Almost every single one of Opta’s statistics points to a goal boom at Turf Moor on Saturday teatime…
Burnley v Man City
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Match Odds: Burnley 8.07/1, Man City 1.4640/85, The Draw 5.14/1
No team has stopped Man City from scoring in their last 20 Premier League away matches
In addition, the champions have fired one blank in their last 25 Premier League fixtures at all venues and netted in each of their previous ten meetings with Burnley, firing at least twice in all of the latest five. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in five away days or five trips to Turf Moor either.
Don’t read Opta’s revelation that the Clarets have struck 13 times in 14 home league games as the negative that it might seem – that is near enough a goal per outing and there have only been four occasions that they haven’t notched. They are 14 matches removed from their last shutout too.
Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1.834/5
There have been 45 goals scored in the last nine matches between Burnley and Man City
These two clubs have produced some belting contests this century, both at beginning in the second tier when Man City won 4-2 at Burnley and 5-1 at Maine Road in 2001/02 and more recently in the Premier League.
There was a 3-3 draw at the Etihad and a 6-1 Citizens riot at Turf Moor in 2009/10, and they showed that the old magic remained in Manchester 11 weeks ago when Burney fought back from a 2-0 half-time deficit for an unlikely draw.
In total, there were over 3.5 goals in eight of their past nine collisions, including each of the most recent five.
Recommended Bet: Back over 3.5 goals @ 2.6813/8
Man City have won five in a row at Turf Moor, scoring 17 times in the last four
Burnley may have escaped with a point on their previous two visits to the Etihad Stadium, but they have regularly been outclassed when tasked with hosting duties, losing the last showdown 6-1 having trailed 3-0 within seven minutes and 5-0 by half time.
Man City have triumphed on six of their eight journeys to bottom-half sides, drawing the two exceptions, so appear worthy favourites at 1.4640/85. To bulk that price up to something more appetising, combine it with the aforementioned both teams to score at around 3.259/4.
Recommended Bet: Back Man City to win and both teams to score @ 3.259/4