Reigning champion Manchester City face another obstacle in their quest to win the English Premier League title when they square off against Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday at American Express Stadium. With Arsenal's 5-0 victory over Chelsea on Tuesday and Liverpool's 2-0 defeat at Everton on Wednesday, Man City enter Thursday's match in third place in the Premier League table, four points behind the Gunners and one behind the Reds. However, the Citizens have played two fewer games than both teams. City remain favored to win their fourth straight league title and sixth in the last seven years. 

Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. Man City are the -320 favorites in the latest Brighton vs. Manchester City odds, with the Seagulls the +700 underdogs. A draw is priced at +490, and the over/under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before you lock in your Manchester City vs. Brighton picks or Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Last year he was profitable in multiple areas on his soccer picks, including Euro qualifying (+6.30 units), the EFL Cup (+4.47), the FA Cup (+3.07), and the Champions League (+3.05) among others. Green also has been solid with his Premier League picks this year, going 21-14 (+6.92).

Now, Green has broken down Brighton vs. Manchester City from every angle and revealed his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Manchester City vs. Brighton:

  • Brighton vs. Manchester City money line: Man City -320, Brighton +700, Draw +490
  • Brighton vs. Manchester City over/under: 3.5 goals
  • Brighton vs. Manchester City spread: Manchester City -1.5 (-110), Brighton +1.5 (-110)
  • BHA: João Pedro leads the team in goals (eight).
  • MCI: Erling Haaland is tied for the EPL lead in goals (20).
  • Brighton vs. Manchester City picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Manchester City

Pep Guardiola's men have proven they can succeed without Erling Haaland in the lineup. Haaland, arguably the world's best goal scorer, has been ruled out of Thursday's game with a muscle issue. But since Haaland joined Manchester City in 2022, the club has a better record without Haaland (10 wins, one draw, one loss) than with him (40 wins, 11 draws and seven losses).

In addition, the Citizens have been on a roll in league play. Man City are unbeaten in their last 17 Premier League matches (13 wins and four draws). That's the club's longest unbeaten stretch since its 19-game run in the 2020-21 season. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Brighton

The Seagulls will face a City team that is in the midst of a demanding stretch of games. On April 17, Manchester City played Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal and failed to advance on penalties, losing 4-3. Three days later, the Citizens eked out a 1-0 win over Chelsea in an FA Cup semifinal. And then just two days after the game against Brighton, City will head to Nottingham Forest for another crucial EPL match.

In addition, the Seagulls have a capable goal scorer in João Pedro. The 22-year-old from Brazil leads the team and is tied for 27th in the league in goals with eight. Earlier this season in Europa League group stage play, he was the leading scorer with six goals in six games. See which team to pick here.

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How to make Brighton vs. Manchester City picks

Green has broken down the Premier League match from every possible angle. He is leaning Under on the goal total and has locked in two other best bets, including one that would pay plus money. He's sharing his Premier League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Manchester City vs. Brighton on Thursday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Brighton vs. Manchester City have all the value, all from the soccer expert who is profitable across multiple leagues, and find out.

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