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Brighton vs Man City: Premier League preview

Pep Guardiola said he spoke to his squad about the thrilling 4-3 win over Newcastle – “they were more relaxed but I saw them today [in training] so focused – so the Seagulls should expect a tougher test in front of their returning fans.

Brighton are clear of relegation but will be hopeful of a better showing next season as they continue to improve under Graham Potter.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Brighton vs Manchester City is scheduled for a 7pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at the Amex.

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Where to watch Brighton vs Manchester City

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 6.30pm BST.

Live stream: Sky Sports/BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Brighton vs Manchester City team news

Skipper Lewis Dunk and forward Neal Maupay will again sit things out on Tuesday. The pair remain suspended following their red cards at Wolves on May 9.

Dunk’s fellow defender Joel Veltman, who has been recovering from a calf issue, is also set to be absent again.

Brighton provisional squad: Sanchez, Steele, White, Webster, Karbownik, Burn, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Trossard, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Izquierdo, Caicedo, Connolly, Welbeck, Andone, Tau, Zeqiri.

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Kevin De Bruyne could return for City after missing the last two games with a muscle injury. The Belgian playmaker is back in training, leaving Sergio Aguero as the only known absentee for the visit to the south coast.

After Scott Carson’s surprise debut in Friday’s 4-3 win at Newcastle, Pep Guardiola said regular number one Ederson would return for the final two league games of the season.

Manchester City provisional squad: Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Garcia, Ake, Mendy, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gunodgan, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling, Mahrez, Torres, Jesus.

Brighton vs Manchester City prediction

Pep Guardiola said his players were perhaps a little relaxed against Newcastle – they rarely concede three goals, after all – so expect a tighter performance on the south coast.


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