Entering the ninth week of the 2021/2022 Premier League, an interesting match will be presented on Saturday (23/10/21) at 23.30 when Brighton host Manchester City. 

 

Finishing in 16th position last season aka just 2 strips above the relegation zone, Brighton made a big surprise this season. Until the eighth week, The Seagulls perched in 4th position in the standings.

The back line is the key to the strength of Shane Duffy et al, where they have only conceded 5 goals, the second best after Chelsea and City who have only conceded 3 goals.

However, Brighton slightly helped schedule. They have only met the big 6 team last season, namely Leicester City which ended in defeat.

On the other hand, the performance of Graham Potter's team actually began to decline with always a draw in the last 3 matches, including when they met Norwich the caretaker.

Against City, Brighton's surprise is believed to be stopped. The reason, The Citizens are showing an increase in performance. After being defeated by PSG and drawing with Liverpool, Pep Guardiola's squad won 2 consecutive wins.