The Game-week 24 of the Premier League will feature Manchester City taking on Brentford on Thursday, 9th February at 1:15 AM IST. The fixture will take place at the Etihad Stadium and hence, will be an away game for the Bees.
Man City are currently sitting on top of the PL table with 57 points, nine points clear of second-placed Liverpool. The Cityzens are in tremendous form, having defeated Fulham 4-1 in their FA Cup clash on Saturday. With all his players back in the squad, Pep Guardiola will be more than eager to play his ‘Pep Roulette’
Manchester City Premier League form: W W W W D
On the other hand, Brentford are sitting 14th in the league with 23 points and are coming from a 1-4 defeat against Everton in the FA Cup. Their recent form has been severely poor compared to the start of the season. Hence, they are sure to struggle against the current champions.
Brentford Premier League form: W L L L L
Manchester City vs Brentford: The Cityzens’ team news and injury updates:
Man City will be without Cole Palmer and Gabriel Jesus, with the latter given rest after his international duties for Brazil.
Ederson will be replacing Zack Steffen in between the sticks. Having featured against Fulham, Riyad Mahrez is likely to take a spot in the starting 11.
Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte will form the back wall, with Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling set to return in the 11.
Manchester City Predicted Lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling
Manchester City vs Brentford: The Bees’ team news and injury updates:
Thomas Frank will be without Mathias Jorgensen, Tarique Fosu and Julian Jeanvier. Duo Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa were tested positive for Covid-19 before the Everton clash, but will likely recover in time for the City game.
Having made his return to the PL, the fixture will come too soon for Christian Eriksen. On the contrary, David Raya’s return will be a positive light, with Ethan Pinnock returning from international duty. Frank Onyeka and Shandon Baptiste will also be in contention to return to the starting-11.
Brentford Predicted Lineup:
Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Norgaard, Onyeka, Jensen, Henry; Toney, Mbeumo
Our score predictions: Manchester City 3-0 Brentford
An inform and completely fit City will be too much to handle for the Bees. Thomas Frank’s men will be on their toes throughout the game but Man City’s firepower will still be unstoppable. Brentford will have scoring chances from counters and set pieces only.
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