BUR vs MCI Dream11: Manchester City lost further ground in the title race after drawing 2-2 draw against Newcastle United at the weekend, and Liverpool pounced upon another stutter from Pep Guardiola’s team with a tough 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield. The Reds now hold an impressive 11-point lead over the reigning champions, which shows that the room to make more errors shrunk further, and by a lot of City’s player’s own admissions, they need Liverpool to drop points.
Seah Dyche must be furious with his players after the game against Crytal Palace at the weekend. Not only they lost 0-2 but the a few players forgot to turn up for the match, with the team looked short of ideas and energy in the middle.
Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend both terrorized Burnley’s wing-men, while McArthur, Milivojevic and Kouiyate were just better and more effective than Jeff Hendrick and Jack Cork in the midfield. A similar performance in this game against the visiting champions and Burnley can say sayonara to any hope of getting anything out of this match.
In terms of recent results, the Clarets have only two wins in the last six league games.
Burnley at home this season: (7th best)
Goals for: 11
Goals against: 09
Manchester City have set the bar so high and the squad is so talented that any result other than a win for the champions feels like an utter travesty. It was that sort of instance once again when all the predictions went South, once again proving that uncertainty is the only thing that can be most certain, as City drew 2-2 at St James’ Park against Newcastle United, who are in the relegation scrimmage. It was City’s 2nd game in three where they dropped points and now find themselves 11 points behind leaders Liverpool.
Manchester City on the road this season: (4th best)
Goals for: 18
Goals against: 10
Visitors: Manchester City
Competition: Premier League
Match Venue: Turf Moor
Match Timing: Tuesday, December 04, @01:45 AM
Burnley: Lost 0-2 at home to Crystal Palace.
Manchester City: Drew 2-2 at Newcastle United.
Burnley to win: 13.00 (12/1), Probability to happen: 7.69%
Manchester City to win: 1.22 (11/50), Probability to happen: 81.97%
Draw: 6.50 (11/2), Probability to happen: 15.38%
Burnley: Dwight McNeil, Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes, Jay Rodriguez
Manchester City: Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus
Ashley Barnes: 6 goals
Chris Wood: 6 goals
Jay Rodriguez: 2 goals
Sergio Aguero: 9 goals
Raheem Sterling: 8 goals
Bernardo Silva: 5 goals
Burnley team news: Burnley Ashley Westwood, who missed the last game through suspension and is eligible for selection here, could miss out here due to a groin injury.
Left-back Charlie Taylor picked up a hamstring problem at the weekend and is a doubt for this game but Erik Pieters is expected to be fit.
In addition, the Clarets could also be without Johann Gudmundsson and Matej Vydra with both of them struggling with fitness.
Manchester City team news: Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is suspended due to accumulation of yellow cards, so expect Rodri to start the match.
Pep Guardiola remains without Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Burnley: Nick Pope (GK), Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters, Jeff Hendrick, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil, Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes
Manchester City: Ederson GK), Joao Cancelo, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling
Defenders: Mendy, Fernandinho, Tarkowski
Midfielders: B Silva, K D Bruyne, A Westwood, J Cork
Attackers: Sterling (C), A Barnes (VC), C Wood
Manchester City have won 8 times in the last 9 games against Burnley and we can see that run getting stretched here. A win over the visitors is our call.