Burnley vs Manchester City Betting Preview | 30 Sept 2020

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Knowing that they need an immediate response after what was a stunning hammering over the weekend, Manchester City will turn their attention to EFL Cup duties when they travel to Turf Moor on Wednesday night.

Completely blown away in what will be remembered as a famous 5-2 defeat against Leicester at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon, the Sky Blues still find themselves dealing with a string of glaring issues at the back.

On the flip side, hit with a worrying 1-0 defeat at home against what appears to be a struggling Southampton last time out, Burnley are yet to pick up a single Premier League point as we inch closer to October.

Now one of just three sides who are yet to get a single point on the board so far, the Clarets should also be hugely worried by what is a dreadful record against the former champions.

Hit with a 5-0 drumming when they faced off against City back in June, they have lost each of their last five straight meetings against the Sky Blues and it should be noted, three of those defeats have finished by a score of 5-0. An identical outcome in Lancashire can be found priced at 28/1 with Bet365.

Betting Tip: Manchester City to score in both halves – 10/11 @ Betfair
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Dyche’s injury crisis

While many thought that Southampton’s arrival on Saturday night was a perfect opportunity for Burnley to open their Premier League account, it was another disappointing performance at Turf Moor.

Opening up the new campaign with back-to-back defeats, Sean Dyche undoubtedly has an ever-growing injury crisis on his hands in Lancashire.

With Jay Rodriguez limping off during the Clarets’ 2-0 win away at Millwall in the last round of this year’s EFL Cup, Wednesday’s hosts will once again be without the likes of captain Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Ashley Barnes, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Jack Cork and Robbie Brady.

In for what should be another long night’s work against a wounded City outfit, many feel that Burnley’s issues in the final third could be another huge problem for them this time around.

Along with holding what is a woeful record against Wednesday’s guests, it should also be noted that Dyche’s men have now managed to land just a single strike in any of their last five straight meetings against the former champions.

Burnley can be found priced at 6/5 with Coral to draw another blank at Turf Moor this week.

Betting Tip: Manchester City to score in both halves – 10/11 @ Betfair
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Guardiola’s defensive headache

Although Manchester City might have managed to mark their Premier League return with a 3-1 win away at Wolves, Pep Guardiola’s men came crashing back down to earth after a dreadful display over the weekend.

Throwing away the lead in almost comical fashion, a Jamie Vardy hat-trick helped Leicester land a famous 5-2 romp at the Etihad and the former Barcelona boss will be more than aware of his side’s continued issues at the back.

Making a string of costly mistakes, it was in fact the first time in 686 games that a side managed by Guardiola has conceded five goals in a single appearance.

While the Sky Blues might have all but secured Ruben Dias’ signature from Benfica, Wednesday’s guests have failed to record a single clean sheet in any of their last five matchups continuing on from their summer run.

With some feeling that many in their squad could still be reeling from their stunning 3-1 defeat at the hands of Lyon out in Portugal last month, you might be interested to know that a leaky Manchester City defence are priced at 8/13 with Paddy Power to once again be breached in Lancashire.


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