Preview of match
Burnley, who is currently 19th in the Premier League, has a difficult task ahead of them. They are four points behind Everton (17th) on the same number (27).
Sean Dyche’s team is eight points behind Leeds United (16th) with three games remaining on the Whites. Their position in the relegation zone, however, is not final.
The Clarets scored seven points in their three Premier League matches against Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, and Brighton & Hove Albion between February 19th and February 26th. However, they have lost their last three league matches against Chelsea, Leicester City, and Brentford.
Burnley’s status in the league will not be affected by their performance against the champions, but they have two big games against Everton on April 6th and Norwich City on April 10th, respectively, which could help them avoid relegation.
Since March 2015, the Clarets have lost all nine matches against Man City, including the Premier League’s last four without conceding a goal.
Manchester City beat Southampton, 4-1, in the FA Cup before an international break. The English champions will face Liverpool in the semi-finals on April 16.
Crystal Palace held the Citizens to a draw in their final league match on March 14th. They are now one point behind second-placed Liverpool with the same number of games.
Man City is competing on three fronts this season, as well as preparing for a Champions League quarterfinal against Atletico Madrid. The Etihad Stadium will host the first leg of the last eight affairs next week.
Pep Guardiola’s team will face Liverpool in the league and FA Cup. It will be interesting to see how Man City finishes the season. They have won 22 games, lost four, and drawn four of 29 league games to earn 70 points.
Burnley has the third-best home record in the Premier League, with just 12 points from 13 matches. Citizens have the best away record this season.
Burnley will not have the services of Nathan Collins because of his red card against Brentford. Ben Mee is still in pain so Kevin Long will make his Premier League debut at the back.
Matej Vydra, who has returned to training after an elbow injury, could be involved. Erik Pieters (knee), and Johann Berg Gudmundsson(calf) are still unavailable.
Expect no surprises from the home team’s starting XI. Dwight McNeil and Wout Weghorst will all feature in attacking areas. Aaron Lennon should keep his place on the side.
Man City will be without Cole Palmer and Ruben Dias again due to injury. Benjamin Mendy is still suspended by the English champions.
Ederson (illness), is still available, despite having to withdraw from Brazil’s squad. Raheem Sterling and John Stones from England have also been able to recover from their international duty problems.
Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, and Riyad Mahrez could be the front three against Burnley. Jack Grealish may drop down to the bench.
Nathan Ake will be available in case Stones has a late setback. Rodri, Bernardo Silva, and Kevin De Bruyne will play as the Turf Moor midfield trio.
Burnley could be in the starting lineup
Pope, Roberts, Tarkowski and Long, Taylor; Lennon Westwood, Brownhill; McNeil; Weghorst; Cornet
Manchester City could be in the starting lineup
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Sterling, Foden, Mahrez
Burnley against Man City: Latest form and fixture history
Burnley hopes to bounce back
Burnley has had to go through a difficult period in their last three matches. They have little to show for it. Before Chelsea won 4-0, they were defeated 2-0 by Leicester. The third loss was against Brentford who won 2-0.
Man City is on a roll
Man City looks solid after winning 3 matches without losing. The first match was against Sporting CP, where they drew 0-0. Then they shared the spoils with Crystal Palace, drawing 0-0. Finally, they defeated Southampton in a 1-4 victory.
Recent games between Burnley & Man City
Man City beat Burnley twice in the Premier League’s last two meetings. They also won 2-0 in February 2021 and October 2021, respectively. It is worth looking at before you settle on your next accumulator. This depends on how your betting strategy works.
Betting Tips Predictions
Handicap:Manchester City -1.5 @1.7