Manchester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion
FA Cup, England
Date: Saturday, 6th April 2019
Kick off at: 17.30 GMT
Venue: Wembley, London, England

Manchester City are closing in on another title as they set to play FA Cup semi final stage against Brighton. Pep Guardiola’s men are keen on taking down their fellow Premier League side at Wembley stadium next Saturday.

Manchester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this FA Cup semi final clash.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to get them that victory.

Manchester City

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Ederson(g);Walker, Laporte, Stones, Mendy(def); De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva(mid);B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling(att).

Brighton and Hove Albion

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups:Ryan(g); Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Bernardo(def);Bissouma, Stephens, Propper(mid);Knockaert, Jahanbakhsh, Murray(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this FA Cup semi final battle, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Manchester City

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWWW

City continue to enjoy an excellent run of form as they been doing nothing else aside from winning lately. Guardiola’s men last five fixtures have all been won, including their latest league victory over Cardiff City.

Man City are ready to face another tricky battle in FA Cup as Brighton can cause some problems. Playing in neutral ground makes thing much more interesting, so Guardiola’s side must remain cautious.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWWLL

After a positive run of results, Brighton suddenly found themselves struggling in their last two games. Chris Hughton’s side suffered consecutive defeats against Southampton and Chelsea.

Those loses, especially last weekend 3-0 thumping from The Blues are not a positive result ahead of their Saturday battle. The Seagulls must rediscover their confidence before facing up against City.

Team News

Manchester City

Guardiola will have to play this weekend tie without Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabian Delph who are both injured. Benjamin Mendy could get the nod in that left back role in place of Zinchenko.

Kevin De Bruyne is also set to start this weekend, playing along side David Silva in that City’s midfield. Sergio Aguero looking to lead the front line for the FA Cup clash ahead of Gabriel Jesus.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton are set to miss Pascal Gross as he is yet to recover from his hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Jurgen Locadia and Solly March remain doubtful, but Hughton are hoping that they can be available.

The Seagulls will be hoping that Matt Ryan can put on an excellent goal keeping performance on Saturday.Up front they will count on Knockaert, Jahansbakhsh and Murray to break down City’s defense.

Head to Head Records:

Previous four meetings between both teams have mostly went into City’s favor with three wins and one draw.

Their latest encounter was on September 29, 2018 at Etihad Stadium which ended in Guardiola’s team 2-0 victory.

Match Prediction

Inching closer to another potential trophy, Man City will try their best to keep themselves going. Guardiola’s men are hoping to continue their winning run by taking down Brighton on Saturday.

The Seagulls will not go down without a fight as they prepare to give their all against Man City. Guardiola’s men are the favorite to advance, but a shock result is not an impossible thing in FA Cup.

Final Score: 2-0