Manchester City v Brighton live stream, BT Sport, Wednesday 16 January, 6pm GMT
Manchester City will be looking to maintain their fine form when they host Brighton on Wednesday.
After a shaky start to the season, Pep Guardiola’s side have rediscovered their rhythm in recent weeks. City (opens in new tab) have won each of their last six matches in all competitions, and are unbeaten in seven consecutive games in the Premier League. They boast the best defensive record in the division and, in an ominous sign for their fellow title contenders, the team’s attack is starting to click again.
City’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea (opens in new tab) in their last league outing was arguably their most impressive performance of the campaign to date, and Guardiola will want to see a similar sort of showing against Brighton (opens in new tab). Four points off top spot and with two games in hand on some of the teams above them, City are now the bookmakers’ favourites to win the title.
Brighton fans have not had quite so much to cheer in the last few weeks, although Graham Potter’s side did scrape past Newport on penalties in the third round of the FA Cup at the weekend. However, Albion are without a win in their last eight Premier League matches and now sit just three points clear of the bottom three. Potter will no doubt start to feel the pressure if Brighton drop into the relegation zone.
Sergio Aguero is fit again but has been forced into self-isolation after coming into contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Eric Garcia, Cole Palmer, Nathan Ake, Scott Carson, Ferran Torres and Tommy Doyle are also isolating, while Aymeric Laporte is nursing a troublesome thigh.
Brighton will be unable to call upon the services of the injured Tariq Lamptey, Aaron Connolly, Florin Andone, Jose Izquierdo and Steven Alzate. Danny Welbeck and Adam Lallana are both doubts, while Yves Bissouma is serving a one-game suspension.
Kick-off is at 6pm GMT and the game is being shown on BT Sport 1 in the UK. See below for watching details where you are.
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