Is Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City on TV, what's the team news, what are the odds?

Brighton take on Manchester City in their first FA Cup semi-final for 36 years at Wembley on Saturday.

Thursday, 4th April 2019, 11:01 am
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 11:07 am
Action from Brighton's 2-0 defeat at Manchester City earlier this season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The Seagulls are huge underdogs for the game against a City side chasing the quadruple but that will not stop 35,000 Albion fans from cheering their side on.

In the Premier League meeting between the sides earlier this season, Pep Guardiola's side ran out 2-0 winners at the Etihad.

The winners of Saturday's game will meet either Watford or Wolves in the final on May 18.

What time does Brighton v Manchester City kick off?

The game gets underway from Wembley at 5.30pm.

Is the game on TV?

Yes. The semi-final tie will be broadcast live on BBC One. Coverage begins at 5.10pm.

What’s the team news?

Solly March limped off in Albion's 3-0 defeat to Manchester City last night and is likely to miss Saturday's game. Seagulls boss Chris Hughton will provide an update on the winger at his press conference today.

Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross is also set to miss out but Hughton otherwise has a full squad to choose from.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola made seven changes for his side's 2-0 win over Cardiff last night.

Striker Sergio Aguero missed the win over Cardiff and Guardiola will give an update on if the Argentinian will be involved on Saturday at his pre-match press conference.

Left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko went off against Cardiff with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to be fit for Saturday.

Claudio Bravo (ruptured achilles) and Fabian Delph (knock) both missed the win over Cardiff but Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne have all returned to the squad in recent games after injury.

Who is the referee?

Anthony Taylor will be the man in the middle at Wembley.

Taylor has shown 90 yellow cards and one red in 28 Premier League matches this season. He has taken charge of three Albion games this season, the 2-2 draw at Southampton, 1-0 victory at home to Wolves and 1-1 draw with Arsenal.

His assistant referees will be Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn and the fourth official is Neil Davies.

VAR will be in place for the game and the VAR officials are Paul Tierney and Andrew Halliday.

What are the odds?

City are huge favourites to win at Wembley and reach the final.

City are priced at 1/10 to beat Brighton in 90 minutes on PaddyPower are are 1/50 to reach the final. Brighton are 22/1 to win in 90 minutes and the draw at the end of normal time is 7/1.

Albion are 12/1 to reach the final.

A repeat of City's 2-0 win over Brighton earlier this season is 9/2, while City are 5/1 to win 3-0 and 15/2 to run out 4-0 victors.

Albion are 55/1 to win 1-0, 150/1 to claim a 2-0 victory and are 66/1 to win 2-1.

The first goalscorer market is dominated by City players, with Sergio Aguero 21/10, Gabriel Jesus 11/4, Raheem Sterling 7/2, Leroy Sane 9/2, Riyad Mahrez 5/1 and Bernardo Silva 15/2.

Aguero is 1/2 to net anytime, with Jesus 8/11, Sterling 10/11 and Sane 11/8.

To the game's first goal for Brighton, Glenn Murray is 13/1, Jurgen Locadia is 25/1, Alireza Jahanbakhsh is 33/1 and Shane Duffy is 60/1.

To net anytime, Murray is 9/2, Locadia is 10/1, Jahanbakhsh is 12/1 and Duffy is 20/1.