Man City vs Brentford prediction, odds & betting tips – 20/02/2024

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Man City vs Brentford prediction
Brentford versus Manchester City; Jeremy Doku of Manchester City challenged by Ben Mee and Mikkel Damsgaard of Brentford – Photo by Icon Sport

Here are our Premier League predictions for Tuesday night's clash between Manchester City and Brentford. Pep Guardiola's side dropped points at home to Chelsea at the weekend but will have been relieved to come away with a point in the end. Brentford lost heavily at home to Liverpool and now make the daunting trip to the Etihad to face another of the Premier League's title challengers.

Man City vs Brentford predictions: Man City to return to winning ways?

Man City vs Brentford Predictions
Our pick

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

BTTS

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Man City 3-1 Brentford

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Erling Haaland

Man City only managed a draw at home to Chelsea last time out but are still in the midst of an unbeaten run and should have too much for Brentford to handle. The Bees lost 4-1 in their own backyard to Liverpool at the weekend and will be expecting another tough test on Tuesday night.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Home win on the cards

  • HOME: 1/5 (1.20) – 83.3%
  • DRAW: 33/5 (7.60) – 13.2%
  • AWAY: 15/1 (16.00) – 6.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Manchester City haven't lost any of their last fifteen games in all competitions and are expected to return to winning ways on Tuesday at home to Brentford following that 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Brentford won their last away game against Wolves 2-0 but were then beaten 4-1 by Liverpool in their own backyard.

Last five H2Hs: Brentford have caused City problems in recent seasons

England Premier League 05/02/24

Brentford

Brentford

1
Man City

Man City

3

England Premier League 23/12/23

Man City

Man City

0
Brentford

Brentford

0

England Premier League 28/05/23

Brentford

Brentford

1
Man City

Man City

0

England Premier League 12/11/22

Man City

Man City

1
Brentford

Brentford

2

England Premier League 09/02/22

Man City

Man City

2
Brentford

Brentford

0

Man City ran out 3-1 winners earlier this month in the reverse fixture between these two clubs, and have won three of their last five league meetings with the Bees. Brentford have picked up four wins from their last seven encounters with Man City but two of those arrived in 1937.

Team news and form guide

Man City: Unbeaten run set to continue

Josko Gvardiol, Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Gomez could all miss out on Tuesday due to injury.

Predicted lineup: Ederson (GK), Walker, Aké, Dias, Akanji, De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden, Haaland, Doku & Álvarez

England Premier League 24/02/24

W

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0

Man City

Man City

1

England Premier League 20/02/24

W

Brentford

Brentford

0

Man City

Man City

1

England Championship 20/02/24

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Man Utd

Man Utd

1

Man City

Man City

0

Others 20/02/24

D

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

Man City

Man City

0

Others 19/02/24

W

Chelsea

Chelsea

0

Man City

Man City

2

Brentford: Lost heavily at the weekend

The Bees could be without several first-team players for the trip to the Etihad as Rico Henry, Ethan Pinnock, Bryan Mbeumo, Aaron Hickey, Kevin Schade and Joshua Dasilva all have injuries.

Predicted lineup: Flekken (GK), Mee, Ajer, Reguilón, Roerslev, Collins, Nørgaard, Jensen, Janelt, Maupay & Toney

England Premier League 26/02/24

L

West Ham

West Ham

4

Brentford

Brentford

2

England Premier League 20/02/24

L

Man City

Man City

1

Brentford

Brentford

0

England Premier League 17/02/24

L

Liverpool

Liverpool

4

Brentford

Brentford

1

England Premier League 10/02/24

W

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

0

Brentford

Brentford

2

England Premier League 05/02/24

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Man City

Man City

3

Brentford

Brentford

1

Our free expert picks: City back to beat Brentford with ease

Man City are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 83.3%, and it's hard to see this game ending in anything but a home win. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

You can back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game at 2/1 (3.00) but the probability is only 33.3%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 2/5 (1.40) which has a probability of 71.4%.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have found the back of the net in four of Man City's last five outings in all competitions.
  • Five of Brentford's last six matches have ended with both teams scoring.

Other tips

Man City 3-1 Brentford

  • Man City have won three of their last five matches by the same 3-1 scoreline, including away at Brentford earlier this month.
  • Brentford have conceded at least three goals in four of their last six matches but have scored in each of their last six outings.

Erling Haaland to Score

  • Erling Haaland top scores for Man City this season with 16 Premier League goals and is recently back from injury.
  • Haaland scored both goals in Man City's 2-0 win at home to Everton before the 1-1 draw with Chelsea at the weekend.
Phil Foden player to watch
Premier League Football, Brentford versus Manchester City; Phil Foden of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his sides 3rd goal in the 70th minute to make it 1-3 and a hat trick – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Phil Foden

Phil Foden has shined for Manchester City this season, especially when they most needed him during Kevin De Bruyne's long injury layoff. The England international has scored eight goals and provided seven assists in the Premier League so far this season, making him the club's key playmaker and their joint-second top scorer.

City's best player so far this season

While Foden has been a quality player for a number of seasons already, this feels like it might be his best yet and we fully expect the 23-year-old to surpass his 11-goal total of last season, the best so far in the league since he made his breakthrough in the 2018/19 campaign.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.