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Burnley vs Manchester City Match Preview
Burnley’s quest to stop their rotten run in the Premier League (PL) will see them take on the leaders Manchester City who have set their sights on adding more cushion to their position at the top. This Burnley vs Manchester City fixture will be played at the Turf Moor on Saturday, February 3, so check out our Burnley vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips.
A look at the PL table says that Burnley are currently seventh after 25 games (35 pts, W9, D8, L8). However, that doesn’t say much about how bad their second half of the season has been. Over the last nine matches in all competitions, Burnley haven’t won a single game (W0, D4, L5). It was largely due to their early season form that the Clarets are still in the top-half of the season! However, the gap between them and the top-five is a huge 14 points, although they have a 12-point cushion over the relegation zone which is massive in the current context. That shouldn’t, however, give them any reason to lose this Burnley vs Manchester City fixture. Do they have a chance against the all-conquering leaders?
It is a tribute to how strong their season has been that Manchester City’s only disappointment of the season has been their failure to snare their targets in the transfer market. The visitors are currently flying in the PL after 25 games (68 pts, W22, D2, L1) with a huge 15-point gap against their nearest contenders Manchester United. The talk around Pep Guardiola’s side at the moment is about their ability to do an unprecedented quadruple. Although they lost 4-3 to Liverpool, City’s form in the recent matches has been exemplary with their ability to find the goal the best in the league. They have scored a massive 73 goals so far, an average of almost three per match! Even with the fixture pile-up, there won’t be any let up by the visitors in this Burnley vs Manchester City fixture.
Burnley vs Manchester City H2H
Manchester City have lost only once in their last seven fixtures against Burnley (W5, D1, L1). Most of these games have been high-scoring, with six of these witnessing at least three goals scored.
Burnley vs Manchester City Team News
Burnley’s Steven Defour will be missed as he’s out of the season with a knee injury. James Tarkowski is a doubtful while Chris Wood is out of contention along with Stephen Ward.
David Silva picked up an injury midweek and is a doubt for Manchester City, along with John Stones.
Burnley vs Manchester City Probable Line-ups
Burnley XI: Pope (GK), Bardsley, Long, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, Lennon, Hendrick, Barnes.
Manchester City XI: Ederson (GK), Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva, Aguero, Sterling.
Burnley vs Manchester City Prediction
The air of discomfort around Burnley is disheartening. The Clarets are not doing themselves any favour by going through a rough patch of form. Can they break it against the City? That would need a miracle and we see a result, in this match, in favour of the visitors, by at least a difference of two goals.