Burnley v Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 01, 2018
Turf Moor - Premier League
Struggling Burnley host Premier League leaders Manchester City this weekend, with Sean Dyche's side in an awful run of recent form.
City have won their last three Premier League meetings against Burnley, including a 3-0 win at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season. Burnley's last win over City came back in 2015, courtesy of George Boyd's winning goal in a 1-0 victory.
Burnley will hand late fitness tests to two of the regular back four ahead of the visit of Pep Guardiola's City side, with James Tarkowski and Stephen Ward both facing a a race to be fit.
Dyche will also be without Steven Defour, Robbie Brady, Jon Walters, Dean Marney, Chris Wood and Tom Heaton, who are all still some way away from a return.
City will also be without a number of first team players through injury for this game, with David Silva and John Stones set to miss out. Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden, Bernard Mendy and Fabian Delph are all still out of action, meaning Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Danilo could all start.
Burnley v Manchester City Preview and Prediction
Burnley are really struggling for form at the moment, and the Clarets are without a win in their last eight games, however their strong start to the season has stood them in good stead and they are still in 7th place in the table.
All conquering City have lost just once in the Premier League this season, and they have comfortably beaten Newcastle and West Brom since that loss to Liverpool.
A 2017 Burnley may have given City some problems, but City should have a clear run at three points here - with an away win priced at 6/19.
Dyche's side have had problems scoring in recent games, netting just twice in their last five Premier League against, compared to City's brilliance in attack.
With that in mind a no to both teams to score bet is priced at 4/6.
Manchester City to win 2-0 at 11/2
City look virtually home and dry in terms of securing them Premier League title this season, and a faltering Burnley side will make things tough for them, but they are unlikely to pose too much of an issue.
Sergio Aguero to score anytime at 4/6
Argentina international Aguero is City's top scorer so far this season, with 17 Premier League goals so far in 2017-18. In the absence of Silva, Jesus and Sane even more focus will be placed on his goal scoring ability.