Manchester City owns a 10-2-1 record, enough to sit in second place. As for Brentford, they’re 3-7-4, enough for eleventh place. A victory could boost the Citizens to the top spot, but they would also need Arsenal to lose against Wolverhampton. On the other hand, a win could boost the Bees to the top 10.
As expected, the Citizens dominate the Las Vegas odds, but the Bees have some extra motivation, getting their first victory on the road.
Manchester City: Perfect at Home
Despite not being first, there are two things in which Manchester City is the best in the EPL: First, they’re the top-scoring team with 39 goals, eight more than Arsenal, the team sitting in first place. Second, they own a 7-0-0 record when playing at home, finishing with a clean sheet in three of those games.
Most recently, they played host to Chelsea for the third round of the EFL Cup and won 2-0. Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez were the scorers. Several usual starters didn’t play, including Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, and Ederson Moraes.
Regarding the EPL, their last match was also at home. They defeated Fulham 2-1. I hope you followed our previous betting online advice of including a Manchester City win and Both Teams to Score in your ticket. Alvarez and Haaland were the scorers, while Joao Cancelo was sent off, meaning he won’t be able to play on Saturday.
Haaland, who sadly won’t be at the World Cup, is having an incredible season. He leads the EPL scoring chart with 18 goals, seven more than Harry Kane, who comes second. To give you an even better idea of how incredible that is, Haaland alone has scored more goals than Chelsea in total.
Brentford: Determined to Bounce Back
Regarding the EPL, Brentford has lost only one of their last five games. Most recently, they visited Nottingham Forest and drew 2-2. Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa were the scorers for the Bees.
Why are they determined to bounce back, then? Because midweek they were eliminated from the EFL Cup by Gillingham, a club from the Football League. The Bees won possession with 81 percent and took seven shots on target, six more than the visitors, but they weren’t effective in front of goal. The game ended 1-1, and Gillingham won the penalty shootout 6-5.
Back into the EPL, the Bees are 0-4-3 when playing away from home. In other words, they’ve nothing to lose and much to win. Similar situation for all soccer betting enthusiasts as they’re offering a +1700 price.
He’s not Haaland, but Ivan Tooney is also having a great season. He’s the team’s top scorer with eight goals. Needless to say, he’s also the main reason for you to consider including the visitors in your ticket.
Man City vs Brentford Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 15
- Manchester City Victories: 9 (31 goals)
- Brentford Victories: 5 (17 goals)
- Draws: 1
Last season, Manchester City defeated Brentford twice, but the Bees put up a good fight in both meetings. The first leg, at Brentford Community Stadium, finished 1-0 with Phil Foden as the scorer. The second leg, at Etihad Stadium, finished 2-0, with Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne as the scorers.
The Bees have beaten the Citizens on the road once. It was in the 1937-38 season, and the match ended 2-0.
Man City vs Brentford Match Information
- Game: Manchester City vs Brentford
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 12th
- Time: 7:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
- Manchester City vs Brentford Live stream: fubo.tv
Man City vs Brentford Betting Lines
Man City vs Brentford Picks & Prediction
Forget about an upset, but I know Manchester City’s price is a bit high, so hear me out. Besides winning all their home games to date, the Citizens have scored three or more goals in six of those seven games. Therefore, my soccer prediction is that the Citizens will score more than 2½ goals, which offers a -165 price.
Score Prediction: Manchester City 3, Brentford 1
Manchester City are listed at -700 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Manchester City, you have a chance to win $14. Brentford are +1700, offering a chance to win $1700 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Manchester City an 87.50% chance to win, with Brentford at 5.56%.