Manchester City look to close the gap in the table as they play Brentford

Man City will host Brentford at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Manchester City and Brentford reveal their starting XI for this game in hand in the Premier League.
Manchester City and Brentford reveal their starting XI for this game in hand in the Premier League.
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Manchester City and Brentford will play their 25th Premier League game of the season. Manchester City are third in the league table but will now play their game in hand. Manchester City defeated Brentford 3-1 in their last Premier League game two weeks ago at the Gtech Community Stadium.

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Manchester City had their winning streak broken by Chelsea over the weekend as the game ended 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Man City could be 1st in the Premier League if they had beaten Chelsea over the weekend and wins the game against Brentford today. Man City are in third place in the Premier League with 53 points. If they win against Brentford, they will be second with 56 points and only a point off league leaders Liverpool. In the last game against Brentford, Phil Foden scored a hat trick to overturn a 1-0 score. The last time Man City hosted a game at home against Brentford, the Bees won 2-1 from a brace by Ivan Toney.

Brentford seemed to bounce back after the 3-1 loss against Man City in the first week of February. Brentford defeated Wolves 2-0 away from home, but their recent game showcased terrible defending. Brentford played Liverpool at home over the weekend and suffered a 4-1 loss. Brentford are 14th in the league table with 25 points and are five points off the relegation zone. A win against Man City allows them to reach 28 points and move one position up to 13th, ahead of Bournemouth. Brentford only has one win in the past six away Premier League games.

Manchester City and Brentford confirm their starting XI's

Man City starts with Ederson in goal with a back four of Kyle Walker, Stones, Dias, and Akanji. Rodri is the sole defensive midfielder. Bernardo Silva, Foden, Alvarez, and Bobb will play behind Erling Haaland. Kevin De Bruyne starts on the bench.

Brentford starts with Flekken in goal with a back three of Zanka, Ajer, and Mee. Roerslev, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, and Reguilon will be the five-man midfield. Ivan Toney and Wissa are the two strikers for Brentford.

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