Manchester City's quest for a fifth title in six years continues on Monday when they head to West London to take on Brentford in an English Premier League match. Man City (14-4-3) enter Monday's match having won each of their last four games in league play. Meanwhile, the Bees (6-4-11) are 15th in the Premier League table but won both meetings with Manchester City last season. Brentford have struggled with several top players out, but they won their last home game and hope the crowd spurs them to an upset.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET at Gtech Community Stadium in West London. The latest Brentford vs. Manchester City odds list City as -290 favorites (risk $290 to win $100). The Bees are +700 underdogs, a draw is priced at +475, and the over/under for total match goals is 3.5. Before making any Manchester City vs. Brentford picks or Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Jon "Buckets" Eimer has to say.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup, and much more. In 2023 he was red-hot, going 248-234-12 for a profit of $2,593 for $100 bettors. That includes an 86-59-5 record in the Premier League for a $3,463 profit.
Now, Eimer has broken down Brentford vs. Manchester City from every angle and revealed his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Man City vs. Brentford:
- Brentford vs. Man City spread: City -1.5 (-115)
- Brentford vs. Man City over/under: 3.5 goals
- Brentford vs. Man City money line: Brentford +700, City -290, Draw +475
- BRN: The Bees have scored two or more goals in six of 11 home EPL matches.
- MNC: City have scored at least twice in eight of their past nine overall.
- Brentford vs. Man City picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Manchester City
The Citizens have been rolling, and now they're getting healthy, which should be bad news for the rest of the league. Erling Haaland remains tied for the Premier League lead with 14 goals despite missing five matches. He made a brief return in a 3-1 home victory against Burnley on Wednesday and should start here. The Citizens didn't slow down in their superstar's absence, and they are coming in on a nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions, with eight victories.
Julian Alvarez scored twice in the victory against Burnley and has five goals in the past eight matches overall. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne also is back after missing the first 18 EPL games and has one goal and two assists in the past three. City are sure to control the game, as they had 66% possession in the last meeting. They lead the league in possession at 64.5% and Brentford are under 48%. City have scored 20 more goals (51-31) and conceded 12 fewer (24-36) than the Bees. See which team to pick here.
Why you should back Brentford
The Bees have won the past two meetings with Man City and have a 9-1-7 lead in all-time matchups, though they have met just four times since 1997. Brentford had a 4-3 edge in shots on target in the most recent meeting, a 1-0 home victory, despite a huge deficit in possession. Ivan Toney scored both goals in a 2-1 victory at Etihad Stadium in the previous matchup. The Bees have been impressive on their turf, where they are 4-3-4 and even on goal differential (20-20).
All three of City's losses have come on the road. Brentford have struggled with Bryan Mbeumo (seven goals) out injured, Yoane Wissa (four) still on AFCON duty, and Toney out for the season's first 19 games. Toney is back from his long-term ban and has scored in both games since his return. That includes a 3-2 victory against Nottingham Forest that snapped a five-game league losing streak and a tough 3-2 road loss to Spurs. Neal Maupay also scored in both games. See which team to pick here.
How to make Brentford vs. Manchester City picks
Eimer has analyzed Monday's Premier League match from every possible angle and is leaning Over 3.5 goals. He has two strong plays, one that would pay plus-money, as well as his full breakdown of this match. He's sharing his Premier League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.
So who wins Manchester City vs. Brentford on Monday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Brentford vs. Manchester City have all the value, all from the soccer expert who earned almost 35 units on Premier League picks in 2023.