Man City v Brighton Odds

Published on August 6th, 2017 1:13 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

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Manchester City FC midfielder - David Silva - In action - Wearing home light blue kit.Brighton will return from a 34 year absence in the English Premier League in tough fashion, as they are set to square off against Manchester City in their home opener.

Falmer Stadium will play host to Brighton's joyous return to the league on Saturday. After many years, Brighton was finally able to bring their club under control and return to the English Premier League. It was a long and trying time for the club's supporters, and Saturday's ultimate result against Man City seems almost irrelevant at this point.

Manchester City, as they always are, will be one of the favourites to win the English Premier League title when action kicks off next weekend. Manchester City is looking to rebound following a disappointing season that saw them finish in third place in the English Premier League behind both Chelsea and Tottenham. This is obviously below the high standards of Manchester City and their fans, and they will be looking to do better this season.

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Manchester City is the favourite to win their EPL opener, despite the fact that the contest will be taking place in front of Brighton's rabid fans. Man City enjoys too much of a talent advantage and it seems difficult to imagine Brighton giving them much trouble.

The odds reflect Man City's massive advantage going into Saturday:

Man City, 3/10
Draw, 4/1
Brighton, 10/1

The four likeliest outcomes of Saturday's match all involve Man City wins:

Man City 2-0, 6/1
Man City 1-0, 7/1
Man City 2-1, 17/2
Man City 3-0, 8/1

In case you were wondering, the likeliest outcome that involves a Brighton victory is a 1-0 result for their club, which is currently trading at 25/1 on Bet365.

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Man City enters Saturday's opener at 15/8 to win the English Premier League title, significantly ahead of the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

Brighton, on the other hand, is 1500/1 to win at most books.

While Man City should certainly win, I think that Brighton will put up a good fight in their first English Premier League home opener in over three decades.

I'm taking the "Yes" result on the "Both Teams to Score" line at 1/1, as I think that Brighton will be energized by their fans and put on a good show on Saturday.

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