Man city vs Burnley match preview, predictions, possible lineups, time and where to watch


Master meets student as Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola takes on former captain Vincent Kompany and his Burnley side

The upcoming Premier League clash between Manchester City and Burnley is scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The match will kick off at 8:30 PM WAT. Samuel Barrott will serve as the referee for this encounter.

Man city vs Burnley team forms and recent performance

Manchester City, under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, are currently second in the league standings and are chasing a historic fourth consecutive Premier League title. They have been in impressive form lately, winning four of their last five league matches, including three consecutive victories post-Christmas

Man City vs Burnley key players and expected lineups

A key player to watch in this match is striker Erling Haaland, who is expected to make a return from a foot injury. Haaland has been particularly lethal against Burnley, scoring five goals in just two matches against them. 

Man city vs Burnley historical head-to-head record

Manchester City has a strong home record, having won 10 out of their 13 home games this season across all competitions. They have managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last eight encounters against Burnley, scoring a total of 28 goals in these matches.

Burnley, managed by Vincent Kompany, are in a challenging situation, placed second from the bottom in the league with only three victories in 21 fixtures. They have managed only two victories in their last ten matches, with six defeats and two draws, and are currently embroiled in a relegation battle. Despite their struggles, they have managed to score in five of their last five games. They will be looking to replicate this scoring form against Manchester City.

Man city vs Burnley tactics and playing styles

In terms of historical head-to-head record, Manchester City have a strong hold over Burnley, winning 16 of their last 17 encounters since Burnley’s last victory in March 2015. Burnley have not won in 16 top-flight away games against Manchester City.

In terms of tactics, Manchester City are known for their possession-based, attacking style of play, often dominating games with their high pressing and quick passing. Burnley, on the other hand, might focus on a more defensive strategy, looking to exploit any opportunities on the counter.

Man city vs Burnley betting tips and predictions

Betting odds suggest that Manchester City are strong favorites for this fixture. The odds are in favor of over 2.5 goals being scored in the match, indicating expectations of a high-scoring encounter.

Overall, given both teams’ recent form and historical head-to-head record, Manchester City are expected to have a strong chance of winning this match. However, football can always surprise, and Burnley will be looking to cause an upset.

Where and how to watch Man city vs Burnley

For those looking to watch the game, it is advisable to check local listings like SuperSport in Nigeria for broadcast and streaming options.  The match will kick off at 8:30 PM WAT

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