Undefeated in four league games (W3, D1), Burnley can mathematically secure Premier League (PL) survival this weekend as they take on Manchester City. Despite their attack ranking an uninspiring 11th in the PL, they can boast scoring two or more goals in each of their last four league matches.
City are near to defend the title epl 2017/18 English Premier League. But anything can be happen in football. Must be careful.
Impressively, Burnley have scored in each of their previous 12 home league matches and scored exactly two goals in each of their previous five home wins. However these goals have not necessarily guaranteed successful results, as the ‘Clarets’ have gone on to win just six of their 12 home matches in that sequence (W6, D1, L5).
City took a huge stride towards retaining their PL crown on Wednesday night after their 2-0 derby win at Old Trafford made it 11 straight league successes. A blueprint to Pep Guardiola’s side is their ability to strike first and take control, as they have scored the opening goal in 91.43% of their league matches this season. Additionally, proving formidable at both ends of the pitch, they have conceded just one goal in their previous five league matches.
The visitors haven’t lost any of their previous seven competitive matches against Burnley (W6, D1). Furthermore, their last two competitive H2H wins were by a commanding 5-0 scoreline.
Players to watch: Burnley forward Ashley Barnes has two goals in his three previous league appearances – although both came away from Turf Moor.
City midfielder Bernardo Silva continues to have a great season for his side – he also has two goals in his previous three matches.
Stat attack: Burnley have conceded at least one goal in 70.59% of their home league matches.
Burnley have conceded 27.42% of their league goals after the 75th minute.
City have scored two or more goals in each of their last three away league matches.
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Referee: Tierney P. (Eng),
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley)