Brentford v Man City last five H2Hs: Why 1-0 is the most likely scoreline on Monday night

Brentford will take on Man City at the Gtech Community Stadium on Monday, 5 February in a match that will have ramifications at both ends of the Premier League table. The Blues can go within two points of Liverpool at the top of the league with a win while the Bees will move six points clear of the relegation zone if they come out on top.

The Brentford v Man City last five H2Hs suggest that we could be in for a shock on Monday night as last season, Thomas Frank demonstrated just how well he can set up a team to face the Champions.

Brentford v Man City last five H2Hs
Brentford v Man City rarely finishes in a draw – Photo by Icon sport

Brentford v Man City H2H record

Brentford and Man City have rarely been in the same division as one another over the years which means they have only met on 17 previous occasions. They first met in 1932 in an FA Cup tie which City won 6-1 – a scoreline which remains their largest against the Bees.

  • Brentford Wins: 7
  • Draws: 1
  • Man City Wins: 9

Incredibly, there has only ever been one draw in 17 matches which bodes well for those wanting an exciting match on Monday night. The one time the two teams did play out a draw it did finish goalless in a match played in 1936 – that season, Brentford finished 5th and City finished 9th.

Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney scored twice against Man City last season – Photo by Icon Sport

Brentford v Man City last five H2Hs

Brentford 0-1 Man City – 25th January 1997

The last time Brentford and Man City met in the FA Cup was in 1997 in the third round. This was a long time before Man City became the powerhouse they are today but they were still one league above Brentford so they were expected to come out on top. The Blues won the game thanks to a second-half strike from Nicky Summerbee but were knocked out in the fifth round by Middlesbrough.

Brentford 0-1 Man City – 29th December 2021

It was 24 years until the two teams met again, this time in the Premier League following Brentford's promotion to the English top flight. Man City came into the match as champions so were the ultimate test for a newly promoted team but Brentford gave a good account of themselves on the whole despite conceding after just 17 minutes.

Man City 2-0 Brentford– 9th February 2022

Six weeks later, Brentford played their first-ever match at the Etihad Stadium and things didn't go terribly for the Bees. City were on the march to a second consecutive Premier League title but they needed a Riyad Mahrez penalty to get them on their way here. Despite some pressure from the Bees in the second half, City made sure of the victory through Kevin de Bruyne in the 70th minute.

Man City 1-2 Brentford – 12th November 2022

Brentford recorded their first win over Man City in 33 years and their first-ever win at the Etihad Stadium in November 2022. It was the final match before the Premier League took a break for the 2022 World Cup and Brentford were electric and well worth their win. Ivan Toney opened the scoring after 16 minutes before Foden levelled things up before the break. Then, after an end-to-end second half, Toney scored again in second-half stoppage time to earn the Bees a famous victory.

Brentford 1-0 Man City – 29th May 2023

The most recent Brentford v Man City H2H took place on the final day of the 2022/23 season. City had already wrapped up the league title and had already turned their attention to the looming FA Cup and Champions League finals. They rested several key players for the trip to West London which allowed Brentford to complete the league double over them. The only goal of the game came through Ethan Pinnock in the 85th minute.

Brentford v Man City H2H
Brentford gave Man City a guard of honour as champions last time they played – Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Kevin de Bruyne

There is no doubt that Man City have looked a far better team since Kevin de Bruyne returned from injury in January. The Blues have won four out of four since the Belgian returned against Huddersfield in the FA Cup, so he is a certainty to start the match on Monday night. To make matters worse for Brentford, his partner in crime, Erling Haaland is also set to return to the starting lineup on Monday night.

Last season, De Bruyne provided Haaland with 13 assists as City enjoyed a memorable and magical campaign. With the duo now fit and ready to go, could they end up winning it all again?

Kevin de Bruyne
Kevin de Bruyne's return to fitness has made City favourites for the title – Photo by Icon Sport

Key trend

Looking at the Brentford v Man City last five H2Hs, there have been a lot of close games determined by just one goal. In fact, the last three Brentford v Man City H2Hs played at the Gtech Community Stadium have finished 1-0. You can get odds of 20/1 on Brentford to win 1-0 on Monday night and 15/2 on Man City winning 1-0.

For more tips and predictions, check out our in-depth Brentford vs Man City prediction.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.