Manchester City Stats & Analysis
Manchester City started their 2021/22 Premier League season on the wrong foot, losing 0-1 to Tottenham Hotspur, but quickly bounced back with impressive 5-0 wins over Arsenal and Norwich City. With 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss so far, City are currently 3rd in the league standings, just 2 points adrift of the top.
The Cityzens are averaging 2.00 goals scored and 0.43 conceded per game. Their attack has been tentative at times, failing to score against Southampton and Tottenham, but their defence is elite and has conceded goals in just 2 of their 7 matches since the start of the season. City are coming off a 2-2 draw against Liverpool and will need to win this one if they want to stay in the title race.
Their most efficient player this year has been Garbiel Jesus with 2 goals and 4 assists, followed by Ferran Torres with 2 goals and 1 assist.
Burnley Stats & Analysis
A terrible start to the season sees Burnley winless after Matchday 7 in the Premier League. With 3 draws and 4 losses, Sean Dyche’s boys are in the relegation zone. They are averaging 0.71 goals scored and 1.57 conceded per match, and their play is even worse in away fixtures, conceding 2.33 goals per match.
They haven’t made any significant moves this summer, and are among the prime candidates for relegation this season. The team is struggling on both sides of the pitch, and are winless in their last 10 league matches. Burnley are coming off a scoreless draw against Norwich City at Turf Moor, and are desperate to earn their first win of the season.
Manchester City vs Burnley Prediction
Manchester City are available to win at 1.13 odds, whilst Burnley are valued at 26.00.
City are the defending Premier League champions and one of the best teams in the league. No team has conceded fewer goals (3), faced fewer shots (42) or shots on target (10) than them. In fact, they have the lowest xG in the competition with just 4.
In their last 8 encounters against this team, the Cityzens were victorious in all matches with an aggregate result of 30-1. In fact, in their last 4 meetings at Etihad, it was a 5-0 result each time in favour of the hosts. They have dominated this match-up and the bookmakers expect another easy victory.
Not much value in backing Burnley in this one. They aren’t the team they were last year, especially in away fixtures, and I expect them to get outclassed again. At 1.89 odds, -2.25 (AH) on Manchester City is looking like the best bet.
Manchester City vs Burnley Prediction: Manchester City -2.25(AH) at 1.89 odds. Stake: 10/10