Begin date: Dec. 30 2021 01:15
Website: London Place: Brentford Group Stadium
Arbitrator: David Coote, England
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In regards to the match
Brentford will face Manchester Metropolis from December 29, 2021 at 8:15 p.m. UTC at Brentford Group Stadium, London, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Following their involvement in a real Boxing Day basic, Manchester Metropolis resumed their quest for Premier League glory in Wednesday’s battle in opposition to Brentford.
The Bees misplaced 2-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend, whereas Pep Guardiola’s facet got here out on prime in a nine-goal thriller with Leicester Metropolis.
Brentford will definitely return to 2021 with unbridled affection, with Thomas Frank’s facet successful a hard-fought promotion earlier than establishing themselves as a real Premier League facet with their early-season performances.
Nonetheless, the Bees misplaced their chunk because the Seagulls rushed to win all three factors within the last recreation of Boxing Day, with Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay each producing eye-catching finishes to increase Brentford’s inconsistent streak within the prime flight. .
Frank’s facet have now gained two, drawn two and misplaced two of their final six top-flight video games, with this sticky patch that sees them coming into Week 13 of play – tied on factors with Crystal Palace, twelfth, having performed one recreation much less.
Brentford’s current away type is definitely nothing out of the odd, however after securing back-to-back residence wins in opposition to Everton and Watford, the Bees may now win three top-level video games on acquainted floor for the primary time. since March 1939..
Arsenal and Liverpool failed to say their dominance at Brentford Group Stadium – whereas European champions Chelsea solely gained by a rating of 1-0 – however dealing with the leaders on free scorers is a complete totally different kettle of fish.
In a outcome worthy of the unimaginable Boxing Day 1963 scores, Man Metropolis had been tipped for a double-digit by some after main 4-0 in 25 minutes in opposition to Leicester, whose never-say-die angle could be highlighted in second interval.
After Brendan Rodgers’ facet threatened a miraculous comeback by decreasing the rating to 4-3, Aymeric Laporte and Raheem Sterling shortly extinguished any hope of an astonishing turnaround to assist their facet win 6-3 on the ‘Etihad.
After scoring a outstanding 17 targets of their final three Premier League video games – in addition to successful every of their final 9 – Man Metropolis widened a six-point hole over second-placed Liverpool earlier than the Reds confronted Leicester on Tuesday.
The reigning champions additionally journey to Brentford Group Stadium for a five-game successful streak away from residence within the prime flight – scoring no less than two targets every time – however they’ve been in for greater than 24 years. didn’t face the Bees for the final time.
It was a joyous event for Metropolis on the time as they gained 1-0 within the 1996-97 FA Cup, however Brentford doubled in opposition to the Residents within the 1937-38 season – coincidentally , whereas the Manchester group had been the reigning elite. champions.
Brentford misplaced Bryan Mbeumo to a good calf after simply 41 minutes in opposition to Brighton, the ahead becoming a member of Zanka, Kristoffer Ajer, Josh Dasilva, Rico Henry, Charlie Goode and David Raya on the sidelines.
Frank’s midfielder choices have additionally been exhausted by the absences of Vitaly Janelt (COVID-19) and suspended Christian Norgaard, with Frank Onyeka hoping to win a recall right here.
Yoane Wissa will possible help Ivan Toney within the lead in Mbeumo’s potential absence, with Dominic Thompson persevering with on the left facet in the interim.
As for Metropolis, Kyle Walker and Rodri weren’t deemed match for the conflict with Leicester, and Guardiola may very nicely select to avoid wasting the pair for the New Years conflict with a match Arsenal.
John Stones additionally missed Boxing Day with damage, as did Ferran Torres, however the Spaniard is near finishing his transfer to Barcelona anyway.
Phil Foden and Jack Grealish are each hoping to be reinstated within the Premier XI after being dropped attributable to off-field conduct, with Guardiola additionally probably contemplating a Gabriel Jesus recall amid the busy schedule.