Burnley vs. Manchester City Picks, Predictions, Odds

As the Premier League kicks off its new season with a flurry of exhilarating matchups, all eyes are set on the Friday night clash between Burnley and Manchester City on August 11. The anticipation is palpable as two teams with contrasting styles and ambitions prepare to battle it out at Turf Moor.

  • Date: Friday, August 11
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Turf Moor
  • Location: Burnley, England

Burnley vs. Manchester City Prediction

The 2023/24 Premier League gets underway with last seasons Championship winners hosting the reigning champions. To add an extra level of intrigue, Burnley are managed by Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany.

These sides met in the FA Cup last season and City ran out 6-0 winners, with Erling Haaland bagging a hat-trick. This match will be a lot closer but Pep Guardiola’s side should win by at least two goals.

That was the outcome in its last four visits to Turf Moor, and while the one before that only ended 1-0 in its favor, the expected goals were 2.55 versus 0.06.

Burnley vs. Manchester City Picks

Manchester City -1.5 (-112)

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Burnley vs. Manchester City Odds

Premier League Futures Odds

Burnley vs. Manchester City (3:00 p.m. ET)
Burnley +650
Manchester City -300
Draw +500
Over 2.5 -163
Under 2.5 +130

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Burnley vs. Manchester City History

Burnley was not in the Premier League the past two seasons but earned promotion in 2023. Listed below are the most recent English Premier League meetings between the two clubs.

  • 2020/2021 Season:
    • Burnley 0-3 Manchester City (February 3, 2021)
    • Manchester City 5-0 Burnley (November 28, 2020)
  • 2019/2020 Season:
    • Manchester City 5-0 Burnley (June 22, 2020)
    • Burnley 1-4 Manchester City (December 3, 2019)
  • 2018/2019 Season:
    • Manchester City 5-0 Burnley (April 28, 2019)
    • Burnley 0-1 Manchester City (October 20, 2018)
Erling Haaland of Manchester City is expected to have another big season for his club. (Getty)

Burnley vs. Manchester City Preview

Defending champions Manchester City enter the fray as the favorites, armed with their star-studded lineup and a hunger to retain their league crown. Under the meticulous guidance of Pep Guardiola, the Citizens have established themselves as a footballing force, renowned for their free-flowing attacking prowess and intricate build-up play. Spearheaded by the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, and a potent strike force, Manchester City will be looking to set the tone for their title defense with a statement victory against Burnley.

On the other hand, Burnley represents the blue-collar spirit of the Premier League, a team that thrives on resilience, grit, and well-organized defensive tactics. Sean Dyche's side may not dazzle with intricate passing patterns, but their determination and physicality make them a formidable opponent for any team. Turf Moor, Burnley's fortress, has witnessed many upsets over the years, and the Clarets will be banking on their home advantage to unsettle the reigning champions.

The matchup between Burnley and Manchester City presents an intriguing clash of ideologies, with possession-based football squaring off against a staunch defensive setup. The tactical battle between Dyche and Guardiola promises to be a captivating subplot, as the former aims to disrupt the latter's fluidity and exploit any vulnerabilities that may arise.

Historically, Manchester City has often emerged victorious in this fixture, using their technical superiority to outmaneuver Burnley's robust defensive lines. However, the beauty of football lies in its unpredictability, and Burnley's no-nonsense approach could prove to be a stumbling block for the titleholders.

As the opening whistle blows, football fans across the globe will be treated to a captivating clash that encapsulates the essence of the Premier League – a clash where skill meets determination, and where tradition goes head-to-head with innovation. With both teams eager to make a strong start to the new season, the Burnley vs Manchester City encounter is destined to provide fireworks and set the tone for what promises to be yet another riveting Premier League campaign.