Manchester City vs. Brighton and Hove Albion - 8/31/19 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Manchester City vs. Brighton and Hove Albion - 8/31/19 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Brighton and Hove Albion at Manchester City

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 9:00 AM (Etihad Stadium)

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In the English Premier League, Manchester City are set to play at home at the Etihad Stadium against Brighton. 

Brighton were poor in their last match as they lost 2-0 at home to Southampton. Brighton controlled 51% of the ball but the team lacked intent as they failed to score any goals. Brighton conceded twice in the second half to allow the Saints to win the game. To make matters worse for Brighton, the team will be without Florin Adone after the Romanian striker received a red card in the match against Southampton. Brighton have 4 points from their 3 games and while the team will be satisfied by their start to the season, I struggle to see them competing in this match. 

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Looking at Manchester City, the Sky Blues were outstanding in their previous match as they defeated Bournemouth 3-1 away from home. Manchester City dominated the match as they controlled 74% of the possession and completed over 700 passes at an accuracy of 89%. Sergio Aguero continued his supreme form as he scored 2 goals for the Sky Blues. Raheem Sterling also scored for Manchester City. It has been a strong start to the season for Manchester City and they are looking very impressive every match they play. Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have been especially impressive as they midfielders have been exceptional at creating chances and controlling the game. 

Manchester City and Brighton played each other 3 times last season with Manchester City winning on all occasions. The most recent match was played at May where Manchester City won 4-1 away from home. Brighton only scored 1 goal in their 3 games against Manchester City last season. 

Brighton have shown potential this season but I see them losing this match. Manchester City have one of the strongest teams in England and they are looking in supreme form. With this match being played at home, I see Manchester City winning this match with ease. 

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