The Citizens will stay at the top of the Premier League even if they lost at Turf Moor, but a defeat is not an option for Pep Guardiola’s side. Read our Burnley vs Manchester City Preview and get the latest news and stats.
Burnley Recent Form & Team News
Burnley’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea (Jan 31) was their eighth straight Premier League game without a draw (W4, L4) while five of their last seven league matches ended in a 1-0 scoreline (W2, L3). Interestingly, their last three league fixtures that featured over 1.5 goals each saw scoring in both halves.
However, seven (70%) of the last ten goals their league home games produced arrived after HT including all three they scored when beating Aston Villa (Jan 27). Only losing one of their last six home PL games (W4, D1) has helped the Clarets push clear of the relegation zone although they’ve a dreadful record against their visitors here (W1, D1, L6 – all competitions this millennium).
Player to watch: Ex-City defender Ben Mee netted Burnley’s opener in each of their last two goalscoring home league games.
Sean Dyche doesn’t have any new injury-related concerns, but four of his players are questionable to play. Ashley Barnes (knock), Josh Brownhill (foot), Charlie Taylor (thigh), and Chris Wood (thigh) could miss this game.
Manchester City Recent Form & Team News
Table-topping Manchester City’s perfect January saw them become the first side playing in England’s top four tiers to win nine competitive games in one month. Rather ominously for the hosts, City are now on a run of eight consecutive league victories, and have earned a league-high average of 7.55 corners per league game (ahead of the round) this season. What’s more, four of the last five PL H2Hs (W5) have seen them score 4+ goals.
Additionally, the Citizens have now scored more PL away goals (15) than Burnley have managed anywhere this league campaign (13) with a PL-high (ahead of this matchday) 80% of those coming before HT. They’ve netted an average of 2.2 goals per game in their last five competitive visits here (W4, D1) – four games therein saw them register exactly one first-half goal.
Player to watch: Riyad Mahrez bagged a hat-trick against Burnley earlier this season and both netted and assisted in City’s last league away game.
Hot stat: City boss Pep Guardiola has a near-perfect record against Burnley and Sean Dyche (W11, D1). In fact, he’s beaten no other manager more often.
Pep Guardiola will be without Sergio Aguero (illness), Nathan Ake (muscle), and Kevin De Bruyne (thigh).
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