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FA CUP: Manchester City v Burnley Prediction & Match Preview

FA Cup By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 25/01/2019

Manchester City host Burnley in the 4th round of the FA CUP at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, here are some details you need know before the clash including the probable lineups and prediction.

TEAM NEWS:

MANCHESTER CITY:

The Citizens would miss the services of their captain Vincent Kompany and Claudio Bravo is also sidelined for the clash against Burnley in the FA Cup.

Aside from these two players who are out due to injuries Pep Guardiola has a fully fit players that are available for selection when he face the Clarets.

BURNLEY:

Sean Dyche would be without Aaron Lennon, Matthew Lowton due to injury while Johann Berg Gudmundsson remains doubtful for the clash against the Premier League Champions in the FA Cup on Saturday.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Manchester City has gone against Burnley on 82 occasions and they won 36 of those clashes drew 20 and the Clarets claimed 26 wins.

On the head to head comparison, Manchester City had better statistics. Manchester City defeated Clarets 5-0 at Etihad when teams met each other in mid-October last year.

Manchester City won five and drew one of past six head to head encounters with Burnley.

The Citizens scored as many as 12 goals in last three home ties with Clarets.

RECENT FORM:

MANCHESTER CITY:

Manchester City has been in a scintillating form have secured their place in the final of the Carabao Cup and just four points behind Liverpool in the Premier League.

The Etihad outfit has won their last five games and they show no sign of tiredness in their quest to retain the Premier League title.

BURNLEY:

The Clarets have also been in form going into this game they have won four of their last five games and they are likely to pose a serious threat against Manchester City.

PREDICTION:

Manchester City 3-1 Burnley

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS

MANCHESTER CITY:

Ederson, Mendy, Laporte, Stones, Walker, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Sane.

BURNLEY:

Pope, Taylor, Long, Gibson, Bardsley, Ward, Defour, Westwood, Hendrick, McNeil, Wood.
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