Burnley vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
The title is slowly slipping out of the grasp of the Citizens. After 14 match-days, they are 11 points behind the determined Reds, and if something is not done soon, Pep Guardiola can kiss goodbye his dreams of delivering the three-peat.
Likely, expect the desperate City squad to secure the win at any cost against Burnley, who have lost four of their last six games.
Burnley vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- City are on a three-game winning run against this opponent.
- Burnley failed to score a single goal in these three matches.
- In the last two decades, only once have Burnley won against this opposition.
- Disregarding a single draw, and loss, the visitors have a 100% winning record at this venue in the previous two decades.
- The Citizens scored five or more goals in two of the former three encounters.
Burnley vs Manchester City Prediction
Burnley could have made the most of their home status against a struggling Crystal Palace the last match-day, but instead, they succumbed to a 0-2 defeat in front of the home crowd. Meanwhile, presenting an 11-point lead on the table for rivals Liverpool, Manchester City conceded an 88th-minute-equalizer to share the spoils with Newcastle the previous game week.
As such, Pep Guardiola’s men are no longer tipped as the favorites for the PL crown. Keep note that the Spanish manager is trying to record the rare feat of delivering hattrick triumphs in three different major European leagues.
It could be said that the campaign is still in its first half, but if Liverpool’s form is any indication, they could go unbeaten this whole tournament, and that puts the reigning champions on a tough spot. They need to win every single one of their remaining games, starting with this one. It’s now do-or-die time for the Manchester Blues.
Therefore, expect the full intellectual might of Guardiola to be on display this Tuesday on the pitch. The team does have the talent, as well as experience to deal with this situation. Moreover, they have heavily dominated this opponent in h2h clashes.
To quote a stat, only once have Burnley defeated this rival since 1998, and they have lost seven of the last eight meetings. Moreover, Burnley have not scored a single goal against the Citizens in the previous three clashes and conceded five or more in two of the former three.
Moreover, Burnley have lost four of their prior six overall match-ups this season and remained winless in ten of their preceding fourteen fixtures.
Taking into account all these observations, anticipate a huge and convincing win for back-to-back champions, Manchester City.
Burnley vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.75 (3/4)
To Score in Both Halves: Manchester City @ 1.75 (3/4).