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Premier League – Manchester City vs Burnley prediction, team news, lineup

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Premier League – Manchester City vs Burnley prediction, team news, lineup

Premier League - Manchester City vs Burnley prediction, team news, lineup

In the first game back after the international break, Manchester City will take on Burnley on Saturday. Before the interval, Pep Guardiola’s team salvaged a point in a dramatic 2-2 draw with Liverpool. The reigning champions are third in the standings after seven matches. Here is our expert guess on Manchester City vs Burnley football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.

Team news

Manchester City

Gabriel Jesus and Ederson returned late from South America and will not be available for Saturday’s match.  Zack Steffen will take over in goal for the latter.

After injury layoffs, both Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko are close to returning to Manchester City.

Burnley

Sean Dyche will be hoping to get Ben Mee and Maxwel Cornet back from injury for Saturday’s match against Manchester City.

Connor Roberts will be vying for Matt Lowton’s starting spot in this game. Burnley had a boost when Connor Roberts returned to the first team for Wales during the international break. 

Kevin Long and Jay Rodriguez returned from injuries before the break, but Dale Stephens is still out.

Manchester City vs Burnley prediction

Burnley has visited Etihad four times in the past, Pep Guardiola’s team has triumphed 5-0. Burnley should provide the ideal opponent for Manchester City to reclaim their winning ways.

Burnley has not won any game this season not achieving a victory yet and it is unlikely to happen this weekend. They’ve lost seven of their last eight games on the road against City.

Match Facts

In their last four home games, Man City has kept a clean sheet (Premier League).

Burnley has lost nine of their last ten games (Premier League).

Man City is unbeaten in their past six games (Premier League).

Burnley has given up at least two goals in each of their previous three away games (Premier League).

Lineup

Manchester City possible starting lineup:

Steffen; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Walker; Foden, Rodri, De Bruyne; Grealish, Torres, Mahrez

Burnley possible starting lineup:

Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Cornet, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Wood, Vydra

Our Prediction: Manchester City 4 – 0 Burnley 

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