Man City vs Brentford predictions: Tips, odds and team news
Manchester City hopes to take a good step towards leading the Premier League title race when they host Brentford on Tuesday at 7:30 pm (UK time).
Man City vs Brentford odds
*Odds correct as of 10:00 on February 19
Is anyone getting deja vu? Two weeks after their last meeting, Man City host Brentford in a game that had to be rescheduled due to the Citizens’ participation in the Club World Cup. But a lot has changed even in the short time between the first meeting. Man City is now just four points behind leader Liverpool, with this being their game in hand. If all goes their way, victory here would send Man City a point behind Jurgen Klopp’s men, with both teams meeting in Merseyside next month. This would be a huge step in their search for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title.
Brentford, meanwhile, has recently put a bit of daylight between itself and the relegation zone. The Bees haven’t had a good season so far and are currently 14th, losing over half of their 24 games in the Premier League. One of those defeats came against Man City, with Brentford looking in danger. However, they moved six points clear of the relegation zone when they recently beat Wolves 2-0 and will sit slightly more comfortably now.
Man City vs Brentford predictions
Man City vs Brentford: Predictions
|Man City 3-1 Brentford
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The stats behind our Man City vs Brentford predictions:
- Brentford have scored in each of their past eight league games.
- Man City have won 10 of their last 11 games across all competitions.
- Man City have won 13 of their 17 home games across all competitions this season.
- Man City have conceded in seven of their past nine home league games.
- Brentford have lost seven of their 11 away league games this season.
Man City vs Brentford match tip
Erling Haaland truly announced his return from injury recently at the Etihad. After two blanks, including one on his first start against Brentford (though he recorded an assist), Haaland scored both goals as Man City beat Everton 2-0. The Norwegian is now on 50 in the Premier League in total, and he leads the way in the division for shots on target this season at 36.
Man City vs Brentford Bet-Builder tip
On current form, it’s hard to see this match going any other way than a Man City win. Pep Guardiola’s side has won 11 of their past 10 games across all competitions since a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace just before Christmas. They have also been pretty free-scoring in front of goal at home, scoring at least three on four occasions. However, they have conceded in seven of their past nine home league games, including most recently against Chelsea, only keeping clean sheets against Sheffield United and Everton. Man City are low on cards this season, averaging 1.63 per game in the Premier League.
Man City have won their past 10 games across all competitions.
Man City have conceded in six of their past eight home league games.
Man City have scored at least three goals at home on four occasions in the Premier League this season.
Man City have averaged 1.70 cards per game in the Premier League this season.
Man City vs Brentford team news
Man City team news
Man City has a fully fit squad from which to choose right now, with no suspensions.
Brentford team news
|Bryan Mbeumo, Rico Henry, Josh Dasilva, Kevin Schade, Aaron Hickey
|Yoane Wissa, Frank Onyeka,
Yoane Wissa and Frank Onyeka should be back from the Africa Cup of Nations by this game. However, Brentford will remain without Josh Dasilva, Kevin Schade, Aaron Hickey, Bryan Mbeumo and Rico Henry.
Brentford have plenty of absentees for this clash, with Rico Henry, Bryan Mbeumo, Aaron Hickey and Kevin Schade all ruled out through injury. On top of that, they have three players away on international duty. DR Congo’s Yoane Wissa and Nigeria’s Frank Onyeka are in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals. Saman Ghoddos has also made the Asian Cup semis with Iran.
Man City vs Brentford head-to-head record
- 5 February 2024 – Brentford 1-3 Man City – Premier League
- 28 May 2023 – Brentford 1-0 Man City – Premier League
- 12 November 2022 – Man City 1-2 Brentford – Premier League
- 9 February 2022 – Man City 2-0 Brentford – Premier League
- 29 December 2021 – Brentford 0-1 Man City – Premier League
Brentford doubled over Man City last season, but Man City got their own back with a 3-1 win just last week.