Manchester City have 12 points after eight Premier League (PL) matches (W3, D3, L2) – their lowest total after eight rounds since 2008/09. They also failed to score for the first time this PL season in their 2-0 loss to Spurs, and have scored just ten goals across eight matches (1.25 on average) – their lowest tally since 2006/07!
At home, three of City’s four PL goals arrived in the first half, and they’ve also scored before the break and led at HT in three straight home league H2Hs against Burnley. By extension, City have won five straight home H2Hs against Burnley while covering a -2.5 handicap.
Burnley got their first PL win in the last round (W1, D2, L5), holding on to a 1-0 lead after an eighth-minute goal. It was only their fourth league goal of the season (0.5 on average per match) and their first goal in five PL matches! Unsurprisingly, their 2.0 total goals on average from eight matches is the lowest in the league.
On their travels, Burnley are without a win in four PL matches this season (D2, L2). A growing resilience has been emerging, however, with two straight goalless draws. Though Burnley have not travelled well so far, they’ve been awarded just 1.33 yellow cards on average across their last nine PL matches on the road.
City are high on the stakes to nick this one and Betpay is offering odds of 1.14 for the win.