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Brentford vs Man City: Another fast start for leaders

Kick-off: 2015, 29/12/2021

Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium

TV: Amazon Prime

Brentford haven’t been afraid of taking on the Premier League big boys on home turf but may find Manchester City too hot to handle.

The champions have rattled off nine consecutive victories in this competition and are simply scoring goals for fun in most of their matches.

Early strikes have become the norm for the Blues and 3.3 they lead after 15:00 minutes is our first Brentford vs Man City prediction.

Pep Guardiola’s men would have landed that bet in each of their last three matches.

Brentford’s Betting Odds

Brentford began their maiden Premier League campaign by beating Arsenal at this venue and also drew 3-3 with Liverpool here early on.

The Bees have predictably started to find life tougher in the top flight now the element of surprise has gone, though.

Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Brighton was a sixth loss in 10 league games and they have slipped down to 13th in the table.

To be fair, Brentford did improve in the second half at Amex Stadium, forcing Robert Sanchez to make two smart saves and there was a fine goal-line clearance from Marc Cucurella.

However, Thomas Frank guardedly commented: “In the second half, we showed more without being fantastic.”

The Bees are likely to be starved of possession and attacking opportunities here, so Brentford vs Man City odds.

Last Brentford line-up: Fernandez, Thompson, Pinnock, Jansson, Bech Sorensen, Norgaard, Jensen, Mbeumo, Baptiste, Canos, Toney.

Manchester City’s Betting Odds

Guardiola admitted City were given a fright by Leicester before ultimately recording a “rollercoaster” 6-3 success.

The Blues raced into a 4-0 lead with goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan in open play and penalties by Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling.

Leicester hit back after the break with a trio of strikes but Aymeric Laporte eased any nerves and Sterling wrapped up the scoring with his second.

“It’s another victory, so important to continue our run, but it was weird,” declared Guardiola.

“Even at 4-0 in the first half, every time they had the ball they arrived in the final third and created chances.”

Sterling added: “We are disappointed to concede those goals but we kept the focus, kept trying to play and got the result we needed in the end.”

However, it should be noted that City had previously kept three straight clean sheets and we’re expecting normal service to be resumed.

Guardiola may just freshen up his starting line-up with one eye on Saturday’s trip to Arsenal, so it would be no surprise to see Phil Foden come in.

He appeals at 5.5 to break the deadlock in our Brentford vs Man City betting tips.

Last City line-up: Ederson, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling, Mahrez.

Additional stats

Player statistic

1st half
    16' Goal Phil Foden
(Assist: Kevin De Bruyne)

Match statistic

24
Possession
76
6
Total shots
12
2
Shots on target
3
2
Shots off target
5
2
Blocked shots
4
3
Corners
5
0
Offsides
3
12
Fouls
10

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