Teams Form Means Manchester City Cannot Slipup Against Brentford

    Manchester City vs Brentford - 20/02/2024

    Teams Form Means Manchester City Cannot Slipup Against Brentford
    20/02/24 3838

    We have two additional Premier League fixtures this weekend and predictive analysis suggests it could be a good week for the teams at the top of the table.

    The match between Manchester City and Brentford will be played on the 20th of February at the Etihad Stadium. The hosts begin this game in 3rd place on 53 points while the visitors are in 14th place on 25 points.

    Manchester City come into the match having suffered a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against Chelsea in the Premier League on the weekend. It was Chelsea who opened the scoring on the break in the 42nd minute and they led 1-0 at half time.

    Chelsea’s tight defence made it difficult for Manchester City in the second half but they did score in the 83rd minute to take a point.

    The draw with Chelsea means Manchester City are undefeated in their 15 most recent fixtures in all competitions. They have won 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions, with recent wins coming against Burnley and Everton at home plus Brentford away in the Premier League and FC Copenhagen away in the Champions League.

    The stats show Manchester City are undefeated in their last 23 home Premier League games. There are always goals when they play at home and Manchester City have seen both teams scoring in 7 of their 9 most recent home Premier League matches.

    Brentford travel north to the Etihad Stadium on the back of a 4-1 defeat at home against Liverpool in the Premier League on the weekend. Liverpool scored the opening goal in the 35th minute to lead 1-0 at half time.

    The visitors doubled their advantage in the 55th minute and scored their third goal 13 minutes later. Brentford pulled one back in the 75th minute but there was time for another Liverpool goal in the 86th minute.

    The defeat against Liverpool means Brentford have won only 2 of their 12 most recent fixtures in all competitions. There have been defeats against Brighton, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, and Tottenham Hotspur away plus Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Manchester City at home in the Premier League. Brentford also lost at Wolves in an FA Cup replay.

    Trends show Brentford have lost 5 of their last 6 away Premier League encounters. They struggle defensively but have scored in 4 of their last 5 league games on the road.

    Team news and Manchester City are without the injured trio of Jack Grealish, Josko Gvardiol, and Zack Steffen.

    Brentford make the trip without injured midfielder Joshua Da Silva. Aaron Hickey, Bryan Mbeumo, and Kevin Schade are fitness doubts.

    Manchester City know they cannot afford to drop more points in their pursuit of Liverpool at the top of the table. Brentford’s overall form is poor and analysis shows this could be a comfortable win for the hosts.

    We expect to see Manchester City come out on top, scoring at least 3 goals in the process.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Pred
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Coef.
    Score
    Live
    coef.
    EPL
    631621
    13-0
    3 - 0
    2.79
    11°
    1.18
    1.18 7.00 15.00 no no no
    FT
    1 - 0(0 - 0)
    -
    - - -

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