Pep Guardiola’s side beat Tottenham 1-0 on the opening weekend of the season behind them with a win over Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester, and a 2-2 draw at Liverpool before the international break meant that they occupy the third place.
City are two points behind leaders Chelsea but are expected to come back with a win over struggling Burnley side under Sean Dyche.
Kick-off date, time and location
Manchester City vs Burnley are scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. BST on Saturday 16 October 2021 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Where to watch Manchester City vs. Burnley
The match will not be shown live on UK television.
Manchester City vs Burnley team news
Jack Grealish scored his first England goal in the 5-0 win over Andorra in the international break.
Kevin de Bruyne, who has now returned to rich form since his injury earlier in the season, was also on track for his country, scoring a stunner in the 3-2 loss to France in the League semi-final of Nations.
The two talismanic midfielders are Guardiola’s favorites and an integral part of the squad without a number 9.
The problem of the lack of a recognized striker is further compounded by the likely absence of Gabriel Jesus who, along with Ederson, is in a race against time to be available. Only 37.5 hours separate Brazil’s qualifying match against Uruguay tomorrow and Burnley’s visit.
Manchester City vs Burnley Prediction
Burnley last won at City in the league in 1974 and there is no indication that will change. Anything other than another comfortable victory for the Champions would be a major upheaval.
Manchester City 4-0 Burnley.
History and results of face to face (h2h)
(Premier League record only)