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Brentford vs Manchester City

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium: Gtech Community Stadium

Date: 5th Febuary 2024

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Manchester City will continue their quest for their fourth consecutive league title this Monday when they travel to West London to play Brentford.

The hosts welcome City to the Brentford Community Stadium in desperate need of good results having won just once in their last nine games in all competitions (D1, L8). Their last outing was against another top-six opponent, Tottenham, who they fell 3-2 to despite their best efforts.

But at least Thomas Frank will be happy that Ivan Toney, who recently returned to the field after nine months away, did score in the game–his second goal in two games. With the striker staying despite being linked to several top clubs, the Bees will hope he can fire his side away from the relegation zone and into the top half.

A visit from reigning champions Man City usually poses a tough test for most sides, but Brentford can take courage in the fact that they were the only side to do a league double over their opponents last season. That said, after keeping just one clean sheet across their eleven home league outings – the joint-lowest in the competition – Brentford could struggle again here.

Meanwhile, City recorded their eighth straight win in midweek beating Burnley 3-1 at the Etihad to keep pace with Liverpool at the top of the table. Pep Guardiola’s side are five points behind the Reds with a game in hand.

They will be desperate to continue winning to ensure they take advantage of any slip-ups from the Reds who could drop points this weekend considering they play fellow contenders Arsenal.

Moreso, this trip to West London comes at the perfect time for the reigning champions, considering they have found their groove in front of goal–scoring 2+ goals in nine of their last ten competitive outings.

Yet the visitors have shown some form of weakness this campaign on the road, as each of their three Premier League defeats have come on their travels (W7, D1). They’ll be hoping to remedy that further here and make sure that their 1-0 loss at this venue last campaign was nothing more than a blip.

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Premier League Fixtures:

February 23, 2024
Chelsea 01:00 Tottenham Hotspur
February 24, 2024
Manchester United 16:00 Fulham
Aston Villa 16:00 Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace 16:00 Burnley
Brighton & Hov… 16:00 Everton
AFC Bournemouth 18:30 Manchester City
Arsenal 21:00 Newcastle United
February 25, 2024
Wolverhampton Wanderers 14:30 Sheffield United
February 26, 2024
West Ham United 21:00 Brentford
March 2, 2024
Brentford 16:00 Chelsea
Everton 16:00 West Ham United
Fulham 16:00 Brighton & Hov…
Newcastle United 16:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest 16:00 Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur 16:00 Crystal Palace
Luton Town 18:30 Aston Villa
March 3, 2024
Burnley 14:00 AFC Bournemouth
Manchester City 16:30 Manchester United
March 4, 2024
Sheffield United 21:00 Arsenal

Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Liverpool 26 18 6 2 63 25 +38 60
2 Manchester City 25 17 5 3 58 26 +32 56
3 Arsenal 25 17 4 4 58 22 +36 55
4 Aston Villa 25 15 4 6 52 33 +19 49
5 Tottenham Hotspur 25 14 5 6 52 38 +14 47
6 Manchester United 25 14 2 9 35 34 +1 44
7 Brighton & Hov… 25 10 8 7 48 40 +8 38
8 Newcastle United 25 11 4 10 53 41 +12 37
9 West Ham United 25 10 6 9 36 44 -8 36
10 Chelsea 25 10 5 10 42 41 +1 35
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 10 5 10 39 40 -1 35
12 Fulham 25 8 5 12 34 41 -7 29
13 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 33 46 -13 28
14 Brentford 25 7 4 14 35 44 -9 25
15 Crystal Palace 25 6 7 12 28 44 -16 25
16 Nottingham Forest 25 6 6 13 32 44 -12 24
17 Everton 25 8 6 11 27 33 -6 20
18 Luton Town 25 5 5 15 35 51 -16 20
19 Burnley 25 3 4 18 25 55 -30 13
20 Sheffield United 25 3 4 18 22 65 -43 13

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