Man. City vs Brighton: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Man. City vs Brighton FA Cup

Man. City vs Brighton FA Cup
The match is over.
Score: 1-0.


Man. City  2/17 | Draw 7/1 | Brighton 16/1

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Predictions | Betting Tips | Odds | Statistics

Wembley is the destination and a place in the 2019 FA Cup final is up for grabs as Brighton aim to make their first final since 1983 and Manchester City target keeping the quadruple on track.

Predictions

The business end of the season is upon us and Manchester City’s bid to win an unprecedented four trophies this season ramps up a notch as they prepare to face Brighton in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

On paper, City are a shoo-in for the win with top betting sites, but the reality is in knockout football anything can happen.

However, even Chris Hughton’s Brighton side know they will need to know that even at their very best they will need to ride a large dose of luck and hope the all-powerful City have an off day.

Three times the pair has met in the last decade and three City victories have ensued although the Seagulls have given a solid account of themselves in each defeat making this contest less of a complete one-sided affair one may have expected.

Both sides toiled to reach the last four and City know they have a vital Champions League encounter with Tottenham just three days later, which works in Brighton’s favour.

However, the Seagulls are embroiled in a relegation scrap in the Premier League and City boast squad deep enough to be able to deal with their opponents.

Expect the City victory trend to continue as they make it three 2-0 wins over Brighton in their last four meetings.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score is 7/4 with 10bet

The Seagulls have only failed to score in one of their last eight in all competitions making this a top pick with relevant sportsbooks – such as 10bet, who price it at 7/4 – for odds against match value.

The draw at half time 

Remarkably, Manchester City’s last 11 FA Cup goals have all come in the second half making for a close opening 45 minutes. 

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Head to Head

This will be the third FA Cup meeting between the two.

Remarkably, the first time the pair ever met came in the competition with City winning 5-1 at Brighton in 1924.

However, the Seagulls got revenge thumping the Blue half of Manchester 4-0 on home soil in 1984.

Stats

  • Brighton needed penalties to get past Millwall in the quarter finals.
  • City had to come from 2-0 down to beat Swansea in the last eight.
  • This will be the third FA Cup tie between the two with each boasting a victory apiece.
  • The first time the pair ever met was in the FA Cup with City winning 5-1 in the third round in 1924.
  • Brighton have only ever reached the final of the FA Cup once, losing to Manchester United 4-0 but only after needing a replay.

Man. City  2/17 | Draw 7/1 | Brighton 16/1

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