The Premier League curtain raiser clash kicks off on Friday night as Burnley vs Man City lock horns at Turf Moor for the first league points of the 2023/24 season. Kick-off time is 20:00 BST.
Champions v champions 🏆
Manchester City await in our Premier League curtain raiser 🎭
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 10, 2023
Pep Guardiola’s men will go into the new campaign off the back of an unforgettable treble-winning season, and their first task to yet more history this time around comes in the form of one of the club’s greatest ever players – Burnley manager, Vincent Kompany. It’ll be interesting to see which team reigns supreme after 90 minutes.
Burnley vs Man City probable lineups
Goalkeeper: James Trafford
Defenders: Connor Roberts, Jordan Beyer, O’Shea, Vitinho
Midfielders: Josh Cullen, Josh Brownhill, Anass Zaroury, Jack Cork
Forwards: Zeki Amdouni
Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Rodri, Mateo Kovacic, Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne
Forwards: Erling Haaland
Burnley vs Man City confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they’re released
Burnley vs Man City predictions
Prediction 1: Man City Win
Manchester City have traditionally dominated this fixture in the past. The last 11 encounters between these teams have seen the Citizens come out victorious in all of the games. We’re backing Pep Guardiola’s men to string their 12th straight win over Burnley.
Prediction 2: Manchester City to Score First
The last 16 times both teams have squared off against each other has been one sided as far as scoring the first goal is concerned. Man City have hit the back of the net first in all of the last 16 meetings, and we’re expecting the treble winners to do so again as they visit Turf Moor.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals
Burnley and Manchester City have played against each other on many occasions. The last eight meetings have been a high-scoring one that has seen five matches feature at least three goals. Man City’s last three friendlies also saw at least three goals, while Burnley conceded three times in their last match as well. All things being equal, this match looks set to see plenty of goals.
Burnley recent form
After earning promotion to the Premier League, Burnley played four matches in preparation for the new season. However, Vincent Kompany’s side managed one win in that stretch; losing two and drawing one.
Man City recent form
Pep Guardiola’s team had mixed fortunes during the pre-season. Two consecutive wins in their first two matches were followed by losses to Atletico Madrid and Arsenal in their last two matches.
Where to watch Burnley vs Man City live on TV in Nigeria
For GOTV subscribers
The Burnley vs Man City match will be broadcast live on Supersport GOTV Football, channel 32 for fans in Nigeria.
For DSTV subscribers
The Burnley vs Man City match will be broadcast live on Supersport Premier League on channel 203, and SuperSport Football on channel 205 for fans in Nigeria.
Meanwhile Nigerians in the United Kingdom can watch the Burnley vs Man City match live on Sky Showcase, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Ultra HD, and Sky Sports Main Event.
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