2019-20 Premier League – Man City vs Burnley Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Man City vs Burnley kick off? Monday 22nd June, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Man City vs Burnley being played? Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Where can I get tickets for Man City vs Burnley? No tickets are available as this match will be played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Man City vs Burnley on in the UK? Sky Sports

Where can I stream Man City vs Burnley in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

MAN CITY

  • Man City got their league campaign back underway last Wednesday as they played their game-in-hand against Arsenal and ran out comfortable winners 3-0 in the end to further cement second spot.
  • They are expected to make wholesale changes for this match as Pep Guardiola has virtually a fully fit squad at his disposal so there could be as many as eight or nine changes to the starting eleven.
  • Eric Garcia will miss out due to the nasty head injury he picked up on Wednesday while John Stones is an injury doubt but the likes of Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Otamendi, Fernandinho and Rodri are all expected to come into the side.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko; Foden, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling

Unavailable: Garcia (Injured), Bravo (Injured)

Doubtful: Stones (Injured)

BURNLEY

  • Burnley were enjoying a seven-match unbeaten run before the enforced break in action which helped them pull away from any immediate relegation danger and they sit in a comfortable mid-table position as they resume.
  • Boss Sean Dyche has a number of injury concerns for this match as forwards Wood and Barnes have both picked up knocks and are likely to miss out so Vydra and Rodriguez are set to lead the attack.
  • Lowton is a slight question mark so Bardsley will likely be at right-back and Dyche is expected to otherwise name all his available regulars starters for this short trip to the Etihad.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Rodriguez, Vydra

Unavailable: Gudmundsson (Injured), Wood (Injured), Gibson (Personal reasons), Barnes (Injured)

Doubtful: Lowton (Injured)

KEY STATS

  • Man. City have won 8 of their last 9 matches against Burnley in all competitions
  • Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 home league matches
  • Man City have won 5-0 in each of their last 2 home matches against Burnley in all competitions
  • Man City have won by a margin of at least 3 goals in each of their last 4 home matches against Burnley in all competitions
  • Man. City have won to nil in 3 of their last 4 home matches against Burnley in all competitions
  • There have been over 3.5 goals scored in 4 of the last 6 matches between Man City and Burnley in all competitions
  • Burnley are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Burnley’s last 6 league matches
  • Burnley have scored the first goal in 3 of their last 4 league matches
  • Burnley haven’t scored more than 1 goal in any of their last 10 matches against Man City in all competitions

THE PREDICTION

City will have benefitted from having played a match already although that may not be the case if Guardiola plays virtually an entirely different side. They did play some excellent football at times against Arsenal with De Bruyne pulling the strings but Burnley will make it much harder than the Gunners did. Dyche’s men will focus initially on just keeping things tight so a low-scoring match could ensue making under 2.5 goals tempting. Otherwise, City have to be favoured to eventually break them down even if that comes late in the game.

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