguson has four goals. He has scored 15 goals and averages one goal every 93 minutes.

The last time Ferguson scored a hat-trick was in the 3-1 win over Newcastle.

Kaoru Mitoma made 11 appearances and created 15 chances, most for Brighton, with four converted, making him a key figure in midfield.

He has also scored three goals this season and the Blues will have no choice but to stop the Japanese star.

 

Pervis Estupinan had three chances and scorer Pedro had an assist, but had a total of 15 chances. Billy Gilmour is also one of those who focused on the blues. He created 10 chances, one of which was converted, but attempted the most passes of 483, 439 of which were successful.

In 11 games, he achieved a passing accuracy of over 91%.

CEO

Roberto de Zerbi is the director of the Amex Arena.

The Italian coach led the Seagulls to the top flight despite losing several key players.

He joined Brighton in September 2022 and managed over 50 games, Brighton winning just 24 and losing 15.

This gives it an amazing 48% win rate.

 

Last match with Brighton

 

It’s been a year since the Blues faced Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.

Erling Holland put City 2-0 up with a brace before Leandro Trossard made it 2-0 after 53 minutes.

Brighton rallied to equalise, but Kevin de Bruyne finished for the Seagulls to make it 3-1.

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