Predictions for Manchester City - Brentford
Here I decided to offer you a combined soccer prediction, including 4 different bets.
Which makes her somewhat risky. But each of these components seems logical, and some of them are complementary.
Such as whether Erling Haaland will score at least two goals .
He's already done it a few times this season. And he proved that he knows how to score on English pitches as well.
And his recent injury has certainly given him a hunger to play. So he'll be out with a bang today.
This will be part of the scoring that I expect Manchester City to do in this match.
Because the Citizens are a real goal machine at their Etihad. Scoring in both halves on most occasions.
Also, in 12 of Man City's last 16 home games (all wins) there have been at least 4 goals and not infrequently more.
Meanwhile, in Brentford's previous 3 visits to the Premier League, there were 4 or more goals scored :
- 1-5 v Newcastle
- 0-4 against Aston Villa
- 2-2 v Nottingham
Manchester City are on a 16-match home winning streak
Fulham cemented the impression of a tough team last weekend.
The Premier League newcomers then tormented champions Manchester City to the limit at their Etihad home.
Citizens manager Pep Guardiola's nerves were frayed.
And he started Norwegian ace Erling Haaland, who had not fully recovered from injury, as a substitute midway through the second half.
This risky move by the Spaniard turned out to be profitable.
Because it was Haaland who brought victory for his side with a penalty goal in stoppage time.
Although Man City played with a man less almost the entire game after Cancelo received a straight red card as early as the 26th minute.
The 3 points won from this match left Man City in close proximity to the leaders Arsenal.
It was the 16th consecutive home win for Guradiola's side in all competitions.
Brentford are winless away from home in the league (0-4-3)
Brentford are far from their best days. They have won just once in the Premier League since the start of September until now.
This long negative streak has taken them to the bottom half of the table.
Although still ahead of the relegation zone.
But that could change as soon as this weekend, given the looming loss in today's game.
And probably some of the teams that are below them in the ranking will still take points.
Meanwhile, the Bees delivered another disappointment to their fans earlier this week.
When they crashed out of the League Cup in the 3rd round at the expense of lowly Gillingham.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Ederson; Stones, Akanji, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodry, Gundogan; Bernardo, Haaland, Foden
Lineup: Paradise; Jorgensen, Mee, Pinnock; Rørslev, Jensen, Norgaard, Dasilva, Henry; Mbeumo, Tony
Injured: Jansson, Hickey, Strakosha, Ayer, Goode, Janelt, Baptiste
Ranking and Form in the Premier League
|2. Manchester City||13||10||2||1||39:12||32||WWWLW|
|5. Manchester Utd||13||7||2||4||18:19||23||LWDWD|
|10. Crystal Palace||13||5||4||4||15:17||19||WWLWD|
|13. Aston Villa||14||4||3||7||14:21||15||WLWLL|
|15. West Ham||14||4||2||8||12:15||14||LLWLD|