Manchester City vs Burnley Preview, Predictions
FA Cup, England
Date: Saturday, 6th January 2018
Kick off at 15:00 [UTC/UK]
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Both Burnley and Manchester City are two of the best teams in the English Premier League. They are all set to stand against each other in the third round of FA Cup, taking place at the Etihad Stadium. Who walks out of the annual knockout tournament?
Manchester City vs Burnley Possible Lineups
Manchester City vs Burnley Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following players are expected to play in this FA Cup encounter in given formations from both Manchester City and Burnley:
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Manchester City vs Burnley Recent Performance
Manchester City vs Burnley Preview, Predictions: Here is a quick look at how Man City and Burnley have performed in their recent encounters in the English Premier League and the EFL Cup:
Man City Recent Performance:
In their five most recent games, Manchester City won four where rest one was a draw. Man City recently registered a dominating 3-1 win against Watford at home. Their away encounter against Crystal Palace was a draw as both teams failed to score. They managed a maiden 0-1 win in an away encounter against Newcastle United. Manchester City thrashed Bournemouth with a 4-0 win at home. Their EFL Cup encounter against Leicester City was a 1-1 draw but they won with leg 1 lead.
In the early phase of the season, Burnley performed quite well. However, they are struggling a lot recently. In their last five games, they lost two games and rest three were draws. Liverpool recently defeated Burnley with 1-2 at home. Their away clash with Huddersfield was a draw as both teams failed to score. Their visit to Manchester United was another 2-2 draw. Spurs humiliated them with the 0-3 score on their own turf. Burnley’s away game against Brighton was another 0-0 draw.
Man City vs Burnley Team News, Tactical Analysis
Manchester City vs Burnley Preview, Predictions, Team News: As English FA Cup is a knockout tournament, there is no point table to analyze. Losers will simply walk out of the tournaments. Here is some injury/return/suspension news from both teams:
Manchester City Team News:
LB Benjamin Mendy and striker Gabriel Jesus will miss this FA Cup match due to injuries. Other than these two, Pep Guardiola will have a full squad at their disposal. However, against opponents like Burnley, we are less likely to see a heavy rotation from this side.
Burnley Team News:
There is only one casualty for Burnley to deal with ahead of this FA Cup game. They will miss primary goalkeeper Tom Heaton due to injury. Rest of the squad will be available for the game. Burnley definitely wants to regain their confidence after a short bad phase recently and thus, we are expecting a lot of rotations from their side.
Man City vs Burnley Head to Head Stats
- They share a long history of 79 games. In which Manchester City won 34 games, Burnley won 26 games and rest 19 were draws
- In their five most recent clashes, Manchester City won 3 games, Burnley won 1 and rest one was a draw
Manchester City vs Burnley Predictions
Burnley has a slight advantage of having their full squad except for the GK at their disposal. It will allow them to go all out against the Manchester City. However, their opponents are not easy ones to deal with. Even with a couple of absentees, we expect Manchester City to dominate the game.
Final Score 3 – 1
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