Brentford vs Manchester City predictions

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Don’t get me wrong, I know we’re massive underdogs but I can’t get my head around going into a game with zero expectation. I think I’d have to call it a day if there wasn’t that irrational voice in my head whispering to me “I think we can win this”

I think we can win this.
 

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I would be delighted if we manage to score…if we had our best team out then it would be a “fun” attempt like the Liverpool match, however the team we will have doesn’t bare thinking about. Yes we are in the same division but only because they can’t go any higher!!! But I will be there cheering us on and praying that I’m wrong and we don’t get hammered.
 

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We're give it a good go with a string of players who would normally not be starting. I think we're see 100% effort as Frank will demand it. But qaulity will still see us get battered. 4-1. Id like to score first have that feeling jubilation :) after that let the onslaught begin.

Our low block has been good but against City and mix matched team it will get beaten.
 

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0-9? No one has 'Tonked' us so far this season, not Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, or Liverpool. There is always a first time I suppose, however, I am hopeful that will not be the case on Wednesday.
We were not so affected by injuries/suspension/covid in those games.
 

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Lawro gives us a "generous" 0-3.......
 

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With Norgaard, Rico and Mbeumo now added to the missing list we'll do well to get away with 0-6
 

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I think people who feel we have a chance to keep it respectable or even get a point, because its at home, are totally underestimating Manchester City.

They aren't just a good football team, but their movement, interchanging, slick passing, weight of pass and total understanding of where their team mates are on the pitch are like nothing we have ever faced.

If we are trying to take them on with players who have been on loan in league 2, players out of position, players who are defensively weak I feel we will concede at least four, and if City are in the mood 6 or 7.

With a fully fit team we'd have a chance to hold out. But it's no criticism, just facts, I think we may get absolutely thrashed.

Fortunately it is a one off game and service will return to normal competitiveness for future games.

Man City are light years ahead of what we have faced and we are doing it with a really depleted squad.

Delighted to be proved wrong but I doubt very much I will be.
 

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There is a possibility City will use some rotation of their squad as they have Arsenal away in an early Saturday kick off at the weekend … :clutchingatstraws:
 

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Not sure what the score will be, but I know It's gonna to be a long drive back down the A303 in the early hours of Thursday morning.....😐

Unless Boris announces some more restrictions between now and then......

I think Boris needs to introduce a new restriction between now and Thursday, that Man. City are not allowed to be with 2 metres of a Brentford player at any time, and that there can be no more than 6 Man. City players on the pitch at any one time.

These are rules that have already existed in one way or the other during the last few months.

Plus, our defence needs to be in complete lockdown!
 
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I think people who feel we have a chance to keep it respectable or even get a point, because its at home, are totally underestimating Manchester City.

They aren't just a good football team, but their movement, interchanging, slick passing, weight of pass and total understanding of where their team mates are on the pitch are like nothing we have ever faced.

If we are trying to take them on with players who have been on loan in league 2, players out of position, players who are defensively weak I feel we will concede at least four, and if City are in the mood 6 or 7.

With a fully fit team we'd have a chance to hold out. But it's no criticism, just facts, I think we may get absolutely thrashed.

Fortunately it is a one off game and service will return to normal competitiveness for future games.

Man City are light years ahead of what we have faced and we are doing it with a really depleted squad.

Delighted to be proved wrong but I doubt very much I will be.
I think people who are predicting heavy defeats are pathetic cowards
I hope they won’t be bringing their embarrassing online attitude to the game
 

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I think people who feel we have a chance to keep it respectable or even get a point, because its at home, are totally underestimating Manchester City.

They aren't just a good football team, but their movement, interchanging, slick passing, weight of pass and total understanding of where their team mates are on the pitch are like nothing we have ever faced.

If we are trying to take them on with players who have been on loan in league 2, players out of position, players who are defensively weak I feel we will concede at least four, and if City are in the mood 6 or 7.

With a fully fit team we'd have a chance to hold out. But it's no criticism, just facts, I think we may get absolutely thrashed.

Fortunately it is a one off game and service will return to normal competitiveness for future games.

Man City are light years ahead of what we have faced and we are doing it with a really depleted squad.

Delighted to be proved wrong but I doubt very much I will be.
I’m looking forward to it because it was always going to be a mismatch and now more than ever. Maybe we’ll get battered or maybe there’ll be an against the odds performance that will live long in the memory. It’s what this season is all about. It’s like an exciting FA Cup draw when you’re in L2. So enjoy it as such.
 

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I think people who are predicting heavy defeats are pathetic cowards
I hope they won’t be bringing their embarrassing online attitude to the game
Pathetic coward? Odd statement. Just being realistic with all the players we've got out, plus the sheer quality of Guardiolas team.
 

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It’s not all negative despite the pessimism about the result on this thread.

10 years ago we were about to embark on a run that would see us slide down the League One table and result in the sacking of Andy Scott. We finished below Rochdale at the end of that season. We are currently shaping up to face the best team in world football in a battle for league points because we are in the top flight on merit and are ahead of Leeds, Newcastle etc.

Our injury crisis this season sees a full Spain international in goal for us. Ten years ago, it was a well-past-it Simon Royce.

We also had more postponements back then because of weather and poor pitches that we’ve had this year because of COVID, frustrating as that has been.
 

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Don't see a good result here but if the team make an effort in both halves I'll be happy.
 

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I think people who are predicting heavy defeats are pathetic cowards
I hope they won’t be bringing their embarrassing online attitude to the game
What’s your honest prediction then Billy?
 

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Provided we play to the best of our abilities, whatever side we put out, I will be happy. I would go for 6-3-1 in the Nigel Gleghorn derby. I would like us to score first as that is my default position against a really good side.
 

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I think people who feel we have a chance to keep it respectable or even get a point, because its at home, are totally underestimating Manchester City.

They aren't just a good football team, but their movement, interchanging, slick passing, weight of pass and total understanding of where their team mates are on the pitch are like nothing we have ever faced.

If we are trying to take them on with players who have been on loan in league 2, players out of position, players who are defensively weak I feel we will concede at least four, and if City are in the mood 6 or 7.

With a fully fit team we'd have a chance to hold out. But it's no criticism, just facts, I think we may get absolutely thrashed.

Fortunately it is a one off game and service will return to normal competitiveness for future games.

Man City are light years ahead of what we have faced and we are doing it with a really depleted squad.

Delighted to be proved wrong but I doubt very much I will be.

100% agree.
I genuinely fear it could be double figures.
 

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Not seen this lot play this season but have England’s John Stones in my fantasy football team and based on his points return they are atrocious.

If we are shooting towards the west stand second half - Brentford 3-2 Man City. Toney, Canos, Baptiste.
 

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Might as well start this now.. we are very unlikely to see Bryan or Henry for this game. Janelt will still be out with Covid and Norgaard will be suspended. Can hope Zanka or Goode make a return but it probably wont help us much.

Bees are 18/1 to win this game, I don't think I've ever seen the odds so stacked against us before kick off, might be worth lumping a £5 on just in case something crazy happens.

With a first half performance like against Brighton, we will be severely punished against City if we give the ball away so cheaply. City have been scoring bags of goals lately and have virtually no injury, covid or suspension concerns.

I fear for the worst, damage limitation will likely be needed here. Will be no shame in losing by a few goals to these, they are seriously good.

0-4
2-0 bees, with every player having the game of rhein lives 😉
 

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I think we will lose, but cannot see the massive score line many are predicting. We haven’t lost by 3 or more since we play Swansea in 2018/19 season, at the very worst I think it’ll be 3, maybe 4.
 
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Pathetic coward? Odd statement. Just being realistic with all the players we've got out, plus the sheer quality of Guardiolas team.
Yellow chicken
 

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If we had our strongest squad available it would still be a big ask, but with a noisy home crowd behind us you start to think just maybe! 🤔 Unfortunately with the amount of players out( I counted 7 players who would start if fit) we really could take a kicking.
 

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There is a possibility City will use some rotation of their squad as they have Arsenal away in an early Saturday kick off at the weekend … :clutchingatstraws:
Not sure that'll help very much. Every week they leave out 5 or 6 players who'd walk into most other teams.
 
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If we had our strongest squad available it would still be a big ask, but with a noisy home crowd behind us you start to think just maybe! 🤔 Unfortunately with the amount of players out( I counted 7 players who would start if fit) we really could take a kicking.
That could happen in any game 🤷‍♂️
 
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