Opta Stats: Manchester City v Brighton

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Will Pep Guardiola be applauding his Manchester City team after their match with Brighton?
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Can the champions Manchester City claim another win when they host Brighton? Opta reveals all.

"Last time out versus Huddersfield, the Citizens failed to score in a Premier League home game under Pep Guardiola for just the third time (also vs Stoke in March 2017 and vs Man Utd in April 2017)."

Under 2.5 goals is [3.25].

Manchester City haven't hosted Brighton in a league game since September 1988, a 2-1 win at Maine Road with goals from Ian Brightwell and Paul Moulden. City are [1.14] to win again.

In seven previous league visits to Man City, the Seagulls have failed to win any (D2 L5). The draw is [11.0].

Brighton haven't won away from home at either of the Manchester clubs in 17 attempts in all competitions (D4 L13). Manchester City are [1.53] to win half-time/full-time.

The Seagulls beat Manchester United in their last match - the only team to beat both Manchester clubs in consecutive Premier League matches are Tottenham (4-1 v Man Utd, 1-0 v Man City in January 1996). Brighton are [28.0] to win.

Victory for City would set a new record for highest number of points in a single top-flight season in England (97, currently 95 by Chelsea in 2004-05). The draw half-time/Manchester City full-time double result is [4.8].

Manchester City are the highest goalscorers in Premier League home games this season (58). Over 3.5 goals is [2.0].

Last time out versus Huddersfield, the Citizens failed to score in a Premier League home game under Pep Guardiola for just the third time (also vs Stoke in March 2017 and vs Man Utd in April 2017). They've yet to fail to score in consecutive home PL games under the Spaniard. Under 2.5 goals is [3.25].

Brighton are looking to record three consecutive clean sheets in the top-flight for the first time since January 1982. They are [17.0] to not concede.

41% of Pep Guardiola's defeats as Man City manager have come on a Wednesday (7 of 17). Brighton are [24.0] in the Draw No Bet market.

Kevin De Bruyne made his 100th Premier League appearance at the weekend, with the Belgian providing 43 assists in the process - more than any other player in their first 100 games in the competition's history. Over 2.5 goals is [1.41].

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