Manchester City hosts Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium for their Premier League matchup on Saturday, they will be seeking to get back to winning ways.

The Citizens suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Liverpool last weekend, while the Seagulls were held to a goalless draw at home against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

IMPORTANT STATS:

MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City are on a run of eight successive home league wins against Brighton, including all 5 in the Premier League.

Cityzen’s 21-match unbeaten league run was ended by Liverpool last weekend. They haven’t lost consecutive top-flight games since December 2018.

Manchester City have won their past 9 Premier League home fixtures, scoring at least three goals each time.

No side has scored 3 goals or more in 10 straight top-flight home matches since Aston Villa’s run of 15 from December 1930 to September 1931.

Kevin De Bruyne has created 33 chances and provided nine assists, more than any other Premier League player this season.

Erling Haaland has scored in each of his past 6 home games in all competitions, with 13 goals in total.

Phil Foden has managed 5 goals in his past four league appearances against Brighton.

BRIGHTON

Brighton have never won an away league match at Manchester City in 12 attempts (D2, L10).

The Seagulls are winless in 4 league matches (D2, L2) and haven’t scored in the last three.

Brighton have had 54 failed attempts on goal across those past three fixtures.

Roberto De Zerbi is the first Brighton manager to remain winless in each of his first 4 league games in charge since Barry Lloyd in 1987. Lloyd had to wait 13 matches for his first victory.

After winning their first two Premier League away games this season, the Seagulls have earned just one point from the subsequent three.

Brighton are one short of 100 top-flight wins.

FCNAIJA PREDICTION:

Manchester City Win and over 2.5 goals in the encounter.

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