Game Week 38 Predictions: Manchester City to sign off on a high against Brentford? - Premier League preview, Betting tips, Team news
Brentford could halt the City party but can't stop the treble charge as the champions sign off at the Community Stadium. (Photo credit: Inside Sport)
Brentford vs. Manchester CityG-Tech Community Stadium16:30hrs
|Brentford could halt the City party but can't stop the treble charge as the champions sign off at the Community Stadium. (Photo credit: Inside Sport)|
The champions, for the third and final time this season, will get a guard of honour from the Brentford players; they are worthy champions by all standards, and it could even get better with a chance for an unprecedented treble staring them in the face.
City were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton, a result that halted their winning run in all competitions, but it’s an academic result, having already wrapped up the league title without even kicking the ball as Arsenal lost at Forest.
Brentford has had a successful season.
They could well make the Europa League with a win here, but Spurs and Villa must also lose.
Regardless, they had their best ever season under the tutelage of Thomas Frank, and they can finish on a high here and prepare for life in the topflight next season.
The bees had a rollercoaster season.
The Ivan Toney ban due to betting breaches ruined their script a bit, but he got injured anyway and would still have missed the rest of the season.
Players like Ben Mee, David Raya, Mbeumo, Joan Wissa, and Mattias Jensen had a season to remember; they deserve respect.
Manchester City will be cautious here; they need to bubble-wrap most of their players with the FA Cup final coming up next weekend and the big one, the Champions League final in Istanbul in a fortnight against Serie A side Inter Milan.
Erling Haaland was voted player of the season as well as young player of the season, well deserved for the record goal scorer. The Norwegian would wish to sign off his debut season on a high, but do you see him scoring freely again next term?
The Bees would enjoy the game with their fans, and they can cause an upset. Toney scored late at the Etihad to hand Manchester City their only loss at home this season. In the reverse fixture, Brentford can complete a double against Pep Guardiola’s side.
It’s party time for the visitors; they can have all the fun in the world, but the hangover could help the bees get the best of them. No Toney? There is no problem with players stepping up in the absence of the England striker; it would be fun to see.