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Preview: Brentford vs Manchester City – prediction, team news, line-ups

Brentford will be looking for a surprise victory on the final day of the 2022-23 Premier League season when they host the champions Manchester City at the Gtech Community Stadium. 

Thomas Frank’s side are currently enjoying a brilliant form as they have registered two impressive wins on the trot.   

They condemned West Ham United to a 2-0 defeat before stunning Tottenham Hotspur with a 3-1 success in their most recent league encounter.  

Bryan Mbeumo was in the form of his life in North London as he produced two fine finishes before setting up Yoane Wissa for the Bees’ third goal. 

The latest victory leaves them ninth in the standings, with just two points behind seventh-placed Aston Villa. 

Brentford could still secure the Europa Conference League spot, although the chances of that happening is very slim. 

They must beat the Citizens on Sunday, while hoping Spurs and Villa also slip up in their final matches. 

On the other hand, Manchester City sealed their third successive Premier League title last weekend after Arsenal fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest. 

Pep Guardiola’s men subsequently picked up a 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday before being held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion in midweek. 

Phil Foden’s 25th-minute strike put the Citizens on course for another victory, but Julio Enciso scored a fantastic equaliser to secure a point for his side. 

That hard-earned point has earned the Seagulls a top-six finish in the English top-flight. 

Following Sunday’s game, City will take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final on June 3 before their Champions League final with Inter Milan on 10. 

Team News 

Brentford will not be able to avail the services of the banned Ivan Toney until January 2024. The Bees will also be missing Pontus Jansson and Keane Lewis-Potter due to injury issues. 

As for Manchester City, the availability of Foden for the coming game is uncertain as he sustained a knock at Brighton. Nathan Ake is also likely to sit out the match due to his thigh injury. 

Brentford vs Manchester City Potential line-ups 

Brentford: Raya; Hickey, Mee, Pinnock, Henry; Jensen, Janelt, Onyeka; Mbeumo, Wissa, Schade

Manchester City: Ortega; Lewis, Stones, Laporte, Gomez; Silva, Phillips, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Alvarez, Palmer

How to Watch? 

Brentford vs Manchester City, as well as all other top-flight matches in England, can be watched via Premier League live streams.

Brentford vs Manchester City prediction 

Brentford will be more motivated for victory on Sunday than City who have already secured the league title. But still, we don’t see them getting the maximum points due to the quality of players in the Citizens’ ranks. 

Brentford 1-1 Manchester City

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