2019-20 Premier League: Week 15 – Burnley vs Manchester City

Burnley look to hit back from Saturday’s defeat to Crystal Palace as they welcome Manchester City to Turf Moor.

A win will lift Burnley up to fifth whilst Man City will temporarily go second with victory for at least 24 hours.

 

Team news

Charlie Taylor Burnley
Charlie Taylor is a doubt for Burnley due to a hamstring injury suffered on Saturday.

Charlie Taylor is doubtful for Burnley after being subbed on Saturday with a hamstring injury. 

Ashely Westwood (groin) and Erik Pieters (knock) will face late fitness tests but Johann Berg Gudmundsson is still out with a hamstring injury. 

Man City will be without Ilkay Gundogan after the German picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in midweek. 

Oleksandr Zinchenko however could return from a knee injury that has sidelined him for the past month. 

Sergio Aguero (tendon) is still absent along with Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte who are both recovering from serious knee injuries. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Burnley have taken just one point from their last six league games against Manchester City (D1, L5). 
  • Man City kept clean sheets in all three meetings with Burnley last season across all competitions, scoring 11 goals without reply. 
  • Nick Pope and Ederson have both kept five clean sheets this season for Burnley and Man City respectively.

 

Prediction

Burnley really could of done without that loss at the weekend because they needed a win to give them momentum coming into this hoodoo clash, because they weren’t clinical enough against a resolute Palace defence. 

Man City weren’t that impressive either because they twice conceded easy goals to Newcastle in their 2-2 draw, which makes this a tough one to call given that Burnley often struggle against the Citizens. 

City’s form however in recent weeks has dipped and are winless in their last three away trips across all competitions, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a draw but City really should scrape a win by any means. 

Prediction: Burnley 0-1 Manchester City

Result: Burnley 1-4 Manchester City

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