Date and Time: 30th December 2021 @1:45 AM IST
Venue: Brentford Community Stadium
Brentford vs Manchester City where to watch?
India: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Brentford vs Manchester City Team News:
With Bryan Mbeumo out with a tight calf after only 41 minutes against Brighton, Brentford has lost several key players, including Zanka, Kristoffer Ajer, Josh Dasilva, Rico Henry, Charlie Goode, and David Raya. Frank’s midfield options have also been reduced as a result of the absences of Vitaly Janelt (COVID-19) and Christian Norgaard (suspended), with Frank Onyeka hoping to gain a return in this match.
In the event of Mbeumo’s anticipated absence, Yoane Wissa will most likely partner Ivan Toney up top, with Dominic Thompson set to remain on the left-hand side for the time being.
When it comes to City, Kyle Walker and Rodri were both ruled out of the match against Leicester, and Pep Guardiola may want to spare the duo for the match against Arsenal on New Year’s Day, who is currently in fine form. John Stones and Ferran Torres were both unable to play on Boxing Day owing to injury, but the Spaniard has finalized a deal to Barcelona regardless of the outcome.
Phil Foden and Jack Grealish will both be hoping to return to the first XI after being dropped due to their off-field conduct, with Pep Guardiola also contemplating a recall for Gabriel Jesus despite the hectic schedule.
Brentford vs Manchester City probable Playing XI:
Brentford possible starting lineup:
Fernandez; Pinnock, Sorensen, Jansson; Canos, Onyeka, Baptiste, Jensen, Thompson; Wissa, Ivan Toney
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Nathan Ake, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne; Jesus, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish
Brentford vs Manchester City Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Brentford win (17.00)
Manchester City win (1.16)
The One-Liner Explainer:
Guardiola and City may have one eye on the next battle with Arsenal, but that should not detract from their chances of securing a straightforward victory against an unconvincing Brentford squad on Saturday.
Even though the Bees have performed well against the major clubs on their own turf, City should be able to secure their tenth consecutive Premier League victory spectacularly.