Manchester City make the trip down south to Brighton for their final Premier League clash of the season with a fourth title in seven years firmly in their own hands. Pep Guardiola’s team are one point clear of Liverpool with the win enough to get them over the line, however any slip up will open the door for Liverpool and a dramatic end to the season. Form Labs bring you their betting preview and tips for the potential title decider between Brighton and Man City while we bring you plenty of value for the final round of the Premier League with our selection of enhanced odds available in our FanBoosts section.
Brighton Secure Premier league Status
The Seagulls will just be breathing a huge sigh of relief that there were three teams more inept than themselves this term, with their overreliance on a 35-year-old Glenn Murray for goals laid bare.
He netted the equalizer from the penalty spot against Arsenal in their penultimate game of the season as they drew 1-1, though the Gunners aren’t finishing the season strongly and the result still leaves Chris Hughton’s men with six defeats from nine winless matches across all competitions.
One of those losses came against Man City themselves in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley, though they only went down 1-0 on that occasion, just as they did recently away at Spurs last month.
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Defensively Better At Home
In fact, each of their last five outings have seen fewer than three goals, but their backline hasn’t been their undoing this season and indeed, their defensive record is by far the best amongst the bottom six in the table.
That rearguard effort has been built on the solid foundations of an excellent centre-back pairing of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy.
Given Brighton have consistently delivered better results at the Amex, it’s perhaps no surprise that eight of their last 10 games there have seen just two goals or less, with five seeing just one strike or none at all.
Brighton Form against Big Six
The hosts have also acquitted themselves respectfully up against the ‘Big Six’ this term, as although they lost nine of 12 matches across all tournaments, they were only beaten by more than the solitary strike on two occasions.
Four of those defeats finished 1-0 and another three ended 2-1, and aside from a surprise 3-2 victory over Man Utd in their opening home game of the season, each of the other 11 matches saw fewer than four goals in total.
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City Recent Form
City have been relentless in their pursuit of a consecutive Premier League title, which would be the first time anyone has managed that feat since United won three on the trot under Sir Alex Ferguson between 2006/07 and 2008/09.
Pep Guardiola’s outfit have won each of their past 13 fixtures, though in the final straits their focus has been on efficiency rather than swagger and of the last 10 games, five finished 1-0 and another three saw them triumph 2-0, with the other two games seeing them win 3-1 as they haven’t pummelled anyone.
Brighton v Man City Betting Tips
Since Brighton were promoted ahead of last season, three of the four head-to-head meetings in all competitions have seen City win either 1-0 or 2-0.
The visitors are of course more than capable on their day of obliterating much of their domestic competition, though their recent winning streak contains 2-0 victories over both Cardiff and Fulham, as well as a 1-0 success over Burnley in games against bottom-six opponents.
That would suggest they’re all set for an accomplished if not stunning performance, and the away win and under 3.5 goals offers some cover just in case they do start to turn on the style.
Man City To Win And Under 3.5 Goals At 2.10
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