With Liverpool not in action until Thursday and Chelsea at the Club World Cup, it’s a chance for Pep Guardiola’s side to shed even more light between them and their title rivals.
It is now 13 league games unbeaten for City, and they face a Brentford side who have lost their last five matches in all competitions, conceding 16 goals in this run.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man City vs Brentford is set to kick off at 19:45 GMT on Wednesday February 9.
The match will be played at the Etihad Stadium.
Where to watch Man City v Brentford
TV channel: The match will be broadcast on BT Sports 2. Coverage begins at 7:15 p.m. GMT.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game via their website or the BT Sports App.
Man City vs Brentford team news
Ederson, Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva are all set to return to the starting lineup, having been on the bench for the FA Cup win over Fulham at the weekend.
Gabriel Jesus missed this game after picking up a knock while on international duty with Brazil, and the striker is once again a doubt.
Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa were out for Brentford against Everton after testing positive for Covid and it is uncertain whether they will recover in time.
Christian Eriksen has started training with his new team but Thomas Frank doesn’t know when the midfielder will be ready to make his debut.
“He’s been running a lot, training a lot, so he’s done a lot over the last few months, so his base is good, but another thing is to get up to speed,” Frank said.
“It’s hard to say when he will be available – hopefully weeks, a few weeks, but I don’t know.”
Man City vs Brentford Prediction
Brentford have played impressively against a number of top sides already this season, and City only narrowly beat them 1-0 in December.
But Pep Guardiola’s side have been nearly unstoppable in recent weeks and look set to continue their march to the Premier League title with another comfortable win.
Man City win, 3-0.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Manchester City win: 8
Brentford win: 5