Confirmed lineups: Man City vs Brighton

By on January 13, 2021 - 70 views

Manchester City will be looking to move into third position this evening when they host Brighton & Hove Albion in the early Premier League kickoff on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s side are on a three-game winning streak, conceding just one goal in the process, whilst the visitors are winless in their last eight prior to their trip to the Etihad Stadium.

Brighton haven’t always been pushovers for City, but a performance similar to their 3-1 win away to Chelsea 10 days ago should make for a comfortable three points midweek.

The two teams for this evening’s game are confirmed as:

Manchester City

Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan; Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez; Bernardo

Substitutes: Zack Steffen, Kyle Walker, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Benjamin Mendy, Luke Mbete-Tabu, Fernandinho, Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City are without a recognised striker this even as it appears either Bernardo Silva or Phil Foden will take the role. Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling are both among the substitutes though.

John Stones gets another start in central defence whilst Ederson is back between the posts

Brighton & Hove Albion

Robert Sanchez; Dan Burn, Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk; Joel Veltman, Alexis Mac Allister, Ben White, Davy Propper, Joel Veltman; Leandro Trossard; Percy Tau

Substitutes: Christian Walton, Max Sanders, Pascal Gross, Teddy Jenks, Jensen Weir, Solly March, Reda Jousef Khadra, Andy Zeqiri, Neal Maupay

The visitors have named four centre-backs in their starting lineup but it looks as though Ben White will sit in central midfield where he has played before, in a 5-3-1-1 formation.

Percy Tau leads the line but how many touches the South African will get remains to be seen. The striker will be supported by Leandro Trossard.

Graham Potter’s side start the evening three points above the relegation zone whilst the hosts are as short as 1/7 to win this match, according

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James Crawford

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