Sports Mole previews Monday’s Premier League clash between Brentford and Manchester City, including predictions, team news and possible teams.
Reaching the only Premier League team to do it twice last season, Manchester City go to the Gtech Community Stadium to meet on Monday night and Brentford.
The Citizens beat Burnley 3-1 in midweek, right Thomas FrankThe team was unable to capitalize on an early lead against Tottenham Hotspur, losing 3-2 against their London rivals.
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The Brentford Hotspur Stadium came up short at Alexandra Palace for Brentford’s big game against Tottenham on Wednesday evening, with the final commercial. Neal Maupay it angered both Tottenham players and supporters alike James MaddisonArchery festival after opening 15 minutes.
However, Maupay and Brentford can be given a small area in North London, viz Destiny Udogie, Richarlison and Brennan Johnson it rendered the Frenchman’s efforts futile in the eyes of the gifted Ivan Toney second half consolation with 67 minutes on the board.
Another half hour was not enough for Brentford to find the back of the net for a third time, however, as the hilarious altercation between Maddison and Maupay – which quickly went viral on social media – made more headlines than what happened on the pitch, so far. Ange Postecogloufrustration.
For Thomas Frank and his red and white seed, Spurs’ defeat marked a grim review after their 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest on January 20, and the Bees are still dancing with the devil at the wrong end of the jungle. table, is weak in 15 with a difference of three points in the lowest place.
A fifth of the winter has seen the Bees win just one of their last nine games in all competitions, and since defeating Chelsea at the end of October Frank’s men have kept a clean sheet in every competition, although only Arsenal have kept them. are out of Premier League home games so far in 2023-24.
Although Brentford did not move into a surprise fifth place, Man City’s second-half form continues to grow, with the Premier League leaders and European champions racking up eight wins. Vincent KomaBurnley came to town during the week.
Celebrating her 24th birthday in style, Julian Alvarez he pointed back at the first goal before making a smart run to meet the goal Kevin De Bruyne‘s clever free kick, is a classic Rodri A curler from 20 yards has already done the job Ameen Al-Dakhil he offered something interesting.
As well as their eighth win in all competitions, Burnley’s regular thrashing also represented a fourth successive Premier League title for the holders, who are just between Liverpool and Arsenal for second place in the competition. A titanic Emirates clash on Sunday.
Keeping just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League games is still a bit of a problem Pep Guardiola‘s notebook’s, but the 53-year-old side have now scored at least two goals in their last six matches and are unbeaten in 11 battles on Monday night with Catalonia in charge, winning nine.
However, the Bee’s sting proved too strong for City to defeat last season, with Brentford coming away from the Etihad with a 2-1 victory before a 1-0 win over West London on the final day of the campaign, but Guardiola was not involved. three straight losses against the same opponent in his managerial career.
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The arrival of Brentford’s fifth loan Sergio Reguilon will strengthen the defense of those who play after failing to meet his parent team during the week, but the defenders Aaron Hickey (thigh) and Rico Henry (knee) remain in medical care.
Attacking the two Bryan Mbeumo (ship) is Kevin Damage (groin) will disappear again, right Frank Onyeka (Nigeria) and Yoane warned (DR Congo) has won the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations; Saman Ghoddos He has also made the last four matches of the Asia Cup with Iran.
A familiar XI will no doubt feature Maupay and Toney at the end of Brentford’s attack; The former has found the net in every game for the Bees in 2024 so far, as Toney aims to make it a fifth Premier League game in a row.
In contrast, Man City head coach Guardiola hopes to have all his troops on Monday’s trip to London, as. Manuel Akanji he has now recovered from the knee injury he picked up in early January.
As a result, the visiting coach is faced with a difficult choice in all areas of the field and has an unacceptable call to make the final third between Alvarez and Alvarez. Erling Haalandthe latter came on for the last 20 minutes against Burnley and is now eligible to start again.
Kyle Walker and Ruben Dias it can refresh the back after enjoying a full rest during the week, but Matheus Nunes he made a big difference against Burnley and has done a lot to keep his place in midfield.
Brentford possible start:
stain; Collins, Mee, Pinnock; Roerslev, Janelt, Jensen, Norgaard, Reguilon; Toney, Maupay
Manchester City are expected to start:
Ederson; Walker, Slide, Stones, Ake; Nunes, Rodri; Silver, De Bruyne, Foot; Haaland
We say: Brentford 1-3 Manchester City
Although Brentford can extend their golden scoring streak at the Gtech Community Stadium, the Bees have dropped 23 points from victory in the current competition, more than any other team in the division.
Faced with the challenges of a fully fit Man City side, who have coincidentally won their last three Premier League games despite being on the brink of relegation, the Bees’ woes are set to get worse as the Citizens’ golden race continues.
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