Manchester City will host Brighton this afternoon at the Etihad Stadium, hoping to redeem themselves from last week’s loss at Anfield. As a result of their recent narrow loss to Liverpool, Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking for an immediate and emphatic response against the Seahawks.
In light of Arsenal’s benefiting from City’s loss, the Citizens are currently four points behind the Gunners; however, if they can beat Brighton before Mikel Arteta’s squad plays on Sunday, they will have a chance to catch up. Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish, and Riyad Mahrez all start because they didn’t play during the week and are therefore fresh and ready to go.
Roberto De Zerbi’s squad has struggled to score goals, as they have done so in none of their last three games. Over that time period, Brighton had 54 shots, but they were unable to score due to poor finishing.