Man City v Burnley Betting Preview | 6th January 2018
In our Man City v Burnley betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for this FA Cup tie.
Man City v Burnley Betting Preview
Venue: Etihad Stadium
The Sky Blues entertain premier league overachievers Burnley on saturday in the third round of the FA Cup. Despite City’s inevitable weakened team, they are still clear favourites at 1/6 and are expected to progress comfortably. Burnley too may take this opportunity to give some of the fringe players, like Nakhi Wells, a chance to shine and impress Sean Dyche after a busy christmas period. This appears to be a fixture that produces goals constantly, with 8 of the last 10 between them seeing both teams scoring and 9 with 3 goals or more. BTTS Over 2.5 goals is priced at 11/8 with bet365.
Burnley, again, can travel to one of the big boys of the premier league with no pressure and attempt to surprise the bookmakers. The most recent example was their 2-2 at Old Trafford, where they were 0-2 up and looking comfortable until Jesse Lingard unlocked their defense. Still, a point here and a narrow defeat to Liverpool in the last minute last time out shows improvement. City are expected winners here to reach the fourth round, and most rightly so, but a competitive nature is in Burnley’s nature under Sean Dyche. My best bet is City to win over 3.5 goals at 6/5.
City will look to rest their star players whilst David Silva may miss it for personal reasons.
Potential Man City Starting XI: Bravo, Danilo, Mangala, Adarabioyo, Zinchenko, Toure, Gundogan, B. Silva, Diaz, Nmecha, Aguero
Potential Burnley Starting XI: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood Hendrick, Arfield, Vokes, Wells
Stats & Facts
- In City’s last 6 FA Cup wins, 5 have been ‘to nil’.
- BTTS – No in 9 out of Burnley’s last 10 cup ties.
- Over 2.5 goals in 12 out of Burnley’s last 16 AWAY FA Cup ties.
Head To Head
- The two sides have not met in a cup fixture before.
- 9 of the last 10 in this tie have had over 2.5 goals, 8 of these with BTTS.
- City win to nil – 4/5
- Over 2.5 goals – 2/5
- City win over 3.5 goals – 6/5
City 1/6 Draw 8/1 Burnley 16/1