Manchester City host Arsenal in the headline fixture of the FA Cup fourth round with one of the English Premier League giants on the brink of being knocked out.

Manchester City are looking to make it 5 wins on the bounce in all competitions as they prepare to host Brentford on Saturday afternoon at the Etihad.

Man City are fresh off a 2-0 win against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup third round, following a 2-1 Premier League against Fulham.

Pep Guardiola’s are second on the table with 32 points but a win will see them temporarily go top until Arsenal play later in the evening.

Brentford are on a poor run of form and are without a win in their last 5 games, sitting in 11th place with 16 points.

Man City have enjoyed playing on home soil in recent months as they have put together an impressive 16-game winning run at the Etihad across all competitions.

The home team have never claimed 3 successive league wins against the Bees across 10 previous meetings but will be confident ahead of the tie.

Brentford have won only one of their last five away league games against City, with their previous victory coming by a 2-0 margin in 1937.

Can the Bees pull off an upset or will this be a routine win for Man City? Make your predictions here.

What time does Man City vs Brentford start?

The game kicks off at 3:30pm Kenyan time at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City vs Brentford team news

The return of Erling Braut Haaland is the biggest news on everyone lips as he was an unused substitute against Chelsea in midweek.

There are several changes expected from that line-up with Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden expected to return to the starting XI.

Joao Cancelo served his one-match suspension in midweek and he is set to return to the fold as well.

Meanwhile Pontus Jansson, Aaron Hickey, Thomas Strakosha, Kristoffer Ajer, Charlie Goode and Shandon Baptiste are all ruled out for the visitors.

Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo will lead the attacking line from what is likely to remain an unchanged Brentford side.

Man City vs Brentford head to head

The hosts have a good record against Brentford and have won nine of the 15 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Brentford’s five victories.

Only one game has ended in a stalemate.

Man City vs Brentford current form

Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in their last 5 games, drawing one and winning all the rest while Brentford have not won a single game in that run.

Man City vs Brentford prediction

Despite City never getting 3 straight wins against their opponents, they are in top form and are expected to win on the day and most likely without conceding a goal.


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