Manchester City vs Brighton Betting Preview – 06/04/2019

Manchester City vs Brighton Betting Preview – 06/04/2019

Manchester City vs Brighton

Wembley Stadium will be home to both Manchester City and Brighton Hove Albion this Saturday, as the two sides go head-to-head in the FA Cup semi-finals. Pep Guardiola will be expecting a simple enough win from his side to see them progress onto the final, where they will face either Wolves or Watford. Chris Hughton will be pleased with his side’s progress in this competition, but their chances of progressing onto the final look minimal if current odds are anything to go by. The South Coast side have only managed to emerge victorious on five occasions out of the 20 times these two sides have met. Their most recent fixture saw City ease to a 2-0 win.

Manchester City have had a superb season to date and remain in the running for the Premier League title, FA Cup and the Champions League which will put their squad fitness to a real test. City have already lifted the Football League Cup this season and with their attention mainly on the Premier League and Champions League, we may see a rotated side for this fixture. City arrives in a strong run of form which has seen them secure 12 games on the bounce. Manchester City arrive as the clear favourites for this fixture and have the price of 1/8 to secure the win. City to win with a -2 handicap has a price of 1/1.

With a busy schedule lined up for Manchester City, Guardiola is expected to rotate around his squad with the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane coming into the team. Gabriel Jesus has bagged 17 goals this season and can be backed with Betway to score at a price of 7/10, while Leroy Sane who has 14 goals on his record has a price of 21/20 to score. The hosts eased to a 2-0 win when they first met Brighton this season and SkyBet has them to win to nil priced at 1/2. The last time City faced Brighton they picked up a 2-0 win and you can back a repeat result with Bet365 who are offering odds of 9/2.

Brighton will be keen on progressing onto the finals and keeping their hopes alive of lifting a trophy this season alive, but the odds are stacked against them. Brighton head into this match having lost two of their last five games alongside securing three wins. Their latest defeat came to Southampton who picked up a narrow 1-0 win. If you fancy Brighton to cause a huge upset this weekend then they have been priced at 22/1 with SkyBet.

Chris Hughton will be looking to Glenn Murray to provide his sides main attacking threat as the forward has done throughout the season. Murray has bagged 13 goals this season, eight more than the next highest scoring Brighton player. Betway has the forward to score anytime priced at 19/4. The Seagulls failed to score a single goal during their last match and when they last faced Manchester City. Bet365 has them to go goalless again priced at 8/15.

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