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MCI vs BUR Dream11 Team Prediction Tips For Manchester City vs Burnley Premier League Live Score 16 October


MCI vs BUR Dream11: Premier League returns to action after a two-week international break. Manchester City host Burnley at the Etihad Stadium today. City are in third place, tied on points with their neighbors Manchester United. They were involved in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool last time out. Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden were on the scoresheet.

Meanwhile, Burnley find themselves in the relegation zone. They are winless in seven games so far, drawing three of them. They head into this game following a goalless draw against Norwich. Burnley have been battered by the Citizens in the last few meetings and we can expect more of the same.

Date: 16 October, Saturday
Kick-Off: 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium

Premier League Table

Manchester City| 3rd; Burnley| 18th

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Recent Form
Manchester City: DLWWD
Burnley: DDWLL

Head to Head 

Manchester City have won all five previous meetings, scoring 19 goals and conceding just one in the process.

MCI vs BUR Today Match Prediction Details

Manchester City News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus, and Ederson are unavailable for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Manchester City will lineup in a 4-3-3 formation.
  • Zack Steffen should be starting in goal.
  • J Cancelo, R Dias, A Laporte, and K Walker are expected to lineup in defence.
  • Rodri, B Silva, and K de Bruyne could occupy midfield positions.
  • R Mahrez, J Grealish, and P Foden could be the front three.

Manchester City Starting XI (Probable)

Zack Steffen
Joao Cancelo
Ruben Dias
Aymeric Laporte
Kyle Walker
Bernardo Silva
Kevin De Bruyne
Riyad Mahrez
Jack Grealish
Phil Foden

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Burnley News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Dale Stephens and Ben Mee will miss the trip to Etihad
  • Matej Vydra and Charlie Taylor are doubtful for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Burnley will lineup in a 4-4-1-1 formation.
  • N Pope should be starting in goal.
  • E Pieters, N Collins, J Tarkowski, and M Lowton auto pick themselves in defence.
  • J Cork and A Westwood should start in the center of the pitch with A Lennon and D McNeil on the wings.
  • J Brownhill could start behind New Zealand striker C Wood.

Burnley Starting XI (Probable)

Nick Pope
Erik Pieters
Nathan Collins
James Tarkowski
Matthew Lowton
Dwight McNeil
Jack Cork
Josh Brownhill
Ashley Westwood
Aaron Lennon
Chris Wood

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MCI vs BUR Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Kevin de Bruyne is the standout captaincy pick in this game. After a slow start, he is slowly returning to old form. He was amongst the assists for Belgium during the international break.

Goals 1
Assists 0
Shots on Goal 4
Chances Created 12
Interceptions 3
Tackles 3

Riyad Mahrez will get a start in this game due to the unavailability of Torres and Jesus. He has a point to prove and we might see him on the scoresheet today.

Goals 2
Assists 1
Shots on Goal 7
Chances Created 8
Interceptions 3
Tackles 2

Differential Pick

Phil Foden is possibly Manchester City’s best attacker on form. He scored a splendid goal versus Liverpool in the last game.

Goals 1
Assists 0
Shots on Goal 3
Chances Created 6
Interceptions 2
Tackles 2

MCI vs BUR Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – N Pope
Defenders – A Laporte, J Cancelo, R Dias, J Tarkowski
Midfielders – R Mahrez, K De Bruyne, J Grealish, J Brownhill, D McNeil
Forwards – P Foden

Likely Winner:

  • In their last five games against Burnley at home, Manchester City have scored at least four goals in all competitions.
  • Manchester City has the league’s second-best defensive record, trailing only Chelsea.
  • In all competitions, Manchester City has won their last eight games against Burnley.
  • In all competitions, Manchester City has maintained a clean sheet in seven of their past eight games against Burnley.
  • Burnley has gone winless in their last ten Premier League games.
  • We expect a straightforward victory for Manchester City today.

Match Odds: 

Manchester City: 2/13
Burnley: 25/1

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Devashish Pant

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