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Man City vs Burnley Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 31 January 2024
Kick-Off:  19:30 UK, 20:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium
TV: TNT Sports

Man City vs Burnley: Top free betting tips

Man City return to Premier League action on Wednesday, 31 January when they take on Burnley at the Etihad Stadium. Will Vincent Kompany turn up to his former home ground and lead his Burnley side to a shock win or will Pep Guardiola's men sweep the Clarets away with ease? Our Man City vs Burnley prediction is for a big home win with the Blues looking close to their best again as the title race heats up. 

Match handicap prediction: Man City -1

Man City are in the middle of one of their famous winning streaks (seven wins on the bounce in all competitions) and we can't see Burnley being good enough to stop them on Wednesday night. In their current winning run, they have won by a margin of two more on five occasions which tells us they are playing somewhere close to their best. What's more, Erling Haaland is back in training and could return to the team on Wednesday night. 

Clean sheet prediction: Man City, yes

Burnley have been fairly reliable in front of goal this season for a team at the bottom of the table but they have struggled against the top teams. They failed to score in the reverse fixture against Man City while they also blanked against Liverpool, Newcastle and Man Utd. City have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four matches in all competitions and we are backing them to get another one here. 

Correct score prediction: Man City 4-0 Burnley

If you're a Burnley fan, sorry we just can't see anything other than a very comfortable night for City on Wednesday night. They won the reverse fixture 3-0 without getting out of second gear and they will be switched on than ever on Wednesday night given that they are trying to hunt Liverpool down at the top of the Premier League table. 

Etihad Stadium, home of Man City | Man City vs Burnley predictions
Etihad Stadium, home of Man City – Photo by Icon Sport

Man City vs Burnley team news

Man City predicted lineup vs Burnley

The big news out of the Man City camp this week is that Erling Haaland could be fit enough to play a part on Wednesday night, although he is likely to start on the bench to avoid any complications. John Stones was fit enough to make the bench at Spurs so he could come back into the starting eleven while Kevin de Bruyne could finally make his first start since returning from injury. Manuel Akanji is the only City player who will definitely miss out due to a knee problem. 

Ederson – Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake – Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo – Foden, Alvarez, Doku

Burnley predicted lineup vs Man City

Burnley have had the weekend off after they were knocked out of the FA Cup in third round. The break hasn’t done him any favours in terms of the availability of Charlie Taylor, Nathan Redmond and Luca Koleosho, however, it has allowed Sander Berge, Jordan Beyer and Hannes Delcroix to get themselves back in contention for the visit to the Etihad Stadium. 

Trafford – Vitinho, O’Shea, Ekdal, Al-Dakhil – Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Cullen – Odobert, Foster, Amdouni

Man City vs Burnley: What the fans think

City fans go into the match with a spring in their steps

Burnley fans fearing the worst

How far will Burnley fans travel to the Etihad Stadium?

Burnley fans only have a shot trip across the North West to watch their team on Wednesday which should soften the blow if the match goes as expected. In total, the distance between Burnley and Manchester is around 30 miles and the journey via car or coach lasts around 45 minutes. By train, Burnley fans can take a direct service to Manchester Piccadilly before getting on a local tram to the Etihad Stadium. 

Man City vs Burnley: Tickets

Manchester City are still trying to sell some remaining tickets for this fixture which have been returned to the club. Official members can buy up to four tickets each while season ticket holders can buy an additional three tickets each. Burnley were given an allocation of 3,000 tickets and these have all been sold to eligible season ticket holders.

FAQs: Man City vs Burnley 

Who is the referee? Sam Barrott is the referee for Man City vs Burnley.

Who is the Burnley manager? Vincent Kompany is the current Burnley manager.

Is Man City vs Burnley on TV? Man City vs Burnley is being shown live on TNT Sports.