Manchester City v Brentford – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

Manchester City host Brentford as the Citizens seek to show their title hopes are still on track after Saturday’s hiccup against Chelsea, writes LEWIS WILLIAMS.

Manchester City’s ‘New Year run’ was brought back down to Earth by Pochettino’s Chelsea who looked to keep the lid on Pep’s men all game but just spilled the ball near the edge of the box to Rodri in the 83rd minute which could only end one way.


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FEB 2024 PREMIER LEAGUE Brentford 1-3 Manchester City
MAY 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Brentford 1-0 Man City
NOV 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Man City 1-2 Brentford
FEB 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Man City 2-0 Brentford
DEC 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Brentford 0-1 Man City

Both teams missed chances, but specifically, Haaland uncharacteristically threw away countless opportunities to bury Chelsea, and with slightly different outcomes it could’ve been a repeat of the 4-4 scoreline from their last meeting.

After Saturday’s performance, City have eased slightly to a Premier League outright price of 10/11 with which is the biggest they’ve been so far this year and although they are 4 points behind Liverpool, they have a game in hand and you’d think it’s a matter of time before the Citizens at least overcome Arsenal. Their trip to Anfield on March 10th could end up being pivotal for the title race.


Brentford travel to Manchester after a string of bad results that puts them 19th place in the table based on the last 10 matches with just six points. In that same form time, Brentford have also conceded the most goals out of anyone in the league.

Despite that awful form, the eye test doesn’t necessarily tell you Brentford belong in such a dire spot. They seem to have their chances every game and the inevitable Ivan Toney has banged in 4 goals in 5 games and similarly, Maupay is flying with 3 in the same timeframe.

Their Expected Goal average of 1.54 in their last 5 Premier League games tells you they are a team who have their fair share of chances and can never be written off. That tally is more impressive when you consider opponents included in that average include the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham.

I do believe it’s a matter of time before Brentford build up a nice string of results to solidify more of a mid-table spot but with upcoming fixtures of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United, that good patch will likely have to be kept on hold for now.

When these two last met Brentford came out of the gates flying with an early goal and played very creditably in their 1-3 defeat at home. Being involved with early goals is part of an overall trend with the Bees as they’ve been involved with 18 first half goals in their last 10 games in all competitions. Manchester City have a similar number with 15 which will only be boosted by Halaand’s recent return. I’m backing over 1.5 first half goals at 10/11 with

BACK Over 1.5 First Half Goals 3pts at 10/11(⭐



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Author: Eugene Morris