As the fate of the Premier League championship is now officially out of their control, a saddened Manchester City will be looking to go back to winning ways as soon as possible when Brentford comes to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Saturday evening, several hours after the Bees were thrashed 4-1 by Liverpool, Pep Guardiola’s squad suffered its first point loss in eleven games with Chelsea, a 1-1 draw.

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Over 3.5 goals: ✅2.0 at Sportybet

Manchester City and Brentford: Previous Games 

As a result of their 1-1 tie with Chelsea over the weekend, Pep Guardiola’s squad could not win a game for the first time in 12 matches. In this match against Brentford, a team that achieved a rare double against Manchester City in the previous season, the Spaniard will be looking to put that result behind them and move on successfully. A month has passed since the last time these two teams competed against one another. 

On February 5, City defeated Brentford 3-1 at the Community Stadium. Phil Foden scored a fantastic hat-trick after Neil Maupay gave Brentford the lead. This is the second time these two teams have crossed paths in the same month. City now has the third-best scoring and defensive record in the Premier League, and they have not suffered a defeat in any tournament since their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on December 6. Before that, they had not lost a game in any competition.

Brentford will enter this match to reverse a downward trend in their performance over the last several months, which has caused them to fall farther down the league. Two of the Bees’ most recent twelve games have been won, and they have drawn just one of those matches. The other nine games have been lost, with several being decided by significant margins of victory. 

The fact that Ivan Toney has returned to the club has provided them with more offensive potential, but the goals scored at the opposite end of the field have been an issue. In their previous ten matches, Brentford have allowed 21 goals while only scoring 13 goals themselves. It is also true that they could have a better record while playing away from home, ranking fifteenth among all the Premier League clubs. 

Furthermore, they will be competing against a squad with the third-best record at home and has yet to be defeated at the Etihad Stadium this season.

Probable Manchester City Lineup

Ederson; Lewis, Dias, Stones, Ake; Rodri, Nunes; Silva, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland

Probable Brentford Lineup

Flekken; Ajer, Collins, Mee; Lewis-Potter, Janelt, Jensen, Norgaard, Reguilon; Toney, Wissa

Betting tips: Manchester City x Brentford

Check out our predictions of the day for Manchester City vs. Brentford

Prediction 1: Manchester City x Brentford / Manchester City to win

In many cases, going head-to-head with Manchester City after Guardiola’s squad has experienced a loss can be pretty intimidating. This is particularly true for a fragmented Brentford team already defeated by the Citizens’ offensive superiority on the ground familiar to them this month.

The little time needed for recovery will not benefit either group of players, but for City to get back on track, they need to be more ruthless than they were against Chelsea. Furthermore, they may win with the same scoreline as at Gtech Community Stadium.

Prediction 2: Manchester City x Brentford / Both teams to score

City’s defence has only allowed one clean sheet in five matches, indicating it could be more robust. Using Ivan Toney and Neal Maupay, Brentford might use strategies that are comparable to those used by City. The squad coached by Pep Guardiola was susceptible to the counterattack, with opportunities to score.

Prediction 3: Manchester City x Brentford / Over 3.5 goals

Brentford has been leaking goals, and Manchester City will capitalise on this. The Bees have allowed three goals against Crystal Palace, Wolves, Nottingham Forest, and Spurs, resulting in successful overs. With healthy offensive players, Brentford’s seven consecutive goals across all competitions and their recent success against Manchester City make this match likely to see goals.