Manchester City vs. Burnley Match Analysis and Prediction

Manchester City remains with the task of transferring their European exploits into their domestic exploits this weekend. The side will be playing host to Burnley at the Etihad Stadium. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 6 pm.

Pep Guardiola set the highest record for a manager qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League 13 times. However, the side still languishes in the bottom half of the Premier League table. They welcome a Burnley side that picked their first win of the Premier League in their last time out.

The Champions League remains the holy grail for Guardiola to claim at the Etihad Stadium, especially after signing a two-year contract extension. The side won all their Champions League group stage matches with an aggregate scoreline of 10-1. Their latest win was their 1-0 victory against Olympiacos.

City’s Premier League form has been far from impressive, with only two wins from their last seven Premier League outings. The 12 points after eight games make it their worst start to the season since their 2008-09 reign. Their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham leaves the side 13th on the table with eight points off the pace.

On the other hand, Burnley faced a rough start to the season with an only win so far. The side also faces a deficit on the final third with only four goals so far. It remains a major hurdle this Saturday.

Manchester City vs. Burnley Head to Head

Both sides have 15 games against each other, with Manchester City with 11 wins while Burnley with only one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:


Olympiacos 0-1 Manchester City

Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

Manchester City 3-0 Olympiacos

Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City


Burnley 0-1 Crystal Palace

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

Burnley 0-1 Tottenham

West Brom 0-0 Burnley

Manchester City Team News

Pep Guardiola will enjoy from a fully fit squad ahead of their clash with the only injury concern being Nathan Ake. Injury boosts for the side include the return of Fernadinho and Benjamin Mendy. Fully fit Sergio Aguero will lead the attacking line.

Burnley Team News

A significant blow for the side is the head injury suffered by Nick Pope, who has been the most outstanding play so far. Bailey-Farell expects to deputize Pope between the sticks. Jack Cork remains a long-time absentee.

Prediction and Odds

Manchester City look set to get back on their free-scoring form after their Champions League exploits.

Man City Win

Away: No Score

Goals Under 2.5

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