Manchester City Starting XI Prediction at Burnley FC


With one eye on the UEFA Champions League knockout round resumption next week, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola may do a bit of squad rotation when his side visits Burnley FC on Saturday. After all, the Clarets are the penultimate side in the Premier League table right now, and City’s squad rotation still leaves them with a very strong side to put on the pitch. As City continues their quest for another treble, the team they’ll start out with will still be a very strong one for this match.

With Liverpool nipping at their heels, let’s take a look at who Pep Guardiola might call upon in this one.

Manchester City at Burnley FC

Kickoff: Sat Apr 2, 3pm Turf Moor

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PL Form Guide:   Man City  DWWLW    Burnley FC  LLLDW

PL Position: Man City 29mp, 70pts, 1st      Burnley FC  27mp, 21pts, 19th

Result Probability:  Man City 79%   Burnley FC 14%   Draw 7%

There could be a mini crisis or sorts in central defense for this one, potentially, so with that in mind we went back to what Pep did last time he was in this situation- slotting central midfielder Fernandinho into the back line.

Manchester City Starting XI Prediction at Burnley FC

Steffen, Zinchenko, Laporte, Fernandinho, Walker; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Sterling, Foden, Mahrez

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  1. Everyone has an opinion on which team will win. I have high expectations for the Manchester City football squad. It is the team in whom I place all of my trust.

  2. says

    MC ready to rock n roll against Burnley
    Inshallah MC 3 Burnley 2

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