Man City vs Brighton prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for Premier League match Thursday

With their place in the FA Cup final booked, Manchester City turn their attention back to Premier League action, holding a slim advantage in the title race as they visit Brighton on Thursday.

City kept the chase for the domestic double alive as they slid past Chelsea on the weekend thanks to an 84th minute winner from Bernardo Silva. In the process, having taken the weekend off from league play, they were passed at the top of the table by Arsenal and Liverpool who both sit a point ahead.

With their game in hand, Man City control their own destiny in the Premier League title race with six matches remaining, but they must make good on every opportunity or fall back behind the aforementioned pair of clubs in the tightest title race in recent English top flight memory.

Brighton sit 10th in the Premier League table and have little to play for, especially as England have now almost surely lost their grip on an extra Champions League place, which could have afforded the Premier League additional European slots on down the chain. Instead, Brighton are now left chasing ghosts, six points back of sixth-placed Newcastle with six games to go.

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Man City vs Brighton prediction, odds

  • Moneyline lean: Man City (-265)
  • Score prediction: Man City 3-0 Brighton

Manchester City are mired in a goal slump, but playing Brighton has been an attacking antidote for other clubs this season, so why not Pep Guardiola’s side too? Their title rivals took such a chance in recent weeks, as Arsenal ran away from the Amex as 3-0 winners in an attacking onslaught, while Liverpool won 2-1 while pummeling the Brighton back line.

Brighton have little to play for at the end of the season, and while they’d sure love to play spoiler, they won’t have any reason to put it all on the line if things get difficult over the course of the 90 minutes.

  DraftKings
(USA)
Brighton win +650
Draw +475
Man City win -280
Both teams
to score
Y: -165
N: +135
Over / Under
3.5 goals
O: -110
U: -125
Man City
-1.5 goals
-110
Brighton
+1.5 goals
-125

Man City vs Brighton match facts

  • Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Kickoff time: 8 p.m. local (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)
  • Location: American Express Stadium (Brighton, England)
  • Referee: Jarred Gillett, VAR: John Brooks
  • Last meeting: Man City 2-1 Brighton (Oct. 21, 2023 | Premier League)

Man City vs Brighton best bet

  • Pick: Man City 19+ total shots
  • Odds: +110 (FanDuel)

Man City’s title rivals Arsenal and Liverpool both put up 20 shots on this Brighton side in recent matches, and there’s no reason this match won’t be more of the same.

City generated an outlandish 37 efforts on the Luton Town goal in their last Premier League match, before peppering Real Madrid with 33 shots. They were somewhat muted against Chelsea last time out in the FA Cup semifinal, but that likely had to do with Pep Guardiola looking to slow the match down and keep a lid on the chaotic track meet Chelsea like to play.

With no more European football and only domestic play to focus on, Guardiola can empty the tank in the title race and look to not only gain three points but put a dent in Arsenal’s goal differential advantage as well.

Man City vs Brighton prop bet

  • Pick: Man City win to nil
  • Odds: +145 (DraftKings)

Brighton’s attack has been decimated by injuries through the second half of the season, and particularly the loss of Kaoru Mitoma has neutered the Seagulls’ front line.

They have put forth poor attacking displays in four straight matches, scoring just two goals on 2.98 xG in those four games, including adverse results against the likes of Liverpool, Brentford, and Burnley who are all defensively challenged. Even their 1-0 win over Roma in the Europa League came in a second leg at home where they needed to make up a massive aggregate deficit, but still managed to generate just one goal and one “big chance” in the match.

Man City can be beaten at the back, but they held Brighton to just five shots in the reverse fixture and should manage to keep a lid on this one as well.

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Man City vs Brighton live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA USA Network, Universo Fubo USA, NBC Sports app, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo
Canada  — Fubo Canada
UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Extra

As the only Premier League match of the day, U.S. broadcast rights-holder NBC Sports has decided to televise this match on USA Network, which can be streamed on Fubo, who are offering a free trial for new users.

In Canada, Fubo is the exclusive broadcast rights-holder for the Premier League this season, with every match from August to May streaming live on the platform. Fubo also hold the exclusive broadcast rights to Serie A games in Canada, while other leagues like MLS, Bundesliga, and La Liga can be found throughout the season as well.

This midweek Premier League match will be broadcast domestically on Sky Sports television and streaming platforms.

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