Manchester City will look to seal a second consecutive league title on the final day of the Premier League season when they travel south to face Brighton at the weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s men require victory to make absolutely sure that they finish above Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who have been embroiled in a tug-of-war style title race for the majority of the season.

The Reds have put the pressure on City throughout the season, but the champions have responded each time, the latest of which came on Monday thanks to Vincent Kompany’s stunner in a 1-0 win against Leicester City.

However, Guardiola’s side will face another test of their nerves at the seaside club who secured Premier League safety last weekend.

Brighton have also become draw specialists in recent weeks, gaining a point in three of their last four games, the latest of which came against Arsenal last weekend in a 1-1 stalemate at the Emirates Stadium.

Predicted line-ups

Brighton: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Bissouma, Stephens, Knockaert, Gross, March; Murray

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Foden, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling

What time does it start?

Brighton vs Man City kicks off at 3pm.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event from 2:30pm.

Highlights will be shown at 10.30pm on BBC One.

Form guide…

Brighton: LLDLDD

Manchester City: WWWWWW

The race for the title will reach a thrilling climax this weekend (Getty Images)


Manchester City 1 (Jesus) Brighton 0, FA Cup, April 2019

Manchester City 2 (Sterling, Aguero) Brighton 0, Premier League, September 2018

Manchester City 3 (Danilo, B.Silva, Fernandinho) Brighton 1 (Ulloa), Premier League, May 2018

Brighton 0 Manchester City 2 (Aguero, Dunk og), Premier League, August 2017

Brighton 2 (Murray, Anyinsah) Manchester City 2 (Fernandes, Ireland), League Cup, September 2008


Brighton to win: 18/1

Manchester City to win: 1/6

Draw: 15/2

(Odds provided by Betfair)

Prediction… Brighton 0-2 Manchester City

There can be no doubting the tense atmosphere that will set into the Amex at 3pm on Sunday, but if their latest exploits have shown anything, it is that the champions can keep their cool when the pressure is at its highest.

Brighton will look to unsettle Man City much in the same way as they did Arsenal, but if they allow the visitors the same amount of space as they did to the Gunners in the first half at the Emirates, this game will be out of sight early on.

It will be a tense affair, but Man City should have enough to make yet another piece of history for the club. 


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