Manchester City vs. Brighton: Where to Watch Premier League, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Manchester City could temporarily go top of the table with a win against Brighton on Saturday.

The defending Premier League champions are two points adrift of Liverpool, but are in action at 10 a.m. ET, while Liverpool doesn't kick off until 12:30 p.m.

After being denied a late winner against Tottenham Hotspur by VAR, City got back to winning ways last week with a commanding 3-1 win away at Bournemouth.

Sergio Aguero scored twice and Raheem Sterling bagged another, as Pep Guardiola's team secured a second consecutive away win. The duo have scored nine goals in three Premier League games so far and the Argentine will be relishing the prospect of facing Brighton, having scored in each of his three league appearances against the Seagulls.

Brighton is one of Aguero's favorite prey, which goes some way to explain why City has won the last five meetings against the Seagulls in all competitions. Four of those wins have come in the Premier League, the most recent of which came on the final day of last season as City secured back-to-back titles with a 4-1 win away at the Amex Stadium.

Working the triangles for this one 🔼🔥

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— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 29, 2019

If Guardiola's men have picked up where they left off, much has changed for Brighton. Graham Potter took over from Chris Hughton in the summer and has been looking to instill a more progressive brand of soccer than the one preferred by his predecessor.

The results so far have been mixed. A 3-0 thumping of Watford on the opening day of the season was backed up by just one point in two home games, with a 1-1 draw against West Ham followed by a 2-0 defeat to Southampton last week.

Brighton is yet to win away in the league at Manchester City in 10 attempts and of the 32 Premier League games Guardiola has lost in charge of City, only one has come against an English manager.

Potter will be desperate to add his name to the list this weekend.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League against AFC Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium on August 25 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. Mike Hewitt/Getty

When and where is the game?

City hosts Brighton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, August 31, with kick-off scheduled for 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET).

City has won the last four Premier League meetings against Brighton.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on NBC Gold.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via the NBC Sports website, NBC Sports Gold and the NBC Sports app. A live stream for selected games will also be available via fuboTV.


City moved up to seven points in the table after winning 3-1 away at Bournemouth last week, while Brighton remained on four points after suffering its first defeat of the Premier League of the season with a 2-0 loss at home to Southampton.

Team news

Gabriel Jesus joins long-term absentee Leroy Sane on the sideline with a hamstring injury, while Benjamin Mendy is back in training but will not be available for Saturday.

Brighton will be without the injured Yves Bissouma, Jose Izquierdo and Ezequiel Schelotto, while Florin Andone is suspended after being sent off against Southampton last week.


According to Oddschecker, City is a 9/100 favorite, while Brighton is a 29/1 outsider and the draw is at 11/1.