Manchester City want to win the catch-up game

Manchester City want to use the catch-up game against Brentford to take a step forward in the fight for the championship. Together with Liverpool and Arsenal, the Skyblues are fighting for the title in England this season

The Skyblues face an opponent that can be unpleasant, but has rarely been so in recent weeks. The Manchester City vs. Brentford prediction of the bookmakers also shows a favorite role for the home side, which is very clear

The Cityzens must now switch into their best possible mode. If they can do that, it will be difficult to beat this team in the title fight. Our Manchester City vs Brentford betting tip is for the home side to win by more than a goal difference.

Manchester City – Statistics & current form

Manchester City are determined to win the English Premier League title. The 1-1 draw against Chelsea despite numerous good chances at the weekend was a minor setback. City now want and need to win the catch-up game against Brentford. A win would not only see the Sky Blues draw level in terms of games played, it would also move them to within one point of Liverpool and one point ahead of Arsenal in second place.

The home side will want to exert pressure from the outset and make the most of their individual superiority. Haaland is approaching his top form, de Bruyne is also very fit again, many things speak in favor of Guardiola’s team. However, the coach does not want to see any more games like the one at the weekend with the one or other sloppiness, especially when defending. A high level of concentration is the be-all and end-all.

The draw against Chelsea ended a run of eleven competitive games in a row, all of which were won. City have not lost for what feels like an eternity, they are only not in first place because the competition is very stable. 57 goals scored by City, 16 of them Haaland, the offense makes a good impression

Manchester City sometimes vulnerable defensively

In defense, however, there are one or two conspicuous features this season. Mistakes do creep in from time to time, and this team has conceded 26 goals in the league so far. In seven games in the Champions League against individually inferior opponents, they have also only managed one game without conceding a goal.

The Manchester City vs Brentford odds show the home side as clear favorites, but City will have to play at the best possible level and will be hoping for a clear win. Their next opponents are Bournemouth, Manchester United and Liverpool. However, it should also be mentioned that they have not yet lost at home this season. That should remain the case in this game.

In any case, everything points to a win for the home side. Based on the signs and the differences in quality, our prediction ahead of the match between Manchester City and Brentford is that the hosts will win by more than one goal.

Predicted Manchester City line-up:

Brentford – Statistics & current form

Brentford FC will find it difficult to take anything away from Manchester City. The Bees are not playing their best season, even if there have been the odd good approach. At the weekend, Thomas Frank’s team lost 4-1 despite some good approaches, especially at the start of the game, which highlighted some deficiencies in defense that have been evident throughout the season.

At the moment, Brentford automatically have to look down, the fight against relegation has priority. In terms of quality, however, they have advantages over some other teams, and the atmosphere is also far from a crisis at the moment. These are definitely positive parameters that should also be important in the coming weeks. With 25 points, Brentford are currently in 14th place.

The goal difference could be an advantage for the Bees. At -8, it looks good in this respect, especially in comparison with other teams in the second half of the table. Nevertheless, the three defeats from the last four games are of course not ideal, even if they only came against teams from the top six. Before that, however, there were also some games that didn’t end ideally, including a cup exit

Brentford very clearly behind in the odds

Surprisingly, the Manchester City vs Brentford betting odds clearly show that the bookmakers don’t have much faith in the visitors. Even a draw is very unlikely. The visitors have lost seven of their eleven games away from home so far, scoring “only” 13 goals. A total of 35 goals have been scored, so the discrepancy is obvious.

City will try to be very dominant. Brentford have not shone recently, especially offensively away from home. As a result, our value tip ahead of the Manchester City v Brentford game is that neither team will score in this match. Bookmaker Bwin is currently offering a Bwin voucher for new and existing customers!

Predicted line-up of Brentford:

Manchester City – Brentford head-to-head comparison / H2H record

The two teams have met in 18 matches so far. Manchester City have won ten of these games. However, Bentford have emerged victorious seven times, although many of these encounters took place a long time ago. The first leg went to Manchester City, but: Brentford surprisingly won the last game at the Etihad 2:1!

Manchester City – Brentford betting tip

Manchester City have almost everything in their own hands in this game. The form is better, the individual class significantly higher. And Brentford are weaker away than at home

Based on these parameters, our pre-match prediction for Manchester City v Brentford is that the home side will win the game by more than one goal.

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