Nearly-safe Brighton welcome Manchester City to the Amex Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Graham Potter’s Seagulls somewhat pressed the self-destruct button against champions Liverpool last time out, with a 1-3 defeat brought about by individual errors.
Their next task could hardly be more difficult, as they entertain a Manchester City side who have been effervescent since the season’s resumption.
However, although not mathematically safe, Seagulls fans can be confident of another season of Premier League football with their side 8 points clear of the drop heading in to Saturday’s fixtures.
That cushion may well be needed, considering Brighton square off against a Manchester City side who put 5 past Newcastle in their previous outing.
Likely runners-up City will have their eye on next month and their Champions League tie with Real Madrid – however, that won’t alter their focus at the Amex.
Pep Guardiola will be without Sergio Aguero for the rest of the league season, but it remains to be seen if the Argentine can recover in time for the clash with Real.
City have no other injury worries to contend with, as Kevin De Bruyne chases Thierry Henry’s record for most assists in a Premier League season and Gabriel Jesus looking to start a hot streak after ending his barren spell versus Newcastle.
Brighton continue to be without winger Jose Izquierdo, who hasn’t featured since the season restarted – Steven Alzate is another who has been unable to shake off a lingering knock.
Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City at the Amex Stadium is an 8pm kick off on Saturday, July 11.