Kevin de Bruyne closing in on Manchester City return, says Pep Guardiola

Хоффенхайм- Манчестер Сіті прогноз на матч

Хоффенхайм- Манчестер Сіті прогноз на матч

The Belgium global sustained a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right knee in training and has not played since his substitute role in City's 2-0 victory over Arsenal in their first Premier League match of the season.

"Kyle [Walker] is learning a lot to play a bit more inside so after what happened last season we have fears to drop points in this part of the season". They now sit in second place in the league, with five wins and one draw through their first six games.

Brighton's Anthony Knockaert (2 assists for Duffy) and Shane Duffy (1 assist for Knockaert) have combined for three Premier League goals so far this season, more than any other duo in the competition.

Manchester City have won 58 of a possible 63 points from their last 21 Premier League home games (W19 D1 L1). Stopping him, especially at home, will be a tall order for Brighton.

That result means City will finish a gameweek top for the first time this season, edging out Liverpool on goal difference.

Brighton meanwhile are without a victory in their last four games but their last win came against Manchester rivals United at Old Trafford.

GB, Argentina given wild cards for 2019 Davis Cup finals
Argentina and Britain have been given wild-card slots into the finals of the revamped Davis Cup. Group winners will advance to the knockout stages along with the next two best-ranked nations.

Guardiola is hopeful he can nurse star striker Sergio Aguero through the games before he gets a rest during October's worldwide break.

The problem with Man City is they've put themselves in a positon now where they've got a big Champions League game in midweek. The Seagulls have given each of their opponents all they could handle this season, including the otherwise dominant Liverpool. Saturday's game may be closer than you think.

The Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton will be broadcast live on NBCSN.

Live Stream: NBC Sports live, Fubo.TV with subscription or a free seven day trial.

City defeated Brighton in both games the two teams played in the Premier League last season.

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