Manchester City host Burnley in the Premier League and Goal has the latest betting odds for Monday night
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The Reds’ 0-0 draw at Everton means they are now 23 points clear but victory for City on Monday would mean that Jurgen Klopp’s men will not be able to win the title until Thursday at the earliest.
Burnley, though, can prove to be a difficult team to break down, as Pep Guardiola found out last season during a 1-0 win at Turf Moor, although that result proved to be more of an exception than the rule when these sides have met in recent years.
Manchester City vs Burnley Latest Odds
City have won the last four editions of this fixture, including a 4-1 triumph in the reverse fixture in December, and bet365 make them just 1/8 (1.13) to make that five in a row.
Burnley are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games and can be backed at 18/1 (19.0) to move up to ninth in the table with a shock win at Eastlands.
Just one of the last eight Premier League meetings between these clubs has finished all-square and the draw is offered at 8/1 (9.0) .
Manchester City vs Burnley Team News
Gabriel Jesus started in City’s first game back against Arsenal but was largely ineffectual, so Sergio Aguero should replace him for this one. Eric Garcia is out after suffering a concussion in that fixture, whilst John Stones faces a late fitness test.
Ashley Barnes is still recovering from hernia surgery and Chris Wood is also out with an Achilles injury, leaving Sean Dyche short in the attacking department. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is out.
Manchester City vs Burnley Preview
The champions scarcely missed a beat in their first game back following the enforced break last week, easing past Arsenal 3-0 thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden.
Whilst most other teams have generally struggled to find their feet since the restart, City showed no such issues and it could be a similar tale on Monday night.
Guardiola’s side have scored a total of 15 goals the last four times they have faced Burnley, whilst conceding just once – a consolation goal in December’s 4-1 win at Turf Moor.
Manchester City vs Burnley Tips and Predictions
Given City’s recent history in this fixture and the fact that Burnley are likely to be at least a little off the pace, the hosts to win with a -2 handicap at 21/20 (2.05) with bet365 offers good value for this Premier League fixture.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.