Manchester City vs Brentford
English Premier League
Date: 9 February 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City host Brentford on Wednesday evening at Etihad Stadium in what should be as one-sided contest as you can imagine.
The difference in quality and form between the two outfits is enormous and it is very hard to predict anything other than a comprehensive victory for the sovereign Premier League leaders at the moment.
Speaking of Man City’s advantage at the top of the standings, it has been reduced to a single-digit number after the team’s unexpected slip-up in a 1-1 draw to Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Raheem Sterling did not have his day on the occasion, as he missed several tremendous opportunities in front of Forster’s goal.
Pep Guardiola’s men will have a great opportunity to instantly return to winning ways here, though.
Brentford have been one of the most out-of-form teams in the league in the last several weeks.
The Bees dropped to 14th position in the standings after a thread of four consecutive defeats in the competition.
Thomas Frank’s men have been vulnerable defensively of late in particular as they allowed two or more goals in each of the last four defeats.
Brentford are also one of the worst travelers in the league. They are winless in seven straight league matches on the road and they have allowed at least two goals in each of these outings in the process.
It is not the run of form you want to have going face to face with one of the deadliest attacking lines in the country.
Manchester City vs Brentford Head-to-head
- These two teams played each other on December 29th at Brentford Community Stadium when Manchester City celebrated a narrow 0-1 victory thanks to a goal from Phil Foden.
- Before this season’s tie, they had last met each other back in 1937 when Brentford claimed two wins over the Citizens.
- Overall, Manchester City lead the tie by two wins going into the eighth meeting with the Bees.
Manchester City vs Brentford Prediction
Brentford did offer a stronger-than-expected resistance in the reverse fixture against Manchester City this season.
However, we expect the Citizens to fully dominate this particular affair, especially after dropping the ball in the previous round at St. Mary’s Stadium. The home win by three or more goals difference is the way to go.