Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City tips Paul Merson
I just can't see Man City not winning. Nothing shocks me in football after the Champions League this week. But when you look at this week, the two teams who came back are very good teams, with very good players. Even though it was a miracle, people will say miracles happen, Brighton have a chance - they're not the same class as the players who did what they did this week. They're grinding results out as well. At the start of the season they were wiping the floor with teams, now they're not but they're keeping clean sheets, being hard to beat and nicking goals. There was a bit of panic with Man City on Monday - no disrespect but Vincent Kompany's shot should have gone 50 yards over! But they should be fine. PAUL PREDICTS: 0-3 Source: Sky
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City tips Ash Louton
Man City have won their last 13 League games in a row - an incredible run, but one which to an extent masks the fact that Guardiola's Guardiola's side have squeaked through their last three League outings with nervy 1-0 wins. Those results are so often the hallmark of champions, but Guardiola will want to see a calmer, more professional display from his team on the south coast after watching them almost succumb to nerves against Leicester. While Brighton sealed an impressive 1-1 draw at Arsenal last weekend, the Seagulls - currently 17th - are safe, and only have the prospect of potentially finishing 16th to play for. Though Chris Hughton's men will not be pushovers on their own turf, it is difficult to look beyond an away win for City to clinch the title.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City tips Khristofer Garner
Having stormed the league in record-breaking fashion last season, the Citizens have been forced to demonstrate a different kind of mettle under constant pressure from a relentless Liverpool team. Indeed, they have maintained their winning streak despite scoring less than two goals a game over the last 10 fixtures, with three of the most recent four victories secured via narrow 1-0 scorelines. This solid defence should be more than enough to keep out Chris Hughton’s goal-shy outfit, which has only scored twice in nine matches - while conceding in 10 of their last 11.