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Burnley vs Manchester City Prediction & Betting tips
The English League Cup includes 92 teams from England’s four top divisions, but is far less popular with fans and clubs than the traditional FA Cup. Nevertheless, especially this season, the top teams are unusually strong in the EFL Cup. The round of 16 are already on the program this week, including a duel between Burnley and Manchester City.
Not only does the significantly higher quality speak for the Citizens, but also the fact that Burnley has to struggle with great staffing concerns. Although the Citizens themselves will not compete with the best line-up, the Clarets would still be a big surprise. The game at Turf Moor starts on Wednesday at 19:00 p.m.
Burnley has only played two games in the English Premier League after the first league game against Manchester United was postponed. With two defeats and therefore zero points, the Dyche-Elf is currently on a relegation place.
A carelessness cost the Clarets a point win in their home game against Southampton last weekend. After just a few minutes of play, Saints top scorer Danny Ings provided the early lead. In the further course of the game, the two teams neutralized each other over long distances.
Burnley coach Sean Dyche waived a substitution despite the tight game and let his regular formation play through. This could be seen as a criticism of the club’s own management, because Dyche has been calling for reinforcements for weeks.
His hands are tied due to injuries and several youngsters with no PL experience were on the bench against Southampton.
The list of those absent is almost endless and accordingly it will be interesting to see which actors will be on the pitch on Wednesday evening. It is difficult to imagine that the newly assembled team will be able to survive against the vice-champions. Between Burnley and Manchester City, betting odds on the home side are not advisable.
Above all, Burnley will have to focus on the league in order not to be stuck on the relegation spots early on. Next weekend, the game against Newcastle United is an opponent who can be classified on an equal footing.
After the Citizens had no realistic title chances at any point in the season last season, the Guardiola-Elf want to return to the throne of English football this season. The first two games in the 2020/21 season by no means cause euphoria.
A 3-1 win against Wolverhampton in the difficult start at Molineux Stadium, but last weekend the runner-up was brought back to the hard ground of reality. In the home game against Leicester City, the Citizens slipped into a 2-5 debacle.
For the first time in history, Manchester City conceded five goals at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola also accepted this number of goals conceded for the first time in his coaching work. Especially the back team acted extremely impetuously and caused three (!) Penalties.
Even if the league cup is not the top priority for the top teams, a reaction is expected from the Citizens. Accordingly, it is hardly conceivable that Guardiola would turn completely through and thus accept the next setback.
In this regard, not only a City win can be expected, but in the round of 16 duel between Burnley and Manchester City, the prognosis for a handicap win also appears to be a good option.
Due to injury, the two top strikers Gabriel Jesus and Kun Agüero will still not be available. The multi-million dollar newcomer Ruben Diaz (from Benfica Lisbon) will not be an issue on the defensive either.
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