Burnley vs Manchester City prediction comes before the 15th Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Tuesday, December 3rd, at Turf Moor in Burnley, England. In this match preview, we bring you some useful betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two English sides.
Burnley vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Manchester City are in a bad situation at the moment. At least for their standards. This team is currently in third place on the table, with 11 points less than Liverpool. They also have three points less than Leicester City. It seems that their title dream is over, although it’s true that there are plenty of matches left to be played. In fact, we haven’t even reached the midpoint of the season.
But, Liverpool who are at the top of the table, are playing great. This team is still without a defeat in the Premier League this season, so Man City need not only to improve their form, but they also need the Reds to start playing badly.
Although Man City have set their eyes on the Premier League title, being the runner-up is not that bad. The trouble is that they will have to work hard in order to secure second place. It’s not just that they’re trailing behind the Foxes; it’s also because Chelsea are just behind them. And there are a few other teams that have high ambitions. For example, Mourinho-led Tottenham now seems capable of catching up with Manchester City, especially if the Sky Blues continue playing so poorly as they did in November.
November was a month to forget for this team. The month started with an unconvincing win over the team with the worst defense in the league, Southampton. Manchester City then lost to Liverpool at the Anfield, but then managed to beat Chelsea at home. Still, even in that game, they weren’t too convincing.
The win over Chelsea didn’t mean the start of an impressive Man City run. On the contrary, this team played a draw with Shakhtar Donetsk at home, followed by a draw in the Premier League in an away game against Newcastle.
The main reason why they’ve been playing this badly is that they have serious problems with injuries. They really miss their best center back, Laporte, who’s been injured for a while. His replacement has been a midfielder, Fernandinho.
Luckily for City is that they’re playing Burnley on Tuesday, a team they have a really good record against. In the last three matches these two played, Man City have scored a total of 11 goals, while allowing zero. They’re hoping the same will be the case this time and considering that this is a must-win situation for the reigning Premier League champion, such a scenario does seem very plausible.
Our Burnley vs Manchester City prediction: Manchester City
Burnley vs Manchester City correct score prediction: 1:2
Burnley Form and Latest News
This team is flying pretty high right now. They are at the 10th place, with 18 points, which is only two points fewer than Tottenham, the team that’s currently fifth on the table. Burnley could’ve been even higher if it weren’t for the defeat to Crystal Palace at home last weekend, which was their third defeat at Turf Moor this season.
Manchester City Form and Latest News
Laporte is still out, meaning that there’s a potential weak link in Man City’s defense. And considering that they’ve allowed at least a goal in every of their previous 7 matches in all competitions, they need to feel worried.
What worries them, even more, is that they will be without their best striker, Sergio Aguero. Still, they definitely have plenty of players who can score, even though Aguero’s replacement, Gabriel Jesus, hasn’t been in a too good form.
Burnley vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups
Burnley predicted lineup: Pope – Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton, Pieters – Cork, Westwood, Hendrick, McNeil – Barnes, Rodriguez
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Stones, Fernandinho, Walker, Mendy – Rodri, David Silva, De Bruyne – Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus
Other Burnley vs Manchester City betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.55