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Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion

Manchester City vs Brighton: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

14:00 BST 31/08/2019
Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates with teammate Riyad Mahrez 2019
Pep Guardiola's side host the Seagulls looking to make it three victories from four this season as they look to keep pace with Liverpool

With a return to winning ways secured, Manchester City will be looking to keep up their pursuit of the Premier League summit when they host Brighton this weekend.

Pep Guardiola's side took three points on the south coast last time out in an entertaining clash with Bournemouth, and will likely back themselves to deliver the goods at home at the Etihad Stadium against the Seagulls.

Graham Potter's side might have a surprise up their sleeve if they are able to frustrate their hosts, as they look to consign their first defeat of the season against Southampton last weekend to history.

Game Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Date Saturday, August 31
Time 3:00pm BST / 10:00am ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched on NBC Sports Gold. It will not be available for streaming.

US TV channel Online stream
NBC Sports Gold N/A

In the UK, the match will not be broadcast or streamed due to falling inside the blackout perod.

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News

Position Man City squad
Goalkeepers Ederson, Bravo, Carson, Grimshaw
Defenders Laporte, Stones, Otamendi, Walker, Cancelo, Zinchenko, Mendy, Angelino
Midfielders De Bruyne, D. Silva, Gundogan, Rodri, Fernandinho, Foden
Forwards Aguero, Sterling, Sane, Mahrez, B. Silva

Confirmed Manchester City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodroigo, Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling

Position Brighton squad
Goalkeepers Ryan, Steele, Button
Defenders Bong, Duffy, Dunk, Balogun, Webster, Montoya, Baluta, Bernardo, Burn
Midfielders Stephens, Trossard, Gross, Mooy, March, Propper
Forwards Maupay, Jahanbakhsh, Murray

Confirmed Brighton starting XI: Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Webster, Montoya, Propper, Stephens, Bernardo, March, Maupay, Trossard

Betting & Match Odds

City are odds-on favourites to snap up the three points at 1/12 with bet365. Brighton are meanwhile priced at a distant 25/1 while a draw is available at 9/1.

Click here to see all of bet365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

With two wins from three and a two point gap to the summit of the Premier League, Manchester City know they will have to be back in top gear if they want to defend their crown this campaign.

Pep Guardiola's reigning champions will host Brighton at the Etihad Stadium looking to pick up another three points as they seek to make it a hat-trick of domestic titles in a row.

But the Spaniard has admitted that the success of their season will likely only be measured by glory on the continent, following Liverpool's efforts earlier this year.

“I know we will be judged at the end on whether we win the Champions League,” he stated. “I know unless we do that it will not be enough.

“This comes with [my profile], I know that. I arrived in Barcelona, we were lucky we won it two times in four years, and the people expect I am something special that we have to win the Champions League and it’s still true.”

With the international break looming, several Citizens stars have got the call for their country, including Aymeric Laporte, often overlooked by France, and Guardiola hailed the defender as one of the finest in the game.

"It was a mistake when I said he is one of the best – for me, he is the best left-sided central defender in Europe," he added.

"All of us were so happy for him because he was looking for this call for a long time and hopefully he can stay. Now it depends on him."

He did, however, admit surprise over Kyle Walker's England exit, adding: "Of course, Kyle and myself are not involved. We respect the decision and I think Kyle will come back strong.

"It's [Southgate's] decision, of course, I understand him and support the manager of the national team."