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Opta Stats: Brighton v Manchester City

Can Chris Hughton's Brighton cope with the quality of Manchester City?
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Brighton face a tough start to life in the Premier League against Manchester City. Opta are on hand with all the statistics.

"New Brighton midfielder Pascal Groß created the most goalscoring chances in the German Bundesliga last season (98) while plying his trade for FC Ingolstadt 04."

Both teams to score is [2.04].

This will be the first competitive meeting between these two clubs since a League Cup tie back in September 2008. That game ended 2-2, with Brighton prevailing 5-3 on penalties at their former home, the Withdean Stadium. The draw is [5.8].

The last league meeting between Brighton and Man City was a 2-1 home win for the south-coast side in April 1989, in the second tier of English football. Brighton are [11.5] to pull off a huge shock.

The Seagulls have won just one of their last five opening fixtures to a league season (D1 L3). Manchester City are [1.34] to win.

Manchester City have won each of their last six opening day contests in the Premier League, the best current run in the competition. They are [2.1] to win half-time/full-time.

Sergio Aguero has five goals in six previous opening day matches for Manchester City. Aguero is [1.83] to find the net.

Brighton could be the 31st different team that Sergio Aguero has faced in the Premier League. The Argentine has scored against 29 of the other 30 clubs he's played against, only failing to score versus Bolton Wanderers. Aguero is [4.1] to open the scoring.

Pep Guardiola has won each of his last seven opening day league games, last losing in 2008. City are [2.2] to win to nil.

Raheem Sterling was the only Manchester City player to reach double figures for both goals and assists in all competitions in 2016-17 (10 goals, 15 assists). Sterling is [3.35] to find the net.

New Brighton midfielder Pascal Groß created the most goalscoring chances in the German Bundesliga last season (98) while plying his trade for FC Ingolstadt 04. Both teams to score is [2.04].

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