Kick-off: 1800, 03/02/2021
Stadium: Turf Moor
TV: BT Sport
Manchester City have won their last seven head-to-head meetings with Burnley and it is hard to see the Clarets halting that sequence on Wednesday night.
The Blues have scored 28 goals in those encounters and conceded only one, already beating Sean Dyche’s side 3-0 in the EFL Cup and 5-0 in the Premier League this season.
All the stats suggest that 20/23 for an away win to nil is a rock-solid bet for our first Burnley vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley eased their relegation fears with a shock 1-0 win at Liverpool and a brave 3-2 defeat of Aston Villa at this venue, which made it six victories in 12 league games.
However, the Clarets were brought back down to earth with Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Chelsea, where they failed to muster a shot on target.
In fact, James Tarkowski’s added-time effort was their only attempt on goal at all in a game where they had just 29 per cent of possession.
Dyche commented: “We didn’t make the most of our opportunities and that’s a frustration, but it showed the truth of the market we’re in.
“When you come to a team that can spend hundreds of millions of pounds, sometimes things like this can happen.”
Burnley have an admirable attitude when it comes to punching above their weight, but City invariably expose their limitations.
Looking at the Burnley vs Man City odds, we like 11/2 for a 2-0 away win.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Cork, McNeil, Brady, Westwood, Wood, Vydra.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City have rediscovered the ruthless streak that saw them top the table in 2018 and 2019, with 198 points accumulated over those seasons.
Saturday’s 1-0 triumph over Sheffield United wasn’t one of their more spectacular efforts, but still made it 12 straight wins in all competitions, with nine clean sheets kept.
Gabriel Jesus scored the decisive goal and Pep Guardiola’s side also showed they can tough it out in a scrap to get past the battling Blades.
One player crucial to City’s upturn in fortunes after their indifferent start to the campaign has been midfielder and captain Fernandinho, who came to the fore over the weekend.
“He’s made an incredible performance again, doing the uncomfortable things that you have to do as a holding midfielder,” said Guardiola. “He knows perfectly his role.
“At 34-35 years old, he cannot play three games a week like Rodri and like Fernandinho could before.
“But he is always ready and hopefully the players can learn off him. Always he has the feet on the ground, that’s why when he plays, he’s played good.”
City have both the attacking firepower and mental fortitude to prove a cut above Burnley once more.
The Blues’ most prolific period this term has been the middle third of the first half, scoring 13 times in that section and conceding only once.
Let’s finish off our Burnley vs Man City betting tips by taking 2/1 for the visitors to outscore their hosts from 15:01 to 30:00 minutes.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Zinchenko, Laporte, Gundogan, Silva, Fernandinho, Jesus, Torres, Foden.
Chelsea 2-0 BURNLEY
MAN CITY 1-0 Sheff Utd – Gabriel Jesus
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