Manchester City and Burnley will face each other on Saturday in their first game after the international break. After the results of seven matches, the reigning champions stand third in the Premier League table, but Guardiola is likely to be one of many coaches affected by the punishing schedule. Here is everything you need to know about Manchester City vs Burnley football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
Gabriel Jesus and Ederson will not be accessible due to their late return from South America. On Saturday, Zack Steffen will take over in goal for the latter.
Both Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko are close to returning to Manchester City after injury layoffs.
For Saturday’s match against Manchester City, Sean Dyche will be hoping to get Ben Mee and Maxwel Cornet back from injury.
When Connor Roberts returned to the first team for Wales during the international break Burnley had a boost as he’ll be vying for Matt Lowton’s starting spot in this game.
Before the break, Kevin Long and Jay Rodriguez returned from injuries, but Dale Stephens is still out.
Manchester City vs Burnley prediction
To reclaim their winning ways Burnley should provide the ideal opponent for Manchester City. The previous four times Burnley has visited the Etihad, Pep Guardiola’s team has triumphed 5-0.
This season Burnely is still without a league win and it is unlikely to happen this weekend. They’ve lost seven of their last eight games on the road against City.
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).
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