Ivorian midfielder to leave The Etihad at the end of the season after eight years at the club
Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 8.00pm, Wednesday 9th May 2018
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Paul Tierney Assistants: S Beck, A Garratt Fourth Official: R Madley
Odds: City 1/7, Draw 8/1, Brighton 20/1. See more online betting.
Tickets: Available via tickets.mancity.com
TV: Match of the Day
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from):Bravo, Ederson, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Sane, B Silva, Sterling, Toure, Jesus, Nmecha
Form guide: DWWWL
Brighton & Hove Albion
Manager: Chris Hughton
Squad (from): Ryan, Mäenpää, Krul, Bruno, Bong, Hunemeier, Dunk, Goldson, Schelotto, Duffy, Rosenior, Suttner, Kayal, Groß, Stephens, Skalak, Knockaert, March, Propper, Baldock, Hemed, Ulloa, Locadia, Izquierdo, Murray
Injured: Brown, Sidwell
Form guide: WDDLD
Sergio Aguero remains City's only absentee through injury, whilst club legend Yaya Toure is due to start in his final game for the club. Pep Guardiola paid tribute to the Ivorain midfielder in Tuesday's press conference:
“Tomorrow is his last game at the Etihad stadium,” Guardiola said. “We will try and play for him and win for him.
“Yaya is part of the club, not just because of the trophies he has won but because he transmitted to everyone the club can be bigger and greater.
“He is beloved, he is calm, he loves football and I’m very pleased with the success he has had.
“The footballers made the club bigger and bigger and bigger. He is one of the most important players in the whole history.
“He helped this club step forward hopefully we can play a good game and dedicate it to him.”
City's last home game game against Brighton ended in a 2-1 victory thirty years ago, with goals from Ian Brightwell and Paul Moulden. Overall City have won 9 of the 18 games played against the Seagulls, with 5 draws and 4 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Toure, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Jesus
Score prediction: City 3 Brighton 1