Turf Moor, Burnley, England
Key Stat: Manchester City have won their last seven consecutive matches against Burnley.
Expert Verdict: Burnley might have upset Liverpool already this season but Manchester City are in outstanding form. Pep Guardiola's side enjoyed a perfect January and the league leaders – who have scored 13 unanswered goals in their last three matches against Burnley – can continue their excellent form.
In-form Premier League leaders Manchester City will bid to follow up their perfect January with more excellent form when they take on Burnley in their first match in February. The Clarets beat Liverpool last month but their poor goalscoring form means they are outsiders for this match at Turf Moor and the live action kicks off at 18:00 local time.
Defenders:Matt Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters
Midfielders:Robbie Brady, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil
Forwards:Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood
Defenders:Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo
Midfielders:Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan
Attacking Midfielders:Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling
Manchester City have won 11 of their last 12 matches against Burnley, including their last seven in a row. That includes 13 goals in their last three matches, including ten in the last two league games and three in their Carabao Cup in September. Raheem Sterling scored twice in the cup tie, and Ferran Torres added City’s third, while Riyad Mahrez’s hat-trick and one apiece for Benjamin Mendy and Torres earned a big win in the league in November. Here are the results of their last five matches:
Nov 28, 2020: Manchester City 5-0 Burnley
Sep 30, 2020: Burnley 0-2 Manchester City
Jun 22, 2020: Manchester City 5-0 Burnley
Dec 03, 2019: Burnley 1-4 Manchester City
Apr 28, 2019: Burnley 0-1 Manchester City
Manchester City are huge favourites to beat Burnley and they can be backed at 2/9 with 10Bet.
Manchester City are in fine form but Burnley lack goals. Betting against both teams to score returns 8/15 with 888sport.
Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick when these teams met at the Etihad and he is 6/4 with 10Bet to score at any time.
Manchester City have a fine record in this fixture and so would have been big favourites without their stunning winning streak.