Manchester City predicted lineup vs Brentford: 90 points in sight

Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)
Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images) /

Manchester City cap off another fantastic Premier League season away to Brentford on Sunday. The Sky Blues retained their crown for another year as they matched Manchester United’s record of winning the league three years in a row.

After 37 games, Pep Guardiola’s swashbuckling side have 89 points in the bag and will be looking to hit the 90-point threshold once again. For that, City need just a draw, but a win is on their agenda as they aim to finish their season on a good note.

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For their final league game of the season, City could play second-choice goalkeeper Stefan Ortega between the sticks, with Ederson given a much-needed rest. Sergio Gomez could be given a start at right-back with John Stones and Aymeric Laporta the centre-back pairs.

Lewis Hall should keep his place at the right-back position following an impressive performance against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Changes can be expected in the midfield too with Kalvin Philipps in contention for a rare start ahead of Ilkay Gundogan, with first-team stars Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne playing on either side of him.

In attack, Riyad Mahrez could play on the right wing with Cole Palmer on the left, and leading the line from the centre could be Phil Foden. Erling Haaland is confirmed to win the Golden Boot, unless Harry Kane scores nine goals on the final day, which is highly unlikely.

The Norwegian will be itching to start as he aims to hit the 40-goal mark, but for that, he needs to score four goals, and more importantly, Guardiola would be cautious as they have FA Cup and Champions League finals coming up within the next two weeks.

Haaland’s interventions in both games will be paramount, so he could use some rest here.

Despite the changes, Manchester City should be able to see off a high-flying Brentford, who have won four of their last five games.

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