Burnley will resume their Premier League Campaign this Monday at the Etihad as they lock horns with Manchester City in what is the last game of round 30.
City head into this game on the back of an impressive win over Arsenal last Wednesday. With a strong finish to the season still to play for, Guardiola’s boys will look to pick up all three points here.
Burnley meanwhile went into the enforced break as the second team on the form table after picking up four wins in seven PL games. They will be looking to resume their campaign here with a strong showing and finish as high up the table as possible.
Pep Guardiola lost defender Eric Garcia to a head injury in their win over Arsenal. Aside from that the Catalan coach only has goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and John Stones on the treatment table.
Ashley Barnes is out of this tie with a groin injury, while Chris Wood (Achilles injury) and Johann Gudmundsson (calf injury) are expected back in training later this month.
Head to head
Man City have won four of the last five meetings between both sides—winning the last four with a goal ratio of 15:2. The Citizens scored at least four times in three of these occasions.
Man City last five competitive games: WLWWW
Burnley last five competitive games: DDWWD
City head into this encounter as betting favorites judging by their most recent performance against Arsenal. The defending champions played like they were never away and will be looking to exert same authority on Sean Dyche’s boys on Monday.
The hosts have won five of their last six PL matches at home (D1). They have netted an average of 2.57 goals per home game this season.
They remain the team with most home goals in the league this season having scored 71 goals—36 at home this season.
At the other end of the pitch, the Citizens have conceded 31 times with only 12 coming at home.
Burnley boast one of the top ten defenses in the league having conceded 40 times in the league this season. They are also second for the team with most clean sheets this season.
Sean Dyche’s boys entered the enforced break with a record of four wins and three draws in seven PL games, while keeping two clean sheets from the last three in that period.
The visitors will have to hang on till after the break if they’re to get a positive result in this tie as they are one of the worst performers in the first 45 minutes.
Man City to win both halves @ 8/15
Over 3.5 goals @ 10/11
Both Teams to Score/No @ 8/11