(Video) Steven Mcinerney previews tonight’s match between Manchester City and Brentford

Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney previews tonight’s match between Manchester City and Brentford. After Saturday’s draw with Chelsea, it is a crucial game for Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. With the Premier League title race heating City will be eager to keep the pressure on league leaders Liverpool with a victory at the Etihad.

It would appear that a big performance is needed by Pep Guardiola’s side. It is an important game for Manchester City given their performance against Chelsea. While it was a frustrating performance last weekend it wasn’t as bad as perceived. City did come away with a hard-earned point against a Chelsea side that on their day can be a handful for anyone. Steven looks at the importance of tonight’s game in the video below.

Manchester City weren’t at their best against Chelsea. As Bernardo Silva said post game City didn’t control the game in the manner that they would have liked. It was obvious as the Chelsea game unfolded that City weren’t at their fluent best. They did respond in the second half and will need to be at their best against a plucky Brentford side.

Brentford will pose their own challenges tonight at the Etihad. With Ivan Toney up front, they have one of the premier strikers in the Premier League. Also, their threat from set-pieces will need to be contained given Thomas Frank’s side’s excellence in these situations. How City deal with the threat posed by Brentford will go a long way in deciding tonight’s crucial Premier League encounter.

Hear the thoughts from Steven Mcinerney on tonight’s game in the video below. He also gives his predicted City starting eleven and more ahead of tonight’s game.

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