City smashed Arsenal last week while Burnley are set to get their season back underway
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Burnley get their Premier League season back underway with a daunting task – an away trip to Manchester City.
City demolished Arsenal last week as they got their campaign back up and running in style.
They host a Clarets side this evening who look set for a mid-table finish this term.
Should Burnley pull off an unlikely victory tonight, Liverpool can clinch the Premier League title by beating Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday.
Man City vs Burnley: Date and kick-off time
The Premier League tie will be held at the Etihad Stadium on Monday, June 22 and will kick-off at 8pm.
City saw off Burnley 4-1 in the reverse fixture in December thanks to Gabriel Jesus’ double.
Pep Guardiola’s men also claimed a handsome 5-0 success over the Clarets at home last season.
Man City vs Burnley: TV channel and live stream
The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 7:30pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.
The match will also be one of Sky’s free-to-air matches following the restart with fans able to catch it on Sky One and Sky Pick.
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Man City vs Burnley: Team news
Manchester City will be without Eric Garcia tonight while fellow defender John Stones and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo are doubtful.
Garcia suffered a concussion after a nasty collision with team-mate Ederson in the closing stages of the win over Arsenal and protocol dictates he will be sidelined for at least a week.
Stones and Bravo were absent at the Etihad after sustaining minor injuries in the build-up to the Premier League resumption and are unlikely to be fit.
For Burnley, Sean Dyche expects to have several players missing as the Clarets resume their Premier League campaign.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood will miss out with injuries, while Burnley have doubts over players whose contracts are due to expire at the end of the month.
Phil Bardsley, Aaron Lennon, Jeff Hendrick, Joe Hart and Adam Legzdins are all in the final fortnight of their deals, while Ben Gibson continues to train away from the club with his Burnley career seemingly over.
Man City vs Burnley: Match stats
- Manchester City have won their five home games against Burnley in all competitions under Pep Guardiola, scoring 19 goals and conceding just two.
- Burnley are winless in 15 away league visits to Manchester City (D6 L9) since a 5-2 win in March 1963.
- Manchester City have scored at least twice in each of their last 10 home games in all competitions against Burnley (W7 D3), netting 36 goals in total.
- Man City have won seven of their last eight Premier League games on Mondays (D1), including each of the last four without conceding.
- After a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats, Burnley are unbeaten in their last seven in the Premier League (W4 D3), their longest such run in over a year (8 games between December 2018-February 2019).
- Burnley are looking to become just the fourth team to win away at both Manchester clubs in a single Premier League season, after Liverpool in 2008-09, Middlesbrough in 2003-04 and Everton in 1992-93.
- In all competitions, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has conceded 17 goals against Manchester City – eight more than he’s conceded against any other side at the Clarets.
- Man City striker Sergio Agüero has scored nine goals in nine appearances against Burnley in all competitions – he has scored in all five home games against the Clarets, netting on average every 47 minutes at the Etihad (six goals in 281 minutes).
- Sean Dyche has lost eight games against Manchester City in all competitions as Burnley manager, only losing more often against Arsenal (10 defeats).
- Man City manager Pep Guardiola has won 16 of his 18 Premier League home games against English managers (D1 L1). The only such manager to take points from Guardiola’s City at the Etihad is Roy Hodgson, winning 3-2 last season and drawing 2-2 this term.