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FA Cup By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 05/01/2018

High flying Manchester City is set to entertain compact Burnley at the Etihad on Saturday for their FA Cup match.

 

TEAM NEWS

MANCHESTER CITY:

The Premier League leaders will be without the services of Gabriel Jesus, who will be out for the FA Cup game after he picked up a knee problem against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve.

Vincent Kompany is a doubt after missing the both the Palace and Watford games due to a calf strain.

Phil Folden is also unlikely to feature after he picked an ankle ligament injury. While Benjamin Mendy remains sidelined with an ACL knee injury. 

BURNLEY:

Robbie Brady is out due to a knee injury and goalkeeper Tom Heaton is also nursing a shoulder injury and they won't be available for Saturday's match, while Chris Wood and Stephen Ward are also facing a knee problem and remained a doubt for the encounter.

HEAD TO HEAD

Manchester City last welcomed Sean Dyche’s side to the Etihad back in October 2017, which ended with a 3-0 victory to the Blues.

A penalty from Sergio Aguero and one each from Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane secured the Premier League win.

Both teams have played on 79 occasions and Manchester City has claimed 34 wins and 19 draws while Burnley has won on 26 times against the Premier League leaders.

RECENT FORM

MANCHESTER CITY:

Pep Guardiola side remained the team to beat in England they have been high flying since the commencement of the season.

They have been won virtually all their game in the domestic scene having drawn just only two games and yet to suffer a defeat in the process.

BURNLEY:

The same cannot be said of Burnley but the Cherries are having one of their best seasons so far. Sean Dyche’s side has been able to maintain the top 10 position in the League and they will definitely put a fight up to hand Manchester City their first defeat of the Season.

PREDICTIONS

MANCHESTER CITY 3-1 BURNLEY.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

MANCHESTER CITY:

Claudio Bravo, Danilo, John Stones, Eliaquim Mangala,  Oleksandr Zinchenko, Yaya Toure, Leroy Sane, Brahim Diaz, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva.

BURNLEY:

Nick Pope, Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor, Nahki Wells, Steven Defour, Jack Cork, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Sam Vokes, Jonathan Walters
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