Manchester City vs. Burnley Match preview
Etihad Stadium will be on blaze on Saturday as Manchester city welcome Burnley in a Premier League encounter.
Manchester City head into this game after a 1-0 win over Greek Super League side Olympiacos Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Midfielder Phil Foden saw the back of the net in the first-half, the only goal which ensured a win for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
On the other hand, Burnley registered their first league win of the season after a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Monday.
Chris Wood New Zealand international scored the lone goal in the first-half that ensured a win for Sean Dyche’s side.
Citizens are 13th on the log with 12 points featured in 6 matches, while Burnley are sitting in 17th place with five points having played eight matches.
- Manchester City have featured in eight Premier League matches this season, won twice, drawn thrice and lost once.
- Citizens have just registered two clean-sheets in the EPL matches this season.
- Burnley has registered three clean-sheets in their last eight EPL this season.
- The Clarets have featured in eight EPL matches this season winning once, drawn twice and lost five times.
- Manchester City has won once in the last two home EPL matches this season.
- Burnley have never won away Premier Leaue matches this season.
Manchester City vs. Burnley Head to Head
The previous encounter between the pair, the match ended 3-0 in favor of Manchester City in the EFL Cup.
The last time Burnley to win against was in march 2105, the match that ended 1-0.
Manchester City News
Manchester City come into this game with few injury concerns seeing Dutch centre-back Nathan Ake sidelined nursing injury. Pep Guardiola will have no big issues affecting team selection.
Burnley Team News
Burnley head coach Sean Dyche has confirmed Burnley will miss the services of Jack Cork, Robbie Brady, and summer signing Dale Stephens. Goalkeeper Nick Pope is also doubtful for the clash as he picked an injury in their first win of the season in the Premier League against Crystal Palace.
Manchester City vs. Burnley Prediction
Despite Manchester City spending big on the likes of Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake during summer, they have struggled in the league this season.
Pep Guardiola’s side have shown inconsistency in their form this season. Returning stars might prove to be crucial as Manchester City try to establish a consistent run of performance.
Burnley, on the other hand, did not engage much in transfer windows. Their win against Crystal Palace was their first league victory of the season. They will hope that the victory acts as a motivator for improved performances from the away side.
Goals – Over 2.5
These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounter; therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be on the scoresheet.
We expect goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
Betway are backing the goals with 1.43 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.46.
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