Champions Manchester City are matched up against mid-table Brentford in this round 38 in the Premier League campaign. Can the latter spring a surprise, or is it another day at the office for the former? The answer arrives at Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday.
Manchester City have taken the lead in the Premier League after collecting 89 points from their initial 37 encounters. Brentford trail them by 56 points after 37 rounds, leaving them as number nine in the table.
Both Brentford and Manchester City go into the match on the back of decent results recently. Both will be eager to continue their good run, but with the advantage of playing on home soil, Brentford could prove too tough a task for Manchester City.
Brentford only average a modest 1.4 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 14 goals. They also conceded 12 for an average of 1.2 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring two times.
Manchester City are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 27 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 2.7 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of seven goals, and while Manchester City claimed three clean sheets, they conceded an average of 0.7 goals per match.
The last time the pair played each other, Brentford came out the other side as 1-2 winners and surely won't mind a repeat of that result.
Brentford vs Manchester City Prediction
Brentford look back on their last three matches with six points to show for their efforts. Against Liverpool, they were left empty-handed in a 1-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating West Ham in a 2-0 win. They followed that up with a 1-3 win against Tottenham in their most recent outing. Brentford won half of their previous six matches on home soil in the Premier League, while also drawing two. They suffered one defeats, while they scored ten and conceded seven goals.
Manchester City Form
In their three most recent outings, Manchester City won 4-0 and 1-0 against Real Madrid and Chelsea, before drawing 1-1 against Brighton. In their last six Premier League away matches, Manchester City claimed a full handful of five wins. They've drawn once and lost none, scoring 15 whilst conceding four times.
Are Manchester City strong enough presently to justify the prices with the bookies, even when travelling to face Brentford at Gtech Community Stadium? It could be tight, but considering form and match history, we believe the visitors represents the best betting option.
Brentford have taken 22 points from their last 17 games against teams from the top half of the Premier League table. They won six of these matches with a scoreline of 28 goals to 31. Manchester City scored 40 goals and conceded 23 in their last 17 games against teams from the top half of the Premier League table. This earned them ten wins and 33 points. Brentford have a record of 14 wins, 14 draws and nine defeats in the Premier League this season. Manchester City put 28 wins, five draws and four defeats on the board in the Premier League.
Brentford vs Manchester City Stats
- Brentford have scored in 14 of the last 15 home matches
- In 11 of the last 13 Brentford matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 6 of the last 7 home matches Brentford played, both teams scored
- In 9 of the last 10 Brentford home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Brentford have not lost 11 of the last 13 home matches
- Manchester City have not lost the last 24 matches in a row
- Manchester City have scored in the last 24 matches in a row
- Manchester City have won 18 of the last 20 matches
- Manchester City have not lost the last 11 away matches in a row
- Manchester City have won the last 3 matches in a row without conceding a goal
Brentford vs Manchester City Squads
Thomas Frank will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Manchester City from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Premier League this season):
David Raya (0/37), Thomas Strakosha (0/0), Aaron Hickey (0/25), Ben Mee (3/36), Ethan Pinnock (2/29), Fin Stevens (0/0), Kristoffer Vassbakk Ajer (0/9), Mads Roerslev (0/19), Mathias Joergensen (0/17), Pontus Jansson (1/12), Rico Henry (0/36), Bryan Mbeumo (9/37), Christian Noergaard (1/22), Frank Onyeka (0/20), Joshua Dasilva (4/35), Mathias Jensen (5/37), Mikkel Damsgaard (0/25), Shandon Baptiste (0/22), Vitaly Janelt (3/34), Yoane Wissa (7/37), Ivan Toney (20/33), Keane Lewis-Potter (0/10), Kevin Schade (0/17), Nathan Young-Coombes (0/0), Saman Ghoddos (0/14).
Manchester City Squad
Here is the full squad of the away team. The 52 year-old Manchester City manager Guardiola will select his starting XI from these players:
Ederson (0/34), Scott Carson (0/0), Stefan Ortega (0/3), Aymeric Laporte (0/11), Benjamin Mendy (0/0), John Stones (2/23), Kyle Walker (0/26), Manuel Akanji (0/29), Nathan Ake (1/25), Rico Lewis (0/13), Ruben Dias (0/26), Sergio Gomez (0/11), Bernardo Silva (4/34), Cole Palmer (0/13), Ilkay Gundogan (8/31), Jack Grealish (5/28), Kalvin Phillips (0/11), Kevin De Bruyne (7/32), Maximo Perrone (0/1), Phil Foden (11/31), Rodri (2/36), Erling Haaland (36/35), Julian Alvarez (9/30), Riyad Mahrez (5/29).
Brentford vs Manchester City Team News
Brentford could have up to five missing players for various reasons for their upcoming match against Manchester City this coming Sunday.
Pontus Jansson, Ivan Toney, Frank Onyeka, Shandon Baptiste and Aaron Hickey are missing from the squad, Brentford will field against Manchester Citythis coming Sunday.
Manchester City face a list of four absentees from the squad ahead of their next match this coming Sunday against Brentford. Benjamin Mendy is suspended from the Manchester City squad with too many penalty points to his name.
Manchester City need to do without Jack Grealish, Ruben Dias and Julian Alvarez, who are not fit enough to travel to Gtech Community Stadium.
Brentford vs Manchester City Lineups
Brentford vs Manchester City H2H
Brentford celebrated a 1-2 win in their most recent meeting with their upcoming opponent. Are we in for something similar at Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday? Brentford claimed one win, while Manchester City picked up two wins in the previous three matches, while the rest had no winner. The bookies best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 3/1.
Brentford vs Manchester City Results
In one of the previous three matches between Brentford and Manchester City both teams scored.
Brentford vs Manchester City Betting Tips
There are a few players in each team who currently draws attention to their name in the goal-scoring department. For the visitors, Ilkay Gundogan has been hitting the net regularly and now has four goals in his last six games. Should he find himself in the starting line-up on Sunday, it is because Manchester City bank on him to build on these numbers against Brentford. The latter relies on Bryan Mbeumo, who found the target four times in six games.
Brentford claimed a modest five wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in three of the games, whilst losing two. Manchester City won six of their last 10 games away, drew four and lost zero of the games in this run. Manchester City racked up three win from their last 10 possible away games without conceding a goal.
In the past three encounters between Brentford and Manchester City over 2.5 goals came out one time, with Brentford scoring an average of 0.67 goals per game. Manchester City averaged 1.33 goals, while both teams scored one time. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Brentford’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.4 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the last ten games for Manchester City, who scored 2.4 times on average in those matches.