Burnley did not warm up for the reception of Manchester City in ideal fashion. They come into Saturday’s fixture off the back of a shock 4-0 defeat to West Brom! Returning to home soil should provide them with some confidence, where they have the fourth best record in the league – only Tottenham and Chelsea have collected more points at home than Burnley this season, so it will not be a walkover for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Manchester City managed an unconvincing 1-1 draw against Gladbach in the Champions League on Wednesday but now turn their attentions to this match against Burnley. Their performances have dropped in recent weeks, but they have still won five of their six league away matches.
Burnley triumphed the last time they welcomed City and it would be a shock if they can repeat the feat here. City have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last four, which should give Burnley added faith, but an away win seems likely, even if only a narrow one. Naija and Bet
Burnley – Burnley have a clean bill of health ahead of the reception of Manchester City after Stephen Ward returned at left-back against West Brom on Monday.
Sean Dyche may shut up shop in a 4-5-1 formation, which means there is no place in the starting XI for Andre Gray once more. The Burnley manager has to decide between Scott Arfield or George Boyd on the left wing.
Manchester City – Vincent Kompany missed their 1-1 draw with Gladbach in midweek after being ruled out for several weeks with a knee injury. Fernandinho was sent off in that match but his European suspension does not carry over into the Premier League.
Yaya Toure made a shock return to the starting XI against Crystal Palace last weekend and capped his first league appearance of the season with a brace, he could retain his league spot against Burnley on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola likes to make changes following Champions League action and you’d expect slight rotation here.
Man City have won 5 of their last 6 away matches in Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Man City’s last 6 away games Premier League.
Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches (Premier League).