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Manchester City vs Burnley: Premier League preview


Pep Guardiola’s side put a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham on the opening weekend of the season behind them with win against Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester, and a 2-2 draw at Liverpool before the international break means they sit third.

City are two points off leaders Chelsea but should return with a win against Burnley side struggling under Sean Dyche.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Manchester City vs Burnley is scheduled for an 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

Where to watch Manchester City vs Burnley

The match will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK.

Manchester City vs Burnley team news

Jack Grealish scored his first England goal in the 5-0 win over Andorra during the international break.

Kevin de Bruyne, who has now hit a rich stream of form since his injury earlier in the season, was also on the mark for his country, scoring a stunner in the 3-2 defeat to France in the Nations League semi-final.

Both talismanic midfielders are Guardiola favourites and are integral to the side without an out-and-out number 9.

The issue of no recognised striker is further compounded by the likely absence of Gabriel Jesus who, along with Ederson, is in a race against time to be available. Only 37.5 hours will separate Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay tomorrow and the visit of Burnley.

Manchester City vs Burnley prediction

Burnley last won away to City in the league back in 1974 and there is nothing to suggest that will change. Anything other than another comfortable win for the champions would constitute a major upset.

Manchester City 4-0 Burnley.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

(Premier League record only)


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