Stadium: American Express Community (Brighton)
Referee: Simon Hooper
Brighton will face Manchester City at home in a rescheduled match in round 32 of the English Championship. Both sides have had a remarkable season in England, with the visitors securing the league title and the home side securing their first-ever trip to the European competitions. What can we expect from this encounter?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
After an away defeat to Newcastle United (1:4), Brighton returned to their home to face Southampton. They experienced no problems in the game against the main underdog of this Premier League season. On Matchday 37, they claimed a 3:1 win and clinched their first-ever trip to the European Cup. Brighton will play in the Europa League next campaign. The team sits sixth in the EPL table with 61 points.
On the previous weekend, Manchester City faced Chelsea. Before the game, they were already far from Arsenal, who suffered a 37th Premier League defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest. In the encounter with the Aristocrats, the Citizens' reserve team played and achieved a minimal advantage over their rivals. Alvarez scored the winning goal in the first half. Manchester City extended their winning streak in the tournament to 12 games.
Expert Betting Tips
At the moment, Brighton is three points ahead of seventh-placed Aston Villa. They have a goal difference of +20 against Birmingham City's side of just +4. Aston Villa are unlikely to pull off a miracle in the final round, so we should expect Brighton to play in the Europa League. Manchester City have already won another league title. From a tournament perspective, the upcoming game decides nothing for both teams. The teams will play at their own pace, both clubs being top sides in the English Premier League.
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