Manchester City vs Burnley Predictions and Betting:
The Premier League is at a stage where the teams are trying to consolidate their position in the table by winning as much as possible. But there are other teams who are trying to get their campaign together after a disappointing start to the season.
Burnley and Manchester City are two such teams who take on each other this weekend to try to straighten their position in the table. Manchester City are coming into this game with a shock defeat against Spurs whereas Burnley would be desperate to get their first win of the season.
Manchester City are having a clear home advantage whereas Burnley are looking for some resurgence on Saturday.
Burnley vs Manchester City Prediction and Betting Summary
Burnley vs Manchester City: Recent form
Burnley are having yet another disappointing season in Premier League as the side has gone winless in 7 games so far. They are currently in the relegation zone with just 2 points as the team managed to secure draws against Brighton and West Brom along with 5 defeats.
It is important for the side to do a better job in the coming games if the team wants to get out of the hole that they have fallen in. Looking at their recent most meeting they managed to draw against Brighton in the first week of November. They have scored just once in 6 occasions this season.
Manchester City who were the runners up in the premier league last season got off to a good start this season with a win against Wolves but got hammered against Leicester City with a 5-2 margin.
They were held to a draw against Leeds, but a win against Arsenal boosted their confidence. In a tough game against Liverpool, they had to settle for a draw after posing a formidable challenge against the defending champions.
But their last outing was forgettable one as they bowed down to Spurs. They are currently in 13th place with just 3 wins in 8 games and needs to start winning games on the trot to get back to the top of the table. They have scored 9 goals in the last 6 outings.
Manchester City vs Burnley predictions and betting: Head-to-head
Matches: 17 : Manchester City: 13 Burnley: 1Draw: 3
Last 5 games: Manchester City – 5, Burnley – 0, Draw – 0.
Recent Meeting: City won against Burnley with a 3-0 margin in a premier league fixture.
Manchester City vs Burnley predictions and betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The Manchester City will field a 4-3-3 formation against the visitors while Burnley would go in with a 4-4-2 combination to resist City’s attack.
The Manchester City attack looks quite lethal with Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Torres in the line-up. Jesus has 3 goals in 4 appearances and has 81% passing rate. He also created 0.8 key passes and is a good dribbler with 1.8 dribbles per game.
Raheem Sterling has also been a prime player for them who has a fine finishing touch and provides a lot of crucial passes. He has netted on 7 occasions along with 2 assists in 15 outings so far. He has so far provided with 1.7 shots on target, 1.2 key passes and 2.5 dribbles per match.
Ferran Torres has 9 goals and an assist from the start of this season along with creating 2.4 shots on target per game. The forward will be assisted by one of the best midfielders Kevin De Bruyne who takes the attack to the opposition.
The Burnley attack has been underperforming with just a goal in the last six outings. The attack will be led by the likes of Ashley Barney and Chris Wood who will have to find a way to score on Saturday.
Barney’s strengths include passing, holding on to the ball and is an indirect set piece threat. He has 72.1% pass accuracy along with 3.2 aerial duels won so far. Unfortunately, he is yet to open his account for the team in this season.
Chris Wood will accompany Barney who has a good finishing touch that has resulted in 3 goals so far in 13 outings. In addition to this, he has 60.2% pass success and is exceptional in aerial duels winning 5.1 duels per game.
The Manchester City defense would be pushing themselves to have a clean sheet against the underdogs on Saturday.
Kyle Walker will be a key defender in stopping the Burnley attack in the absence of Mindy. He is an excellent passer and a set piece threat who has 89.1% pass success along with 1.6 tackles, 0.8 interception and 1.6 clears in 18 outings.
Ruben Dias is a quality defender who controls the possession and gives some amazing crosses. He has so far provided with 1.1 tackles, 3.3 clears and 0.3 blocks in addition to 92.8% passing rate. Aymeric Laporte is another quality defender in the team who has 89.2% pass accuracy and has won 2 aerial duels won per game.
The Burnley defense has the services of Tarkowski, Mee, Lowton and Taylor to guard the goal post from a strong attack.
Tarkowski has been a prime defender who is good in aerial duels, tackles and in blocking the attack. He has 76.4% pass accuracy and has won 2 tackles, 4 clears per game in this season. Ben Mee has 80% success in passes along with 3 aerial duels won in every outing.
Apart from that he blocks on occasions and has 6 clears in every game so far. Matthew Lowton is known for his interceptions and tackles. This is reflected in his stats where he has managed to win 1.7 tackles and 2.3 interceptions in every outing.