Burnley vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Burnley vs Man City prediction: Burnley 1-2 Man City

Manchester City falter again.

At the weekend, Pep Guardiola’s side fell further behind Liverpool so surely can’t afford to slip up again.

However, Turf Moor is never an easy place to go as Burnley have proven, on the whole, this season.

Will Manchester City get back to winning ways away?

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Burnley vs Manchester City: Who will win?

Burnley are a massive 12/1 to beat Manchester City.

The Citizens meanwhile are 2/9 to leave Turf Moor with all three points.

A draw is 5/1.

Over 2.5 goals is 1/2.

Both teams to score is evens.

Manchester City to win and over 2.5 goals is 4/7.

Manchester City to win and both teams to score is 7/4.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at Vitality Stadium on August 25, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Ashley Barnes, as always, will be a handful. He is 10/1 to open the scoring and 10/3 to net anytime.

Chris Wood, his strike partner, also has six goals to his name. The New Zealander is also 10/1 to score first and 16/5 to add to his tally.

Raheem Sterling has eight Premier League goals to his name this season. He is 7/2 to break the deadlock and 11/10 to score anytime.

Bernardo Silva will also be a threat. The Portuguese midfielder is 9/2 to score first and 6/4 to score anytime.

Both Barnes and Wood to score is 22/1.

Both Dwight McNeil and Jeff Hendrick to score is 125/1.

Both Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to score is 3/1.

Both Bernardo Silva and Sterling to score is 9/2.

Burnley vs Manchester City: Match preview

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: The corner flag showing the Burnley club crest before the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Burnley suffer a rare defeat at home.

On Saturday, Sean Dyche’s team were underwhelming as they were beaten 2-0 by Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.

Prior to that, they’d won back to back matches 3-0; at Vicarage Road against Watford and at home to West Ham.

Overall, the Clarets are on 18 points after 14 matches which means they are in the top half of the table.

12 of those points have been won on home turf.

As well as West Ham, Southampton, Norwich and Everton have all left Lancashire empty handed.

Will they claim the biggest scalp of all by beating the champions here?

Will Manchester City get an increasingly rare away win?

KHARKOV, UKRAINE – SEPTEMBER 18: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City at Metalist Stadium on September 18, 2019 in Kharkov, Ukraine. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Another set-back for Manchester City.

At the weekend, the Citizens travelled to St James’ Park, a ground they lost at back in February.

Early on, it looked like it was going to be an easy afternoon for them though.

Mid-way through the first half, David Silva’s back-heel found it’s way to Raheem Sterling who fired home.

But, less than three minutes later, Newcastle were back level.

Then, very little happened for the next hour before a moment of magic.

With just seven minutes remaining, Kevin De Bruyne scored a fabulous half-volley, in off the cross-bar, to put them back in front.

But, once again, they could not hold on.

Newcastle hit back for a second time, scoring from long-range; 2-2 it finished.

That mean’s they have already dropped 13 points after 14 matches and, crucially, they are now 11 points behind league-leaders Liverpool.

After this, the Citizens take on Manchester United, Arsenal, Leicester, Wolves and then Sheffield United.

That is a very tough run of fixture but surely they can not afford any more slip-ups.

Burnley team news vs Manchester City

Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor, Burnley on Sunday 12th May 2019. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

On the whole, Sean Dyche’s team very rarely changes.

However, given that this is a mid-week match, he may be tempted to tinker just that little bit more than usual.

In goal, despite not being at his best on Saturday, Nick Pope is expected to keep his place.

In defence, centre-backs Ben Mee and James Tarkowski will both start as usual.

The former ranks fourth for blocks (17) and the latter sits fourth for headed clearances (39).

Expect both of those numbers to rise here.

There will be at least one change at full-back.

Left-back Charlie Taylor went off injured at the weekend so Erik Pieters will come in.

On the other side, Matthew Lowton could come back in for 34 year old Phil Bardsley who was given the run around by Wilfried Zaha at the weekend.

In midfield, Robbie Brady got a very rare start on Saturday but is unlikely to keep his place here.

Ashley Westwood is back from suspension so will return, alongside Jack Cork in the centre, with Jeff Hendrick pushing out-wide.

Dwight McNeil will be the danger man on the other flank.

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is not expected back from a thigh injury until next week at the earliest.

Up front, as always will be Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

They have six goals each in the Premier League so, between them, they’ve netted 62% of all of Burnley’s goals.

Can either, or both, fire them to a famous win under the lights?

Manchester City team news vs Burnley

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City in action during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Manchester City and Dinamo Zagreb at Etihad Stadium on October 01, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

After another underwhelming performance at Newcastle, Pep Guardiola is likely to make changes from the weekend.

Ederson has four clean sheets this season, the joint-second most, but he will want to improve that tally.

Although, the Brazilian is not getting much help from the defence in front of him.

At centre-back, John Stones will start for a sixth Premier League game in a row alongside Fernandinho.

This would see Nicolás Otamendi left on the bench.

They’re likely to change both full-backs though.

Kyle Walker and particularly Benjamin Mendy were poor on Saturday so João Cancelo and Angeliño could both come in.

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Aymeric Laporte have long-term injuries.

Ahead of the back four, Rodri will come in as the anchor in place of İlkay Gündoğan, who is suspended.

In the more attacking midfield positions, they have an array of options.

Bernardo Silva was the man who was left out at the weekend so, he’s likely to come in with Riyad Mahrez the most likely to drop out.

Phil Foden could get a very rare start but will probably find himself in familiar territory, on a substitute’s bench.

That’s because their current starters are somewhat undroppable.

Only one player has been involved in more Premier League goals this season than Kevin de Bruyne’s 13 (4 goals and 9 assists).

Likewise, Guardiola is unlikely to leave out David Silva or Raheem Sterling.

Up front, he has no choice.

Sergio Agüero is still out with a thigh problem so Gabriel Jesus will continue to deputise.

Can Manchester City get their first away win in any competition since 19 October?

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Manchester City.

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Burnley.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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2Manchester City28183768313757
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4Chelsea FC29146951391248
5Manchester United29129844301445
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