Manchester City vs Burnley
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 28 November 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola has made one of his slowest ever starts to a league season. As of now they are placed 13th in the table with just 12 points against their name – from eight fixtures.
The team had hopes of thwarting the challenge of defending champions Liverpool this time around, and it seemed like Jurgen Klopp’s men would fall off course due to injuries to almost the entirety of their backline.
But sadly, the Citizens have so far failed to take advantage of it.
It goes without saying that they are desperate to get back on the winning track, and they need a huge and compelling win to bring confidence back to their camps. And they just might have the opportunity this weekend, against one of the worst teams in the competition.
The Clarets have a single win to their name all through this season, and they have scored the fewest number of goals of all the teams in the tournament.
On top of that, they also have a worrying h2h record against this opponent.
Likely, expect Manchester City to make use of this opportunity and post a convincing win.
Manchester City vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-3 win for the Citizens, and the game had taken place just a month back.
- They are on a six-fixture winning run, and they had also won ten of the former eleven encounters.
- They have scored a total of 69 goals from the past 21 meetings.
- The combined scorecard for the previous three games at this stadium is 15-0, in favor of the hosts.
Manchester City vs Burnley: Prediction
Pep’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Tottenham. In the meantime, Sean Dyche’s men won 1-0 at home the past game week, against Crystal Palace.
However, the Clarets have been one of the worst teams in the English top flight in 2020-21. They were winless in seven of their preceding eight match-ups, and remained so in 12 of their former 15 games.
And in the last five months on the road, they have had a total of two wins – and both had come against teams currently in the lower divisions.
On the other hand, their counterparts are one of the best teams in the world, and are also amongst the title-hopefuls of the EPL.
More importantly, they have an unbelievable h2h record against this rival over the years.
As such, expect a huge Manchester City win this Saturday – and plenty of goals from them as well.
Manchester City vs Burnley: Betting Tips
Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).