Leandro Trossard’s late winner at Tottenham on Saturday added to the Seagulls’ run of at least avoiding defeat against five of the league’s top seven clubs this season – a tally they can add to the Etihad this week.
City go into the game knowing they have no margin for error over Liverpool, who play a day earlier at home to Manchester United.
The recent draw between the title rivals was followed by a thrilling 3-2 victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the FA Cup semi-finals, leaving Pep Guardiola with only the domestic title and Champions League at hand. to pursue.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester City vs Brighton is scheduled to kick off at 8pm BST on Wednesday 20 April 2022.
The Etihad Stadium in Manchester will host the game.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Brighton
TV channel: The match will not be shown live on television in the UK.
Live Blog: However, you can follow all the action via the Standard Sport live blog.
Manchester City vs Brighton Team News
Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker could return for City after missing the loss to Liverpool, with the Belgian benched when he wasn’t actually fit to play.
Ruben Dias has also been among the substitutes as he speeds up his recovery from a hamstring injury and could be an option this Wednesday.
Gabriel Jesus is doubtful because of a knock while Cole Palmer (foot) is unavailable.
Steven Alzate could be in good shape after a bout of illness sidelined him at the weekend and Shane Duffy (thigh) is out.
Manchester City vs Brighton Prediction
The Seagulls’ fantastic pair of trips to north London have seen them make a big impact in the chase for fourth place, but City are on a different level and should keep them quiet when it comes to the title fight.
A 2-0 City win.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Brighton have won just one league meeting between these two sides since 1989 – and none in North Sussex.
Manchester City win: 17
Brighton win: 6