Ace Football previews the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester City, and offers the latest betting tips, odds, and team news.
Manchester City can make a bit of history in Wednesday’s visit to Burnley by becoming the first Premier League club since Arsenal in 2002 to win 13 consecutive games across all competitions.
An extraordinary run of form has installed the visitors as league leaders in the title battle. They even have two games in hand over their closest challengers Manchester United. Burnley, on the other hand, sit 22 points behind them in a distant 15-place.
City made it seven wins in a row over Burnley last time out in November by thrashing them 5-0. And while the hosts have bagged some decent results recently, a home defeat is the expected outcome.
Burnley Form & Stats
Sean Dyche’s side achieved something no other Premier League team had done in 68 games by beating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield a fortnight ago. They’ve since bagged convincing wins over Fulham and Aston Villa.
Those nine points have lifted Burnley clear of the drop zone for now. And while they lost 2-0 to Chelsea in their last match, the Clarets can at least face City without the added pressure a relegation battle brings. That said, they must do a lot better than that subdued performance over the weekend to stand any chance against Pep Guardiola’s men.
Not only do Burnley have a poor head-to-head record against City, but the hosts also have been poor in the attack. Although they have won three of their last four league games at Turf Moor and will hope to add another.
Key Team Stats
- Won 4 of their last 8 league games (L4).
- Won 3 of their last 4 home league games (L1).
- Worst goal record in the league on 13 goals.
- Beaten Manchester City only once in 26 attempts (D6 L19).
- Only won once in their last 26 home games against the established top six English clubs (D4 L21).
Manchester City Form & Stats
Gabriel Jesus’ ninth-minute goal was enough to seal City a 1-0 win over bottom side Sheffield United last weekend. The clean sheet was also their fifth in succession and the 11th in their last 13 games.
Guardiola’s men have now recorded 12 wins across all competitions. No Premier League club has bettered this since Arsenal won 13 times in a row in 2002, which City can equal by claiming another three points over Burnley.
Stopping the high-flying Citizens is perhaps the most daunting task in English football right now. Despite losing Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero to injuries, they look unstoppable and continue to bag key results.
Key Team Stats
- On a club record run of 12 successive wins across all competitions.
- On a 19-match unbeaten run across all competitions (W16 D3).
- Kept 20 clean sheets across all competitions.
- Can equal a club record six clean sheets in a row at Turf Moor.
- Could win 7 away games in all competitions for only the second time in history.
- Won their last 7 games against Burnley with a scoreline of 28-1.
- Riyad Mahrez has scored 8 goals in 8 league games against Burnley.
Doubts: Charlie Taylor, Josh Brownhill, Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood, Robbie Brady.
Out: Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne, Nathan Ake.
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
Top Goalscorers in the Premier League
Below are some head-to-head stats on each team’s recent form in the Premier League.