Burnley vs Manchester City
England Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Kick-Off at 18.00 UK
Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley.
Manchester City got off to a somewhat slower start to the season but managed to find the superb form just in time to make a significant difference between them and the rest of the league at the top of the Premier League standings.
The Citizens won 12 on the bounce across competitions and are three points clear off the second-placed Manchester United with a game in hand on the fierce city rivals.
Pep Guardiola made several significant changes for the weekend’s home match against the rock-bottomed Sheffield United. He left the likes of Raheem Sterling, Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Rodri, and Riyad Mahrez on the bench.
Most of them are expected to return to the starting line-up for the mid-week’s away fixture against Burnley at Turf Moor.
The visitors should thus have much more energy than Clarets who obviously lack such depth to make frequent changes and rest their key players in such a congested schedule.
Burnley vs Manchester City Head-to-head
- Manchester City have completely dominated this match-up in the most recent history.
- The Citizens won seven on the spin against Clarets. As many as six of these seven victories came by at least three goals difference.
- Manchester City bagged five goals when they last met Clarets in late-November last year. Riyad Mahrez completed a hat-trick on the occasion.
Burnley vs Manchester City Prediction
Burnley have the second-worst attacking record in the entire league. They scored no more than 13 goals in 20 rounds so far and we can hardly imagine them getting on the scoresheet against by far the best defence in the competition.
The hosts picked up super-important back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Aston Villa lately, but quickly returned to the old habits by falling 2-0 away at the out-of-form Chelsea on Sunday.
As we mentioned above, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling were rested in the weekend’s 1-0 win against Sheffield United. They were both on target in the 0-5 drubbing of West Bromwich Albion a week ago. The Algerian winger notched a hat-trick in the previous match against Burnley two months ago.
Man City to win to nil is a banker at the 1.72 odds, while we will also back Riyad Mahrez to score anytime at the 2.25 odds.
Burnley vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Manchester City to win to nil @ 1.72
Riyad Mahrez to score anytime @ 2.25.