Football ManCity120Our featured English Premier League football match on Wednesday night sees Manchester City bid to continue their excellent recent form when they host troubled Brighton





Note, odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change


Man City 1 / 5 Draw 25/4 Brighton 14/1


City come into the midweek program 4 points behind Liverpool and Manchester United. They have 2 games in hand over Liverpool who have no midweek fixture and 1 game in hand over United who are in action at Burnley 24 hours before this match takes place.


City's most recent league game came at Chelsea on 3rd January, a match they won 3-1. Since then they sealed a place in the League Cup final with an excellent 2-0 win at Old Trafford in a Manchester derby and at the weekend they made comfortable progress in the FA Cup with a 3-0 home win over Birmingham.


Focusing purely on league form City are unbeaten in the last 7 with 5 wins and 2 draws and they have kept 5 clean sheets in that sequence including each of the last 3 home games.


Brighton are fourth from bottom and after the most recent round of matches they had just 3 points worth of daylight over third bottom Fulham who have played 2 games fewer. Brighton have finished all square in 4 of their last 5 outings but its now 8 league games without a win.


When visiting top 8 sides this season Brighton have lost 4-2 at Everton, 2-1 at Spurs and 3-0 at Leicester but they have contributed to the scoring in 6 of their 8 road trips.


Recent Head to Head.


City won the corresponding fixture last season 4-0 and they went one better in the return with a 5-0 victory.


City have completed the Premier League double over Brighton in each of the last 3 season's and they won all 6 of those matches by at least a 2 goal margin.



The Goals Markets


A game of 3 goals or more in total is priced at around 9/20 and it's 23/20 for both sides to find the net.


A City win in a game of 3 goals or more in total is priced at 9/20


The Verdict


The betting, recent head to head history and current form all suggest this will be a one sided contest and I wouldn't disagree.


For all their problems Brighton have yet to abnadon their style of play which is more positive than is offered up by many teams who visit City. In their current form that might rebound on the visitors with City arguably in their best run of form of the season so far.


I fancy City to find the net at least 3 times.


Bet: Home team total goals, over 2.5 at 8/10


Note, odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change



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