The 2022-23 Premier League title winners, Manchester City, will be travelling to Falmer Stadium to play their second last game of the season against Brighton. Pep Guardiola has officially taken the Citizens to another glory and now their next mission will be the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Brighton have played some quality football this year and they are close to cementing the sixth spot on the points table. Brighton are currently at the sixth spot in the point table but there is no way the Seagulls can qualify for next year’s Europa League.
The Citizens have proved themselves the best in English club football. However, the players would like to finish the season on a positive note.
Brighton will be high on confidence with their win over Arsenal by 0-3. The Seagulls played a big role in Arsenal’s downfall during the last moments of the Premier League. The squad will be hosting the Citizens after scoring a home win for Southampton by 3-1. The hosts carry a good record at their home ground and they are expected to give a tough time to the title winners.
Tariq Lamptey (knee), Solly March (thigh), Jeremy Sarmiento (ankle), Adam Lallana (thigh), Jakub Moder (knee), and Adam Webster are out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Steele, Gross, Dunk, Colwill, Estupinan, Caicedo, Gilmour, Enciso, Mac Allister, Mitoma, Ferguson
It was not at all a comfortable title win for Pep and his men but good fortune followed them and they lifted the title and proved they are still the best team in England.
The Citizens scored a win in their last fixture against Chelsea by 1-0 and confirmed the title for themselves. Now, the Sky Blues will be visualizing themselves lifting the FA Cup and the Champions League trophy.
Nathan Ake is still injured with his hamstring injury but Pep is hopeful for his return before the end of the season.
Predicted Lineup: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Akanji, Stones, Rodri, Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish, Haaland
The visitors are on an unbeaten streak of 24 matches and they would like to keep it that way. Man City might take this as an opportunity to rest key players ahead of the FA Cup and Champions League finals.
We predict a win for Manchester City against Brighton on Thursday.