Tip Manchester City - Burnley
The recent league outings have not been the best for Manchester City and generally, it has been a struggle domestically. They will have another chance to start stabilizing their season with a home match against Burnley this Saturday. Heading to this game, City are in 13th place with 12 points while Burnley are 17th with five points. Manchester City have failed to win their last two league matches – against Liverpool, where they came from down to draw 1-1, and against Tottenham Hotspur, a match they lost 2-0. They recovered from the loss with a win away in the Champions League on Wednesday and will want to build on it when they face Burnley. While it has been a smooth ride for City in the Champions League, they have struggled to replicate that and their form in the earlier seasons when it comes to the Premier League. City have managed just six clean sheets in their 14 matches this season and their struggles in attack are highlighted by the fact they haven’t scored more than a goal in the last six league matches. They have two clean sheets in their eight league matches this season and the eight matches have yielded just three wins. Facing Burnley, they will be hoping the home form that has driven them largely in the previous seasons checks in. Manchester City have scored in 18 straight home matches in the league and have won 14 of those, while losing just two. In their last 10 league games at home, City have scored two or more goals in eight and kept seven clean sheets. The hosts go to this game unbeaten in 11 matches against Burnley and have won each of the last six meetings.
Burnley, on their part, managed just their first win of the league this season in their last match, beating Crystal Palace 1-0. That win also came with a second straight clean sheet and Burnley will not want this run stopped when they travel to City. The only goal of the match was scored by Chris Wood and it served only their second win this season after an earlier one in the League Cup clash against Millwall. Thus in 11 matches played this season, Burnley have two wins and only four clean sheets. In their last nine league matches, Burnley have one win and six losses and they have failed to score in five of their eight league matches this season. Away from home, they have two draws and two losses in their four matches so far in the season. They have conceded three goals or more in the last three meetings with Manchester City and have scored in just one of the last six meetings with City.
Key points Manchester City - Burnley
Burnley have two wins in 11 matches this season.
Manchester City are unbeaten in 11 matches against Burnley.
Burnley have one win in nine league matches.
Manchester City have scored two or more in eight of their last 10 home league matches.
Burnley have failed to score in five of their eight matches in the league this season.
Conclusion Manchester City - Burnley
Burnley managed their first win in the league in their last outing and will be hoping to build on it in a game against an opponent they haven’t beaten in the last 11 meetings. City have struggled a bit in their recent league matches but looking at the strength of opponents they have faced, they shouldn’t be troubled by Burnley. The hosts have scored two or more in eight of the last 10 league matches at home, and kept seven clean sheets in that run. On the flip side, the visitors are experiencing a very poor start to the season, and we will back the hosts for a 2-0 win.
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Manchester City Burnley Prediction published on November 26, 2020