Manchester City vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
The Citizens were dealt a heavy blow by arch-rivals Manchester United the last match-day. With the league as good as gone, and with the CL second leg against Real Madrid on the horizon, it’s expected of Pep Guardiola’s men to deliver a huge win, and get their confidence back.
Manchester City vs Burnley Match Preview
Pep’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against arch-rivals, the Red Devils. It was a loss that shattered the confidence of the team, and with Liverpool about to dethrone them from the PL throne, the team is in some urgent need of self-belief.
Meanwhile, the Clarets secured a 1-1 draw at home against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. It was their fifth unbeaten game in a row, but three of those were draws. Their two wins had come against struggling teams, while against squads that had some caliber, Sean Dyche’s men failed to perform.
Pep may have lost the league title, but he still can gun for another kind of treble. His squad has already won the EFL Cup, and they are very much alive in the FA Cup, and most importantly in the Champions League.
With several major teams about to crash out of the CL, it seems like a good opportunity for the Citizens to make good use of their PL campaign to get prepared for the upcoming battles in Europe’s premier competition.
Manchester City vs Burnley Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture saw Guardiola’s men win 1-4 on the road.
- The Clarets are on a four-match losing run.
- Eight of the former nine games were won by the defending champions.
- The combined scoreline of the prior two meetings at this venue is 10-0, in favor of the hosts.
Manchester City vs Burnley Prediction
The Citizens are the reigning treble-holders of England, and along with Jurgen Klopp’s men, they have been the absolute best team in the country for the past few years. On the other hand, Dyche’s men are considered to be a mid-table side on their best day.
Moreover, Guardiola’s men are desperate for a win to get back into their groove, and they have a phenomenal record against this opponent in h2h clashes.
In fact, the defending champions are on a four-game winning run against the Clarets, and had won eight of the past nine encounters as well. Also, only once have they lost against Dyche’s men since 1998, and hold a 100% unbeaten record at home.
Furthermore, in front of the home crowd, the Citizens have scored a total of 36 goals from the prior ten h2h meetings, while they themselves have conceded just once in the preceding four such clashes.
Taking these stats under consideration, it’s predicted that Manchester City are on course to deliver a massive win this Saturday.