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Burnley vs Man City: Premier League 2019/20 preview



Pep Guardiola must rally Manchester City as the Premier League champions head to Burnley on Wednesday night.

A 2-2 draw at Newcastle United this weekend leaves Man City trailing Liverpool by 11 points after 14 games – and considering that the title was won by a single point last season, the gap already looks daunting for Guardiola’s men.

Sean Dyche’s Burnley sit a creditable 10th in the table, though the Clarets’ inconsistency will have irked their manager as Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace has perhaps recalibrated expectations a little at Turf Moor.

Quite simply, this is a game City cannot afford to lose if they have any pretensions of retaining their title – but without Sergio Aguero, Guardiola needs others to step up.

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Premier League preview

Burnley vs Manchester City

Venue:
Turf Moor

Date: Wednesday, 4 December, 2019

Kick-off time: 7:30pm GMT

Prediction: Burnley 1-3 Man City

Despite City’s recent struggles, they should have enough to see off a Burnley side who lost 2-0 here to Palace on Saturday.

Premier League weekend round up

Betting tips and odds via Betfair exchange

Correct score

  • Burnley to win: Between 13/1 and 14/1
  • Man City to win: 1/4
  • Draw: 6/1

Scoreline

Burnley win

Man City win

Draw

1-0

41/1

9/1

0-0 (27/1)

2-0

109/1

7/1

1-1 (13/1 | 14/1)

2-1

45/1

9/1

2-2 (28/1)

3-0

99/1

8/1

 

Odds provided by Betfair. Click here to place a bet. Odds correct as of December 2.

Tickets

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Team news

Man City

Sergio Aguero remains out of action and will also miss the Manchester derby on Saturday. That means Gabriel Jesus should once again lead the line despite struggling at Newcastle.

Elsewhere for City, Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte and Aleks Zinchenko are all sidelined with knee injuries.

Burnley

Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Matej Vydra are hoping to be available again, though Charlie Taylor is out.

Predicted lineups

Burnley XI: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Wood, Barnes

Man City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy; Rodri, De Bruyne, Foden; Mahrez, Jesus, Bernardo Silva

How to watch Burnley vs Man City

Premier League on Amazon Prime Video

Along with every Premier League match in gameweek 15, the game will be available to live stream online on Amazon Prime.

Existing and new Prime members can watch on devices using the Prime Video app, across mobile, Fire TV, games consoles, Virgin’s V6 TV Box, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, online and more.

Amazon Prime is available for £7.99 per month/£79 a year, but you can watch any game this week if you start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime.

You can follow all the action on Standard Sport’s LIVE match blog with James Robson at Turf Moor.

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Head to head (H2H) results history

City boast the superior record with 47 wins to Burnley’s 29, and 25 draws.

City have won the last eight meetings with the Clarets, including three victories last season: 5-0 at home in the League and FA Cup, and 1-0 at Turf Moor in April.


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