Burnley vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Burnley vs Manchester City
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 28th April 2019
Kick off at: 20.05 GMT
Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley, England

Manchester City keen on regaining their lead at the top of English Premier league on Sunday as they face Burnley. Pep Guardiola’s men are gunning for three points as they’re inching closer to retain their league title.

Burnley vs Manchester City Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this weekend Premier League clash.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Burnley

Expected Formation: 4-4-2

Probable Lineups: Heaton(g);Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor(def);Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeill(mid);Barnes, Wood(att).

Manchester City

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Ederson(g);Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko(def);Gundogan, D. Silva, B. Silva(mid); Sane, Aguero, Sterling(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Sunday’s Premier League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Burnley

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LWWWD

The Clarets have been playing quite well of late as they picked up three wins, one draw and one defeat in their last five. However, their latest match was only a 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Before sharing the point against The Blues, Burnley were picking up three straight victories. Those last four results can be a positive preparation ahead of their weekend battle against City.

Manchester City

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWWWW

The defending champion have also been getting positive results, after their loss against Tottenham. Their Champions League exit certainly a disappointing result, but they were able to move forward and keep on winning.

In their latest fixture, City successfully took down Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford. That derby win could prove to be a massive morale booster for Pep Guardiola’s men for their Sunday battle against Burnley.

Team News

Burnley

Sean Dyche has some important names who he can’t call up for Sunday clash. Aaron Lennon, Stevan Defour and Peter Crouch are all unavailable due to injury problems.

The home side will continue to call up Barnes and Wood duet up front to get them goals. Dyche also hopes that his team’s defense, lead by Tarkowski and Mee can put on a solid display against City players.

Manchester City

Guardiola’s side also experiencing some injury issues in this later stage of season. Claudio Bravo, Kevin De Bruyne and potentially Fernandinho won’t be available for Sunday.

Benjamin Mendy and Gundogan are reportedly in doubt as well, but it looks like they will still make it. Bernardo Silva set to continue his excellent form and lead his team to take all three points.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have mostly been dominated by City with four wins and one draw.

However, their latest encounter at Burnley on February 3rd 2018 ended in a 1-1 draw.

Match Prediction

Playing away from home won’t stop City’s attacking approach as they’re in need of that victory. Guardiola’s side facing another important match in their attempt to defend their premier league title.

Burnley will try their best to stop City as Dyche’s side are still looking to improve their points tally this season. City remain favorite for this game, but they must not underestimate their opponent.

Final Score: 0-2

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