Kick-off: 1230, 12/11/2022
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Manchester City have been magnificent on home turf this term and should brush aside Brentford in Saturday’s lunchtime Premier League clash.
The Bees have not won any of their seven top-flight away games, although it should be noted that they have scored in five of them.
That nudges us towards 31/20 for the hosts to prevail and both teams to score for our first Man City vs Brentford prediction.
Manchester City Odds
City have secured seven straight victories at Etihad Stadium in this competition, netting 29 times and conceding seven goals.
They have also won three Champions League matches here and Wednesday’s 2-0 EFL Cup triumph over Chelsea extended the perfect home record.
That was a good result for us, as we were on the Blues to oblige by exactly two goals in our match preview, as well as Riyad Mahrez to score in victory.
Pep Guardiola said: “Knowing the opponent and the quality they have, I am more than pleased. I am happy for all the performances of the players.”
City’s most prolific period in the league at this venue has been in the build-up to half-time, leading 8-0 in the final third of the opening period.
Looking at the 21/20 to score between 30:01 and the interval.
Last Man City EPL line-up: Ederson, Stones, Ake, Cancelo, Akanji, Gundogan, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Alvarez.
Brentford were left frustrated when going out of the EFL Cup on penalties at the hands of League Two Gillingham.
Ivan Toney’s early goal put the Bees ahead but Gillingham hit back through a 73rd-minute header from substitute Mikael Mandron.
And after 11 successful spot-kicks, Brentford midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard crashed his penalty against the crossbar to send the underdogs through.
“I don’t think you could doubt that I wanted to win with the team I put out,” commented head coach Thomas Frank.
“But Gillingham did their job very well, they took their chance and they were spotless in the penalty shoot-out.
“It is very frustrating. We wanted to go far in the competition. But this is cup football and why we love cup football.”
Brentford could have done with a boost, as they have gone four Premier League games without a win, albeit drawing three of those fixtures.
Their seven away matches in this competition have produced 25 goals, with only Leicester and Bournemouth being involved in higher-scoring road trips.
However, with just eight of those strikes coming for the Bees, they are expected to be on the wrong side of another big tally here.
Let’s add 12/1 for a 4-1 home win to our Man City vs Brentford betting tips.
Last Brentford EPL line-up: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Mee, Roerslev, Jensen, Dasilva, Wissa, Janelt, Mbeumo, Lewis-Potter.
|16'||Ivan Toney |
(Assist: Ben Mee)
(Assist: Manuel Akanji)
|90+8'||Ivan Toney |
(Assist: Josh Dasilva)
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