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The next Premier League round presents a match between in-form Manchester City and Brentford who will meet up at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. The last time the pair played each other, back in December 2021, The Sky Blues came away as 1-0 winners in the Premier League.

The Sky Blues have taken the lead in the Premier League after collecting 57 points from their initial 23 encounters. Brentford trail by 23 points after 23 rounds, leaving them as number 14 in the table.

Manchester City aim to continue in their run this coming Wednesday after a series of matches without defeat. Three more points could be important for their upcoming Premier League challenges.

Manchester City arrive at their next Premier League match, averaging a fabulous 2.8 goals per game in their last 10 matches in which they scored a delicious total of 28 goals, while also conceding seven. That amounts to an average of 0.7 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 5 times.

Although Brentford trail The Citizens by double digits, beating the Premier League leaders could hand them a serious confidence boost.

Brentford are currently performing rather modestly, when it comes to goal-scoring, as they only managed a bearable nine goals in the past 10 outings for an average of 0.9 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of 21 goals, and while Brentford claimed no clean sheets, they conceded an average of 2.1 goals per match.

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Manchester City Form

Manchester City look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last three matches they first beat Chelsea by 1-0, before drawing 1-1 with Southampton. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Fulham 4-1. Manchester City have been nothing short of fabulous at their home ground in the six most recent matches here. They quite simply claimed a maximum 18 points with a 20-4 scoreline. Naturally, this is the best points total in the Premier League across the last six games.

Brentford Form

Brentford endured a tough spell in their last three matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 3-1 by Manchester United, before Wolves ran out 2-1 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Everton, who came out 4-1 winners. Brentford came through their last six away games in the Premier League without a single win. They have a record of 0-2-4 from these outings, in which they were outscored by 16-6.

Manchester City pulled off nine wins at the Etihad Stadium so far this season, making them the best home side in the Premier League at this point.

Manchester City scored 28 goals and conceded five in their last 11 games against teams from the bottom half of the Premier League table. They collected 26 points and eight victories. Brentford fought their way to two wins and seven points from their last seven games against teams inside the top six. They were on target eight times in these matches, but also let in 12 goals.

Stats

  • Manchester City have scored in the last 17 matches in a row
  • Manchester City have won 16 of the last 18 home matches
  • Manchester City have not lost 17 of the last 18 home matches
  • In 3 of the last 4 matches Manchester City played, both teams scored
  • Brentford have conceded in 20 of the last 21 matches
  • In 5 of the last 6 matches Brentford played, both teams scored
  • Brentford have lost 7 of the last 9 matches
  • Brentford have not won 7 of the last 8 away matches
  • Brentford have scored in 5 of the last 6 matches

Manchester City vs Brentford - Team News

Manchester City might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Brentford.

Gabriel Jesus, Cole Palmer and Benjamin Mendy are all absent from the Manchester City squad that faces Brentford at Etihad Stadium. A positive Covid-19 test is the reason Cole Palmer won't feature in the Manchester City squad.

Brentford face a list of six absentees from the squad ahead of their next match this coming Wednesday against Manchester City.

Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo, Charlie Goode, Tariqe Fosu, Mathias Joergensen and Julian Jeanvier are among the six players unlikely to feature for Brentford, when they travel to the Etihad Stadium. Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbeumo turned in positive Covid-19, thus making them ineligible against Manchester City.

Manchester City vs Brentford H2H

The last time the pair played each other, back in December 2021, Manchester City came away as 1-0 winners in the Premier League. Manchester City enter the match against Brentford with a 1-0-0 record in their previous one encounter in the Premier League. This amounts to a 100% matches winning ratio for Manchester City, with Brentford victorious 0% matches of the times. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Match Prediction

Ivan Toney seems to be one of the players in good form right now when looking at Brentford. He has scored some decent goals recently, as he has now two goals on his account in his last six games. The visitors surely need more goals from him. However, he will have it difficult facing Manchester City, who are strong favourites this coming Wednesday. Siding with Raheem Sterling should be reasonable as he is likely to add another goal for his team in the upcoming home match if he starts the game from the beginning. Looking at his latest stats, it is clear that he has a great goal-to-game ratio right now as he scored three goals in his last six matches. Raheem Sterling is expected to be difficult for the guests to handle this coming Wednesday.

Manchester City won nine of their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while losing once. Brentford won two of their last 10 games away from home, while drawing two and losing six. Manchester City will be optimistic of getting on the scoresheet on Wednesday, as Brentford have been unable to keep a single clean sheet in their last 10 away games. The hosts fought their way to 4 clean sheets in their last 10 games on home soil.

Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Manchester City’s last 10 matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 3.1 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the visitor's last 10 games this season. On average, they scored once in those matches.