MCI vs BRI: Manchester City will try to maintain their lead at the top when they welcome Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League.
The English champions are out of the FA Cup having lost to Liverpool 3-2 in the semifinal and they will now solely concentrate on the Champions League and the Premier League.A double is still on the cards for the Citizens but for that, they first need to get past the Seagulls’ challenge in the next match.
Liverpool are sniffing on their shoulder but the Reds are scheduled to face Manchester United which could provide some breathing space to City should United manage to snatch a win at the Anfield.
City made a number of changes in their semifinal defeat to Liverpool but Pep Guardiola is likely to name a few changes in the next game. City haven’t registered a win in the last three matches in all competitions and they will be very keen to back to winning ways at their home.
A slender one point lead should be enough for them should they conquer their remaining games but Brighton won’t be that easy as it stands.
Graham Potter’s men defeated two North London giants in back to back matches and their giant killing spree could gain momentum in Manchester.
They are lying in the 10th place and would be eyeing a top half finish at the end of the season. Their away record has been very good this season City have all the reason to fear the Seagulls.
A late Leandro Trossard winner subdued Tottenham Hotspur in the last match as Brighton have already confirmed their survival a long time ago. They haven’t been consistent this season but somehow they have injected life into their campaign with two consecutive wins and a third win on a trot could be in the offing.
MCI vs BRI, EPL 2021/22
Date: 21st April 2022
Time: 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City Premier League Form
Manchester City form (all competitions)
Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League Form
Head To Head
Manchester City wins: 8
Brighton wins: 1
Manchester City Team News
Kyle Walker is struggling with an ankle issue and he could miss the match. Kevin De Bruyne, Ederson, Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte are all will be available for this match.
Brighton & Hove Albion Team News
Tariq Lamptey is likely to be available despite suffering an injury while Jakub Moder and Shane Duffy are not available for this clash.
Manchester City Possible Starting Lineup
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Silva, Sterling
Brighton & Hove Albion Possible Starting Lineup
Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Cucurella; Lamptey, Caicedo, Bissouma, Gross, Trossard; Mwepu; Mac Allister
Brighton have managed to get some good results under their belt but City will come down hard on them and it will be very hard for them to escape a defeat this time.