Pep Guardiola’s side will reclaim top spot with three points at the Etihad Stadium before former assistant Mikel Arteta leads his team out at Wolves later this evening.
The champions are not particularly used to playing catch-up under Guardiola but do appear to be settling in on that tag as things stand, having beaten Fulham despite going down to ten men last week.
While Erling Haaland is not yet fully fit, the Norway striker will not play in Qatar of course and will be aiming to finish the first half of this first season in England with yet more goals. Brentford, meanwhile, are yet to win on the road this season and face an almighty task here.
Here’s how to watch the action this afternoon.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Brentford
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 11:30am GMT ahead of a 12:30pm kick-off time.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the action online via the BT Sport website or app.