Manchester City is looking to become the first Premier League team since Arsenal in 2002 to win 13 successive games across all competitions when they take the trip to Burnley. The match schedules for Wednesday at Turf Moor with kickoff at 9 pm.
The Citizens have been on an impressive run of form for the past months, thus finding their way back to the Premier League’s top. Burnley recently ended Liverpool’s incredible home stretch of wins at Anfield. However, a defeat to Chelsea in their last time out leaves them just two places above the relegation zone.
City worked hard to battle to shake off Sheffield United with Gabriel Jesus’ early goal proving enough to provide a 1-0 win at Etihad Stadium. The win marked City’s eight straight wins with Manchester United held by Arsenal, three points ahead with a game in hand.
Pulling off a shock defeat against an in-form Pep Guardiola side is difficult, but Burnley knows how to pull off a shock defeat. It was only two weeks when Burnley put an end to Liverpool’s 68-home unbeaten run.
The Clarets followed with a 3-2 over against Aston Villa, though a 2-0 loss to Chelsea Sunday means they are still in the lower sides of the division. Despite being two points off the dropzone, they are eight-point better off than Fulham.
Burnley vs. Manchester City Head to Head
Both sides have 16 games against each other, with Burnley taking home one win while Manchester City with 11 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Chelsea 2-0 Burnley
Burnley 3-2 Aston Villa
Fulham 0-3 Burnley
Liverpool 0-1 Burnley
West Ham 1-0 Burnley
Man City 1-0 Sheffield United
West Brom 0-5 Man City
Cheltenham Town 1-3 Man City
Man City 2-0 Aston Villa
Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace
Burnley Team News
Ashley Barnes missed their recent loss to Chelsea due to a knock and remained under assessment ahead of the clash. The same case applies to striker Chris Wood. Charlie Taylor and Josh Brownhill are considered doubts with thigh and ankle injuries, respectively.
Manchester City Team News
Kevin De Bruyne remains on the sidelines, with Nathan Ake missing out on the treatment table. Striker Sergio Aguero recovered from an ankle injury and could play some part this Wednesday. Riyad Mahrez scored more goals against Burnley than any other Premier League side.
Prediction and Odds
Man City look like their old self and look less likely to post any disappointments in their title run.
Manchester City Win
Goals Over 2.5
Mahrez to Score