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Manchester City v Brighton: Preview, Team News and Prediction

Pep and his men in mid week action.

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by David Horton - CameraSport via Getty Images

The Premier League rolls on! Manchester City’s game is against a solid Brighton side.

A match filled with plenty of story lines as both teams battle a packed schedule and quality opponents. There is plenty to discuss.

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Wednesday, 12 January, 2020 kick off at 6.00 pm (UK), 1.00 pm (EST, USA)

Referee: Darren England.

Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett.

Fourth official: Michael Oliver.

VAR: Mike Dean.

Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan.

TV Info: BT Sport (UK), NBCSN (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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Preview

City having recorded an impressive 13-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

The latest performance saw us record a fine 3-0 win over Birmingham City in last Sunday’s FA Cup third round encounter

Graham Potter’s Brighton currently lie in 17th place in the Premier League table, having amassed 14 points from 17 games so far

The Seagulls also progressed through to the fourth round of the FA Cup at the weekend, overcoming Newport County 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after the sides were locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time.

A fantastic match is in store for us as Pep versus Potter should be a fascinating encounter. Which team will come out in front?

Team News

Pep Guardiola will have many absences in Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Cole Palmer, Ferran Torres, Nathan Ake, Scott Carson and Sergio Aguero all out due to either covid or injury.

Brighton face several players out in Florin Andone, Jose Izquierdo, Steven Alzate, Tariq Lamptley and Yves Bissouma who is suspended.

Prediction

Manchester City 3-0 Brighton