Premier League: Burnley vs Manchester City match preview

A look at another must-win game for the Premier League champions

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Manchester City may have the second leg of their Champions League tie with Barcelona on Wednesday in the back of their mind, but boss Manuel Pellegrini will know that his side cannot afford any slips if they are to be Premier League champions in May.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche will be buoyed by his side’s performance at the Etihad in December, when the relegation strugglers battled from two goals down to snatch an unlikely point.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm


Man City (Silva, Fernandinho) 2-2 Burnley (Boyd, Barnes) Premier League, December 2014

Burnley (Fletcher) 1-6 Man City (Adebayor 2, Bellamy, Tevez, Vieira, Kompany) Premier League, April 2010

Man City (Wright-Phillips, Toure, Bellamy) 3-3 Burnley (Alexander, Fletcher, McDonald) Premier League, November 2009

ODDS: Burnley 7/1 Draw 4/1 Man City 7/15


There have been 45 goals scored in the last nine meetings between these two.

Man City have won just three of their last ten games in all competitions.

Classic Moment:

Burnley 1-6 Man City - 2009

Man City bagged six goals in 54 minutes as they stepped up their push for Champions League football, whilst simultaneously pushing Burnley deeper into the relegation mire. Three goals in the opening seven minutes put the home side to the sword, and it was 5-0 before half-time.

TV: BT Sport1 - 12.45pm, MOTD - 10.20pm