Manchester City vs Burnley Odds – Monday 2nd January 2017 – 15:00
Man City are 2/11 with the draw at 6/1 and Burnley are 14/1
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Manchester City welcome Burnley to the Etihad Stadium in another round of festive fixtures, continuing with the first period of New Year Premier League action.
Guardiola’s side come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Liverpool on New Years Eve.
Georginio Wijnaldum (8) scored a superb header, with the cross from in form Adam Lallana turned past Claudio Bravo into the City net.
City tried to insert themselves on the game in the second half, with efforts from David Silva and Raheem Sterling eventually amounting to nothing.
Both sides were evenly matched, Guardiola’s men were ultimately unable to break down a Liverpool side that are now five matches unbeaten.
Guardiola will be looking for his side to return to winning ways at home, clawing their way back into the top four in the process.
They now go into the match on the back of two losses in their last five matches, it has been a case of feast or famine for Guardiola’s side.
Manchester City have now moved down to fifth in the Premier League, they find themselves ten points behind leaders Chelsea.
Same Again For Pep
The match against Burnley sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, with the Blues having already beaten the Clarets this season.
Defeat against Liverpool means that Guardiola’s side are well off the pace, a home win here is the minimum requirement.
Pep will be looking for City to continue their overall record against Burnley, with 32 wins, 19 draws and 26 defeats in 77 games.
Sean Dyche’s side come into this match on the back of another excellent win at home against a depleted Sunderland on New Years Eve.
Andre Gray who was the hero of the Middlesbrough match, returned to score a maiden Premier League hat-trick.
The Burnley forward, who had scored just two Premier League goals prior to this match, netted in the 31st, 51st and 53rd minute.
Ashley Barnes completed the route from the penalty spot (67), with Scott Arfield drawing a foul from Seb Larsson.
Sunderland did get a consolation goal from Jermaine Defoe in the 71st minute, with the hitman cooly slotting past Tom Heaton.
Clarets In Mixed Form
Burnley come into this match in excellent recent form, they have lost just two of their last five matches.
Their win against Sunderland was their second success of the festive period, gaining maximum points from home in those matches.
The losses against London sides Tottenham and West Ham mean that they are still struggling away, with just one point from a possible 24.
The Clarets excellent home record continues, they have secured 19 of their 20 points at home but their away record is the complete opposite.
They will be looking to register their eighth win of the season, they will also be looking to register a fourth win in six matches.
Sean Dyche’s men will be looking to draw on their last result against City in the Premier League, with the 2-2 draw at the Etihad in the 14/15 season.
Both teams are 11/10 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Manchester City are Sergio Aguero at 9/4 with Kelechi Iheanacho at 4/1. For Burnley, Andre Gray is at 12/1 with Sam Vokes at 14/1.
The last time that these two sides met Manchester City won 2-1 and the odds of the same result are 9/1.
Manchester City vs Burnley Odds
Tip 1 – Aguero to score first @ 9/4
Tip 2 – Man City to win 3-1 @ 10/1