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Manchester City vs Brentford Predictions

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  • Etihad Stadium
Manchester City
Brentford
  • BT Sport 2
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Manchester City and Both Teams To Score

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Manchester City 4-1

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Aymeric Laporte To Score Anytime

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Tip Reasoning

  • Brentford have lost their last five games but have only failed to score in one of those defeats.
  • City have won nine of their last 10 games, with one draw, but have just one clean sheet in their last five.
  • City have scored four or more goals in four of their last eight games and exactly four in three of those.
  • Aymeric Laporte has two goals in his last five appearances.

Bad time for Bees to visit City

Brentford are in the midst of a rough patch and now face the daunting prospect of a trip to runaway leaders Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The Bees have lost their last four Premier League games and their last five across all competitions, including a demoralising 4-1 reverse at Everton in the FA Cup at the weekend.

City saw an eight match winning run ended at Southampton as they were held to a 1-1 draw in their last league fixture but responded by thrashing Fulham 4-1 in their cup game.

The hosts are the heavy favourites to win this match and at a bigger price a City win with both teams scoring stands out.

Clean sheets becoming an issue for City

City have won four of their last five games but they’ve only managed one clean sheet during that run, while Brentford have only failed to score in one of their last seven and both teams have scored in four of their last five defeats.

The hosts did win 1-0 at Brentford in the reverse fixture but the Bees did manage to create a few chances, and as City have a Champions League last-16 tie on the horizon there is a chance boss Pep Guardiola could rotate for this game and that may allow the visitors a few opportunities to at least get on the scoresheet.

Comfortable night for Guardiola’s side

I may be expecting Brentford to get on the scoresheet, but ultimately I feel a convincing home win should be expected and a 4-1 win for City appeals in the correct score market.

Guardiola’s men have scored four or more goals in four of their last eight games and exactly four in three of those, while the Bees have conceded 16 across their last five.

There are a few contenders for an anytime goal but at a big price City defender Aymeric Laporte looks worth a mention. The 27-year-old saw a goal chalked off for offside in the reverse fixture and has been in good form in front of goal recently with two goals in his last five games. Brentford have conceded 18% of their goals from set pieces, and as such one of City’s centre-halves may be able to get on the scoresheet on Wednesday and Laporte looks the best option.

Man City predicted lineup: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Grealish, Foden, Sterling

Brentford predicted lineup: Raya, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Norgaard, Onyeka, Jensen, Henry; Toney, Mbeumo


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  • No team has enjoyed more Premier League victories with over 3.5 goals than Manchester City have this season

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