England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).The reigning Premier League champions make the short trip to Burnley to face yet another stern challenge, with Sean Dyche’s side looking to upset the big boys once again.
Burnley vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- City are on a three-game winning run against this opponent.
- Burnley failed to score a single goal in these three matches.
- In the last two decades, only once have Burnley won against this opposition.
- Disregarding a single draw, and loss, the visitors have a 100% winning record at this venue in the previous two decades.
- The Citizens scored five or more goals in two of the former three encounters.
Burnley vs Manchester City Prediction
Burnley vs Manchester City Team News
Man City are still without some key figures for this match, including all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero due to a thigh problem.
Long-term absentees Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are not expected back until the new year, while this match is also likely to come too soon for Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Nicolas Otamendi’s more physical style could earn him the nod over John Stones to partner Fernandinho at the back, while there could be further rotation as Guardiola looks to keep his side fresh with one eye on the derby.
The likes of Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo all sat out at the weekend and will be hopeful of a recall, with the former almost certain to start given Ilkay Gundogan’s suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the season at Newcastle.
Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne could be among the players to keep their places having both been on the scoresheet at the weekend, while Gabriel Jesus is likely to lead the line once again in Aguero’s absence.
Burnley, meanwhile, could be boosted by the returns of Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Matej Vydra, both of whom will undergo late fitness tests ahead of the match.
Ashley Westwood is available again after missing the Palace defeat through suspension and is expected to come straight back into the team in place of Robbie Brady, with Jeff Hendrick moving out wide.
Dyche is likely to be without Charlie Taylor, though, with the left-back being forced off after only 36 minutes of Saturday’s match due to a hamstring injury.
Burnley vs Manchester City lineup
Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Wood, BarnesMan City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, D Silva; Bernardo, Jesus, Sterling