Manchester City will be determined to bounce back from defeat when they welcome Burnley to the Etihad Stadium for Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Having won 10 of their last 11 matches against this opposition in all competitions, they are 1/6(1.17) favourites with bet365 to return to form with a morale-boosting victory.
Sean Dyche’s men secured their first win of the league season against Crystal Palace last time out but are 15/1 (16.00) outsiders to cause an upset by coming out on top in this one.
The guests have played out goalless draws in each of their last two away games and can be backed at 13/2 (7.50) to earn a creditable point here.
Sergio Aguero is in contention after returning to the bench for the last two matches against Tottenham and Olympiakos, leaving Nathan Ake as the only absentee.
Robbie Brady will face a late fitness test after suffering a hamstring injury against Palace, while Dale Stephens is also a doubt and Jack Cork remains sidelined.
Although keen to protect his star striker’s fitness, Pep Guardiola will be desperate to have Aguero back on the pitch considering his side’s struggles in front of goal this season – scoring just 10 times in the opening eight league matches.
This encounter provides the perfect opportunity to significantly improve on that record considering the Clarets have leaked 24 goals in their last six visits to this stadium.
The hosts are unlikely to have too much trouble at the other end of the pitch either, given their opponents have only scored four goals in eight games this league season and found the net just once in the most recent five.
All in all, odds of 6/5 (2.20) look like solid value on City winning by at least three clear goals for their eighth match in 10 against Burnley, as well as their sixth in a row on home turf.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com