Manchester City is currently at the top of the Premier League table, one point above second-placed Liverpool, and has reached the Champions League and FA Cup quarter-finals. Manchester City is unbeaten in their last six games and is unbeaten in their previous 11 away games in all competitions.
Burnley are just one point behind Watford, who beat Southampton in their last match against Watford but have played two fewer games than the Hornets. Three of Burnley’s final four Premier League away games have ended in defeat, and their Premier League winless streak dates back to a 2-0 win over Fulham in May. They have since recorded seven losses and three draws in the championship. Burnley is currently in the bottom three, having won just three matches all season.
In the English Premier League, the two teams have played 15 games, of which Burnley won 1, Manchester City won 12, and both teams drew 2. Pep Guardiola and his team helped City beat relegation-threatened Norwich after a hat-trick of hero Raheem Sterling at Carrow Road, just like this City visit one more team who is currently in the relegation zone. Burnley, who has two remaining games in hand, should go full throttle for a win as they need to get out of the danger zone to stay in the Premier League next season.
The last time these two teams met at the Etihad in the reverse fixture, City, as usual, were very dominant on the field and also won the game 2-0. Goals from B. Silva and Kevin De Bruyne in each half secured three points for City. The home fans were pleased with City’s good display of football on the field as they had 71% ball possession and frequently asked Burnley’s defence questions. The City players almost covered the central area as they just rolled the ball from one end to another.
This time the situation for both the teams is to win the game as City, who is going all-in to win the Premier League, are constantly being followed by their rivals Liverpool who is at present one point behind them. Meanwhile, Burnley, who is struggling in the relegation zone, have to make their way into the safe zone to be in the Premier League next season, or they will have to participate in the second division.
Manchester City will have to take care of Burnley‘s attack as they play at home and can be dangerous. Manchester City, who has a good away record this season, will look to extend it, and with Jesus coming back to the squad, he will try to get back on the score sheet as of now; he has only scored two goals in this edition of Premier League. The city will then welcome Liverpool in the Premier League game, which may decide who will lift the Premier League trophy.