Manchester City vs Brentford: TV channel, live stream, how to watch plus team and injury news

Manchester City welcome Brentford to the Etihad Stadium in Premier League action on Wednesday evening.
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Manchester City will be looking to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to 14 games when they welcome Brentford to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The match, which kicks-off at 7.45pm, will see Pep Guardiola’s side try and secure their 13th league win in 14 matches after a 1-1 draw with Southampton on 22 January, their last top-flight outing.

City’s form coming into the competition is strong, having progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-1 win over Fulham on Saturday.

As for Brentford, they exited the cup competition this weekend after a 4-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.

Mahrez was a real handful from the right wing. Credit: Getty.Mahrez was a real handful from the right wing. Credit: Getty.
Mahrez was a real handful from the right wing. Credit: Getty.

The Bees’ league form has been poor coming into this fixture, with four losses in their last five. Their most recent top-flight result was a 2-1 defeat to Wolves at home on 22 January.

The sides head into the game 13 places apart in the league, with City top of the table, while Brentford sit 14th.

This is only the second meeting in the Premier League between the two teams, with the Sky Blues 1-0 winners at the Brentford Community Stadium in December.

What’s the latest team news?

There were several changes to City’s starting XI against Fulham with Zack Steffan, John Stones, Nathan Ake, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez coming into the side.

The latter is back from international duty with Algeria after they competed at the African Cup of Nations, while first-choice goalkeeper Ederson and Gabriel Jesus were also away with Brazil last week.

Zack Steffen could deputise if Ederson is not available. Credit: Getty.Zack Steffen could deputise if Ederson is not available. Credit: Getty.
Zack Steffen could deputise if Ederson is not available. Credit: Getty.

However, Jesus missed the Sky Blues’ FA Cup tie due to a knock he sustained while on international duty, but could be back in contention on Wednesday.

Guardiola will likely start with either of his preferred 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 formations, the latter being used against Southampton.

There’s potential for rotation in the City starting XI, with Ederson their usual shot-stopper in the Premier League, as well as Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Bernardo Silva potentially returning to the teamsheet.

The visitors also made changes in their FA Cup tie with the return of David Raya, Mads Roerslev, Mads Bech Sorensen starting in their 4-1 loss to Everton.

Timothy Frank’s side also welcomed back Josh DaSilva who came on as a 72nd-minute substitute.

New signing Christian Eriksen continued to work his way to match fitness after joining the Bees on a free transfer on deadline day.

Is the match on TV?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2 with coverage of the game starting at 7:15pm. Alternatively you can stream the game via the BT Sport app.

How can I watch highlights?

BT Sport will put highlights of the fixture on their YouTube channel, while both City and Brentford will also have the best bits of the game on their websites a few hours after the match.

And follow Manchester World for action live from the Etihad with player ratings on the final whistle.