With title challengers Liverpool right behind their tail, just a point behind in second, City have it all to do and will hope to win the game rather than leave it by chance. Here are 3 points to look forward to from the title decider.
3. Scoring early to relieve pressure
An early goal for Manchester City would do them a world of good. Scoring early would not only help ensure that they control the game like they have, over the last 2 months, but also ensure that significant pressure is thrust on Liverpool, forcing them to attack Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.
An early goal could also imply an attitude change from the Seagulls, which can potentially open up spaces for City to exploit.
2. Getting the squad selection right
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is known to complicate things in crucial situations, especially in recent seasons. A casual tactical switcheroo usually comes to bite his team back. Therefore, it is key for the ex-Barcelona man to get his squad selection perfect. Simply use the existing starting lineup, and bring defensive or offensive reinforcements off the bench if needed.
However one decision needs to be made, should he start the out of form David Silva or play Bernardo in that position and bring Sane down the left. These decisions can potentially cost the match for them.
1. Dealing with the imperious Glen Murray
Regardless of his age, stature or reputation, the Seagulls' talisman Glenn Murray will perennially remain a threat to anyone facing him. Strong, surprisingly pacey and calm and composed in front of goal, he can definitely cause an impact in the title race if City give him the space and time to do it. One player to definitely watch out for as Brighton will occasionally attack when City players' concentration fades.