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29/09/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm City of Manchester Stadium V Predicted Score:4 - 1

Away Brighton

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Home goals.

In just three Premier League home games this season, City have notched 11 goals in front of their faithful supporters and there is nothing to suggest that will change.

That works out at an average of 3.66 goals per home game making City to score over 3.5 at 6/5 with Bet365 very tempting.

6/5 City to score over 3.5 goals
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One to Watch: Sergio Aguero

Underestimate Aguero at your peril as he is without doubt arguably the Premier League’s most consistent centre-forward ever since arrival in Manchester in 2011.

After scoring in his 300th appearance for City in the 5-0 romp of Cardiff at the weekend at with fellow striker Jesus appearing to be going through something of a crisis, there is only one-man Pep can turn to in order to guarantee a return.

Sergio Aguero.

2/1 to be the first goalscorer with Paddy Power (just like he was against Cardiff) is too good a price to miss out on and may just prove to be one of the best football betting tips for the weekend.

2/1 Aguero to score first
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Team News

Manchester City's Last Six:
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Leroy Sane impressed in the weekend victory over Cardiff City leaving manager Pep Guardiola with some difficult decisions to make.

However, it seems the fitness of Benjamin Mendy remains a doubt after the Frenchman was expected to be fit to face Cardiff at the weekend after injuring his foot in training prior to the Fulham win but no return date has been set.

Brighton's Last Six:
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Despite a shaky few weeks, at least Seagulls manager Chris Hughton is safe in the knowledge he has a fully fit squad to choose from meaning the same side that put up a fight against Tottenham will likely start once more.  

Manchester City vs Brighton Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Manchester City football preview
Will Aguero live up to his ‘one to watch’ billing?

Manchester City proved once again at the weekend that those much weaker than them are going to be in for a hard afternoon. A shock defeat to Lyon in the Champions League did little to dampen Pep Guardiola’s men as Cardiff found out sitting on the end of a 5-0 thumping. More of the same is one of the football predictions for this game although perhaps not quite so severe as Brighton will prove slightly sterner opposition despite not having picked up a win since the surprise beating of Manchester United. Another City win will hardly make you rich, but it does look inevitable, but our Premier League preview aims to find that little nugget of gold in yet another Citizens home win.

Manchester City are 1/14 to win and unless you plan on betting big, there seems little point in taking this bet even if City are all but assured the three points. For value, this is one of the football score predictions to stay away from but that isn’t to say you shouldn’t combine it in an accumulator because you should.

Brighton to win are 22/1 to win which actually may be worth an outside bet purely because it is so long. After all, the Seagulls have already beaten one Manchester club in the league this season (albeit at home) and City are capable of an off day making this one of the Premier League predictions to make if you like an outside bet.

The draw is 10/1 and that is a result that may see some action and is recommended as today’s football prediction if Brighton is going to go home with anything in the bag. The pair drew in the 2008/09 League Cup with Brighton eventually winning through and having drawn a third of their games this season, may be turning up to City looking to make it a third.

Both teams to score is 11/8 and looks like being one of the best football betting tips for value. This is because Brighton has scored against City in four of their last five meetings and the Seagulls have netted five goals in their last three league games.  

Manchester City to not keep a clean sheet is 11/8. The Citizens have only kept one clean sheet in four home games in all competitions this season whilst Brighton bagged a brace on their last trip away from the AMEX making this one of the smarter football predictions for this game.

Predicted Score: Manchester City 4 - 1 Brighton

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Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!