- Manchester City win to nil @ 3/5 with BetVictor
- Manchester City 2-0 @ 13/2 with BetVictor
- Manchester City 3-0 @ 11/2 with BetVictor
Burnley face Manchester City for the first time this Premier League season on Saturday, as The Clarets bid, somehow, to maintain their winning streak.
Incredibly, Burnley began the season with a run of 11 games without a victory, casting plenty of doubt that they could stay afloat in the top-flight this season, despite last term’s seventh place.
Ironically, that lofty position saw them qualify for the Europa League, which in turn acted as a hindrance to the beginning of this campaign, with ties against Aberdeen and Istanbul won before coming a cropper against Olympiakos.
Since losing 1-0 at Wolves in mid-September, the worm has turned for the Lancashire side who enjoyed an unlikely 4-0 triumph over Bournemouth before following this up with a 2-1 win at Cardiff and they landed a further point against Huddersfield.
The bookies haven’t paid much attention to this three-match unbeaten run in the Premier League and make Burnley the 33/1 rags in this competition, with Bet365 among the bookmakers prepared to offer that quote.
You can probably count on one hand the number of bets they will receive on the visitors to the Etihad Stadium, despite that enormous price, and the same will apply to Paddy Power's 11/1 that this clash ends all square. Is it really plausible that Sean Dyche’s team can stop their north-west opponents in their tracks?
Manchester City are title favourites and currently 100% on home soil, although they have made hard work of beating Newcastle this term - and also lost to Lyon in the Champions League despite being massive odds-on.
More recently, Fulham and Brighton have been put to the sword by 3-0 and 2-0 scorelines respectively and perhaps these two outcomes can be effectively permed in this clash, with Burnley nothing if not stubborn when it comes to their defence.
The Clarets restricted Wolves to one goal at Molineux and also thwarted the Cherries before conceding a single goal in their previous two top flight games. However, this is a big step up in class and the only saving grace is that City will have one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Ukraine.
Bet To Nil:
Unibet go 1/10 about the champions winning this clash, although we actually like the 3/5 with BetVictor that they win to nil, with Burnley unlikely to show much ambition considering that it will be backs to the wall for the majority of the 90 minutes.
Indeed, even in their previous two wins, the Lancashire side were outshot by both opponents, and the same thing happened against the Terriers, so they might be simply looking for damage limitation come the final whistle.
The England man seems to be the player most likely to get on the end of passing moves for the champions of England, with Riyad Mahrez out to prove a point after missing that penalty against Liverpool and he’s 7/1 with Unibet.