Monday Night Football tends to deliver the goods and for the first time this season, champions Manchester City find themselves under the Monday night lights. They travel to Brentford, a side on the up thanks to the return of striker Ivan Toney and this is a game that is creating plenty of traction with punters at EPL betting apps.
The Bees will be looking to push City all the way here but Pep Guardiola’s men always come good during the second half of the season.
Brentford vs Manchester City Best Odds
The Gtech Community Stadium will be rocking for the arrival of the champions, who have work to do in defence of their title.
|Brentford – 7/1 (+700)
|Draw – 17/4 (+425)
|Manchester City – 2/5 (-250)
|Over – 3/5 (-167)
|Under – 6/4 (+150)
|Yes – 13/15 (-115)
|No – 21/20 (+105)
Brentford vs Manchester City Analysis
Having beaten them home and away last season, Brentford will be up for this challenge against Manchester City and it is a game that is piquing the interest of all punters and EPL betting sites.
Having established themselves as a Premier League side over the past few seasons, Brentford endured a rough first half to the campaign by their own high standards.
Injuries to key men such as Rico Henry and Bryan Mbeumo, as well as the absence of Ivan Toney certainly checked their progress somewhat. However, the Bees look to be somewhere near back to their best and all punters and Premier League betting sites know that the Gtech Community Stadium is a tough assignment for any away side.
Team news: Yoane Wissa remains away on AFCON duty, whilst the aforementioned Rico Henry and Bryan Mbuemo join Aaron Hickey on the sidelines.
Brentford Predicted Lineup:
Mark Flekken, Ethan Pinnock, Mathias Jorgensen, Mads Roerslev, Ben Mee, Nathan Collins, Frank Onyeka, Vitaly Janelt, Christian Norgaard, Neal Maupay & Ivan Toney.
Having won the Premier League title in each of the last three seasons, Manchester City remain the side to beat in English football.
Some indifferent results in the first half of the campaign were without key men such as Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland but both men are now back and ready to assist City’s cause.
With the Champions League and FA Cup to manage too, City could be on the verge of yet another all-conquering campaign under Pep Guardiola but games such as this define seasons.
Team news: For the first time this season, Manchester City have a full bill of health within their squad.
Manchester City Predicted Lineup:
Ederson, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Ake, Rodri, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Jeremy Doku & Julian Alvarez.
Brentford vs Manchester City Stats and Trends
- The spoils have been shared between Brentford and Manchester City in recent times, with the Bees winning twice and City twice in the Premier League era.
- Brentford did the league double over Manchester City last season.
- Manchester City did the same to the Bees in the 2021/22 EPL campaign.
- The sides meet again later in February at the Etihad Stadium.
Brentford vs Manchester City Prediction
With Arsenal and Liverpool playing earlier in the game week, Manchester City know that they need a result here in West London. Brentford however, have a strong game plan against City and whilst the blues will have plenty of the ball, Ivan Toney and co can cause them problems, meaning that this one could spill into an entertaining draw at the Gtech Community Stadium.
Prediction: The match to finish as a draw – 17/4 (+425) – Rhino Bet.
Brentford vs Manchester City – The Ultimate Bet
Over 3.5 goals in the game – 6/4 (+150) – Fitzdares
Monday Night Football always brings a sense of drama and Brentford will be up for spoiling the party if possible here against Manchester City.
Beating the champions would be a tall order but goals look guaranteed and both sides will believe that attack is the best form of defence in this one.