Kick-off: 1405, 28/04/2019
Stadium: Turf Moor
TV: Sky Sports
Burnley vs Man City
Manchester City seem to be marching towards a second straight Premier League title, but in-form Burnley should not be underestimated.
The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor last term and only shaded the Clarets 2-1 here a couple of seasons ago, so past history also points to a competitive contest.
We’re happy to take 6/5 for both teams to score as our opening Burnley vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley can play with freedom after securing their safety by following up three consecutive wins with a gutsy 2-2 stalemate against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Jeff Hendrick and Ashley Barnes helped to give us a trio of successful selections in our preview of Monday’s match, including 5/2 for the latter to net at anytime.
A tunnel melee at full-time highlighted how Burnley are never afraid of getting stuck in against the top teams and they should again be physical versus City.
Hendrick told the club website: “It’s always nice when the big teams come to town.
“It’s going to be tough, they’re a very good team and they move the ball well, but this year we’ve picked up some good points from the big teams and hopefully we can do it again.
“We’ve been saying for a few weeks now that the main thing for us is to take each game as it comes and keep putting points on the board.
“We’ve been on a good run of form as well, so it definitely helps.”
Barnes, meanwhile, can now boast goals against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham this term, so 17/4 for him to strike once more appeals from the Burnley vs Man City odds.
Last Burnley line-up: Heaton, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Cork, Hendrick, Westwood, Barnes, Wood, McNeil.
Burnley defender Phil Bardsley is back in contention after missing the last three matches due to a cut leg, but striker Peter Crouch remains sidelined after a recent appendix operation.
Winger Aaron Lennon (knee) is working his way back and midfielder Steven Defour (calf) is still out.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City took another huge step towards becoming the first side to retain the title in a decade when easing to a 2-0 derby triumph over neighbours Manchester United at Old Trafford in midweek.
Second-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane helped to give the Blues an 11th straight Premier League victory.
Sane said: “If you have this late a derby and you win this big game, it gives you a lot of confidence, especially when you have just three games left to play.
“Every one of us wants to do the back to back. We’re really happy about this win because it is the derby – a special game – and also really important for the Premier League.”
However, Pep Guardiola insisted: “In my two previous seasons, going to Burnley was incredibly tough, so we have to be focused, because Burnley is always a tough, tough game to play.
“But we’re fortunate that it’s in our hands, so we depend on our own performances. If we win our last three games, we are champions – and that is what we’re going to try to do.”
Sergio Aguero has netted eight times in the last seven renewals of this fixture and will be a popular choice for first goalscorer bets.
Sane has struck in all three of his meetings with the Clarets, though, so 7/2 for him to break the deadlock may be better value for our Burnley vs Man City betting tips if the German starts.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Gundogan, B Silva, D Silva, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Sterling, Aguero.
City will check on midfielder Fernandinho after he was substituted with a knee injury in midweek. Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring) remains on the sidelines.
Man Utd 0-2 MAN CITY – Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane
Chelsea 2-2 BURNLEY – Jeff Hendrick, Ashley Barnes
Head-to-head: Man City 5-0 Burnley, Man City 5-0 Burnley, Burnley 1-1 Man City, Man City 4-1 Burnley, Man City 3-0 Burnley
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