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Date: 20 February 2024
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK 20:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Man City vs Brentford: Top free betting tips
Man City will take on Brentford at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, 20 February in the Premier League. The match was postponed in December due to City's involvement in the World Club Cup so will effectively act as their game in hand. Can Brentford put another dent into the Blues' title hopes or will Guardiola's men bounce back from Saturday's disappointing draw with Chelsea? Check out our full Man City vs Brentford prediction below.
Match handicap prediction: Man City -1
Man City went into the match against Chelsea at the weekend on an eleven-match winning streak with nine of those wins coming by a margin of two or more goals. We believe that the draw at the weekend was nothing more than a blip, especially as they did enough to win the match in the second half. Brentford will perhaps be on the receiving end of a drubbing on Tuesday night with Guardiola's side keen to send a message to Arsenal and Liverpool that they aren't done yet.
BTTS prediction: Yes
Man City looked very vulnerable to the counterattack on Saturday against Chelsea, an area in which Brentford usually thrive. Brentford created several good chances against Liverpool on Saturday with the 4-1 scoreline perhaps flattering the Reds. Brentford's results have been worrying for some time now but they have still managed to score at least one goal in their last ten matches, including one against Man City just a couple of weeks ago.
Correct score prediction: Man City 3-1 Brentford
Brentford have already proven that they are capable of causing Man City problems – they were the only team in the world to beat them at the Etihad Stadium last season. We can't see a repeat result here, though, especially as City know more dropped points would do serious damage to their hopes of winning four league titles in a row.
Man City vs Brentford team news
Man City predicted lineup vs Brentford
Despite Pep Guardiola saying that Bernardo Silva had suffered a bad injury in training ahead of the Chelsea match, the Portuguese midfielder was still fit enough to come off the bench and he is expected to start the match on Tuesday night. Guardiola's only two confirmed injury absentees will be Jack Grealish and Josko Gvardiol but he will likely make changes to the lineup that faced Chelsea at the weekend after a poor first half.
Ederson – Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake – Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne – Doku, Haaland, Foden
Brentford predicted lineup vs Man City
Thomas Frank will hope that Frank Onyeka and Yoane Wissa are ready to start the game on Tuesday after the pair marked their returns from AFCON 2023 on Sunday by starting on the bench. If Wissa does start, then Thomas Frank could be forced into a change of formation to allow Neil Maupay to keep his place in the team. On the injury front, Frank will be without Ethan Pinnock, Rico Henry, Josh Dasilva, Kevin Schade, Aaron Hickey and Bryan Mbuemo for the trip to Manchester.
Flekken – Lewis-Potter, Collins, Mee, Reguliton – Onyeka, Jensen, Norgaard – Wissa, Toney, Maupay
Man City vs Brentford: What the fans think
City fans worried about Brentford's response
Watch Brentford play like prime Barca on Tuesday after playing like the Dog & Duck against Liverpool today. #CTID
— Colin Harwood (@ColinNHarwood) February 17, 2024
Brentford fans are fearing the worst
If Pinnock isn't fit for Tuesday, I reckon Man City 10-1 Brentford is on the cards after everything we've seen today#FPL
— FPL Chancer (Dan) 🇨🇽 (@fplchancer) February 17, 2024
How far will Brentford fans travel to Manchester?
Brentford fans face a long trip up north on Tuesday night to see their team play Man City at the Etihad Stadium. The distance between Brentford and Manchester is around 200 miles and it will take the travelling bees around three and a half hours via car or coach. By train, Brentford fans will need to make their way across London to London Euston before getting a direct train to Manchester Piccadilly. From there, they can get the Manchester Metrolink to the stadium
Man City vs Brentford: Tickets
Man City still have some tickets on sale for the match against Brentford on Tuesday night and they are selling them for as little as £25. They also have a number of hospitality packages available if you want to enjoy the match in style. Brentford were given an allocation of 3,065 tickets and there are also still selling these to Brentford season ticket holders and members.
FAQs: Man City vs Brentford
Who is the referee? Darren England is the referee for Man City vs Brentford.
Who is the Man City manager? Pep Guardiola is the Man City manager.
Where is the match being played? Man City vs Brentford will be played at the Etihad Stadium.