It’s time to say goodbye to the English Premier League, at least until mid-August. The good news for all Premier League betting enthusiasts is that we’re going to do it with a sensational match between the champion and one of the biggest surprises of the season.
Manchester City already won the title, but the Citizens can’t relax because they’ll play the UEFA Champions League final on June 10 and this match will allow them to keep up the rhythm. As for Brentford, the Bees still have a chance of qualifying for the UEFA Conference League.
Brentford: Above Expectations
Before the start of the season, Brentford’s main goal was to avoid relegation. The club already did it, but it wants more. The problem is that it doesn’t depend on itself: Besides having to defeat Manchester City, it needs Aston Villa and Tottenham to lose.
On Saturday, Brentford came from behind to defeat Tottenham 3-1 on the road. Harry Kane scored the opener for the Spurs only eight minutes into the game, but the team had a terrific second half, in which Bryan Mbeumo led the way with a brace and Yoane Wissa sealed the deal.
Brentford has only lost one of its last six matches, 1-0 against Liverpool at Anfield. You can always expect this team to put up a good fight, especially at home, where it’s 9-7-2, scoring in its last 12 home games.
Brentford is offering a +290 price to win straight up.
Manchester City: All In
Manchester City won the title last weekend thanks to Arsenal losing against Nottingham Forest. After that, it defeated Chelsea 1-0, with Julian Alvarez as the scorer. The Citizens won possession with 65% and finished with 15 shots in total, two more than Chelsea.
On Wednesday, City drew 1-1 to Brighton on the road. Once again winning possession with 61%. Despite already having won the title, the Citizens are taking each game toward the UCL final very seriously.
Manchester City is the top-scoring team in the league with 94 goals and owns the best defensive unit, conceding 32 goals in 37 games. Sunday’s match will be a celebration for Erling Haaland, who already won the Golden Boot.
As expected, the Citizens are in control of the Premier League lines with a -125 price. Make sure to keep an eye on our live betting panel because that price could further improve.
Brentford vs Man City Head-to-Head
Here’s another reason for Manchester City to take this match very seriously: Brentford is one of the four teams that defeated it. That’s right, Brentford assaulted Etihad Stadium in November thanks to Ivan Toney, who scored a brace to lead it to a 2-1 victory against all Premier League odds.
Since Brentford returned to the EPL, these two have met three times. City won the other two with a 3-0 aggregate. The total has never gone over three goals, and Sunday’s clash is set at three goals, with the under offering a -120 price in the sportsbook.
Brentford vs Man City Match Information
- Match: Brentford vs Man City
- Date/time: Sunday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford
- Brentford vs Manchester City Stream: fubo.tv
Brentford vs Man City Betting Lines
Brentford vs Man City Picks and Prediction
No matter who gets to play, Manchester City will always be a competitive side. Plus, since the team already won the title, the players will want to prove their worth to be considered for the UCL final. On the other hand, Brentford will go all in right from the start. That’s why my betting online recommendation is to wager on the draw, which offers a better price than a home-side victory.