Manchester City to Record Comfortable Victory

    Manchester City vs Burnley Preview 28/11/2020

    27 Nov 2020 | Premier League | Preview
    Manchester City to Record Comfortable Victory
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    The third match of the weekend in the English Premier League takes place at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City meet Burnley. The hosts begin the weekend in 13th place on 12 points while the visitors are down in 17th place on 5 points.

    Manchester City come into this match on the back of a narrow 1-0 victory at Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Phil Foden scored the only goal of the game after 36 minutes and Manchester City secured their place in the knockout stages of the competition with two matches to spare.

    However, form in the Premier League has not been as good and Manchester City have failed to win in 3 of their last 4 Premier League games. In addition to draws at West Ham United and at home against Liverpool, Manchester City lost 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Having conceded an early goal in the 5th minute, Manchester City could not breakdown the Spurs defence.

    Trends show Manchester City have successfully kept a clean sheet in 7 of their 10 most recent home Premier League games. In their last 10 home games in Premier League, Manchester City have managed to win at half-time and full-time 8 times.

    Manchester City have won each of their last 6 meetings with Burnley, scoring 3 or more goals in 5 of those 6 matches.

    Burnley make the short trip to the Etihad Stadium having recorded their first victory in the Premier League this season at home against Crystal Palace last weekend. The 1-0 win was a huge boost for Burnley who were struggling to pick up points. Prior to the win over Crystal Palace, Burnley had picked up only 2 points, away at West Bromwich Albion and Brighton.

    Scoring goals has been a big problem for Burnley their season and they have managed only 1 goal in their last 5 Premier League matches.

    In 7 of Burnley's last 9 away games in all competitions there have been under 2.5 goals scored. That includes each of their last 2 away Premier League games which have both ended 0-0. However, of their 9 most recent away matches in all competitions, Burnley have succeeded in keeping a clean sheet in 6 encounters.

    Team news and Manchester City are without injured defender Nathan Aké. The Dutchman is the only player currently unavailable to Pep Guardiola and the hosts could be at full strength for this game.

    Burnley travel without the injured trio of Robert Brady, Dale Stephens, and Jack Cork. They also have doubts over the fitness of goalkeeper Nick Pope.

    Manchester City come into this game as the huge favourites to take maximum points. They have a fantastic recent record against Burnley and it would not be a surprise to see them win this game by at least 2 goals and keep a clean sheet in the process.

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    Aston VillaNewcastle United
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    1
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    Newcastle UnitedLeeds United
    26/01/2021 18:00
    1
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    Crystal PalaceWest Ham
    26/01/2021 18:00
    2
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    West BromwichManchester City
    26/01/2021 20:15
    2

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