Is Manchester City v Brighton on TV, what time is kick-off, what are the odds?

Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring against Brighton at the Amex last season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring against Brighton at the Amex last season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton travel to the Etihad stadium on Saturday where the 2017/18 champions Manchester City await.

City, who are on the back of the 5-0 thumping of Cardiff in their last league match, will be looking to extend their unbeaten start in the Premier League.

The Seagulls are now without a win in five games, since beating the other Manchester club, United, in their second match of the season.

The Seagulls will need to be wary of City's form, with the champions already achieving two high-scoring victories over relegation favourites Cardiff (5-0) and Huddersfield (6-1).

What time does Manchester City v Brighton kick off?

Kick-off is at 3pm at the Etihad. The sides last met in the league in Manchester in May when City, who were already champions, beat an Albion side already safe from relegation 3-1.

Leonardo Ulloa scored his only league goal in his brief second stint for Albion in the game.

Is the game on TV?

No. The match is sandwiched between two Brighton TV ties, with the defeat to Tottenham being broadcast on BT Sport and the next Amex opponents West Ham featuring on Sky's Friday Night Football on October 5.

What's the team news?

Florin Andone was on the bench for the first time this season against Tottenham at the weekend, and this could be an opportunity for the Romanian to get some minutes under his belt.

Jose Izquierdo, who featured in the under-23 game against Leicester on Monday evening, could be involved.

It would seem unlikely that Pascal Gross is risked as he makes his recovery from an ankle injury, having missed the last two games.

City left-back Benjamin Mendy has missed out on the last two games so it remains to be seen whether he will feature against Albion.

Who is the referee?

Lee Mason is the man in the middle. He has shown 12 yellow cards in three Premier League matches so far this season.

His assistants will be Matthew Wilkes and Mick McDonough. The fourth official is Oliver Langford.

What are the betting odds?

Albion are an astounding 22/1 to leave the Etihad with all three points on SkyBet, with the hosts priced at 1/10, and the draw 17/2.

Glenn Murray, who is two goals shy of a century for the Albion, is priced at 14/1 for the first goal scorer.

Shane Duffy, who has been in goal scoring form of late, is priced at a hefty 50/1.

Sergio Aguero is 9/4 to score first, and 2/5 to score anytime.

Riyad Mahrez, who scored his first two goals for City in their last outing, is priced at 4/1 for first goalscorer, and 10/11 to score throughout the 90 minutes.