Manchester City WFC v Brighton WFC: City to make short work of Brighton

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Manchester City are aiming to recover from last weekend's defeat to Chelsea and stay in touch at the top of the table. Tim Stillman is tipping them to do just that.

"Hope Powell will line her team up to play in a deep defensive block with lots of players behind the ball and play on the break. But it is impossible to see anything other than a comfortable City win."

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Nick Cushing's Manchester City side sit three points adrift of Arsenal at the top of the WSL after last weekend's defeat to Chelsea, but I am expecting them to be straight back on the horse against Brighton. The Seagulls have taken only one point from their last three WSL games and City beat Hope Powell's charges 3-0 and 6-0 last season.

The Academy Stadium is a fortress for City having won their last seven home games. That said, Brighton have fared slightly better against the bigger sides- they held Chelsea to a draw back in September and did the same to Arsenal in the Conti Cup last month. However, both of those games were at home.

Hope Powell will line her team up to play in a deep defensive block with lots of players behind the ball and play on the break. But it is impossible to see anything other than a comfortable City win- they are 1/20 for the three points for good reason. City to score four without reply is value at 6/1, they won their last home game 5-0 against West Ham and you can get 10/1 on them doing the same to Brighton on Sunday. Betting on the margin of victory in City's favour is the best value market.

Recommended bet: Manchester City to win 4-0 at 6/1

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