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Manchester City vs Burnley – Match Preview

Courtesy of BBC Sport:

Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns for Monday’s visit of Burnley.

Leroy Sane remains a doubt with a muscle injury, while captain Vincent Kompany is not yet ready to return from a knee problem.

Burnley’s record signing Jeff Hendrick is available after suspension and could replace Dean Marney, who must serve a ban after picking up his fifth booking of the season on New Year’s Eve.

Right-back Jon Flanagan will be missing because of a knee injury.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Manchester City are unbeaten in 12 home league matches against Burnley since a 5-2 defeat in March 1963.
  • Burnley’s only victory in the last 15 competitive meetings came at Turf Moor in the Premier League in March 2015 when George Boyd was the match-winner.

Manchester City

  • City are vying for a third successive home win.
  • They have won their opening Premier League match of the calendar year in each of the last six attempts when it has been at home.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 28 home games against newly-promoted sides since losing 0-2 to Reading in February 2007. Two of their three draws during that run have been against Burnley.
  • Pep Guardiola’s side have only kept two clean sheets in nine home league matches so far.

Burnley

  • Burnley’s solitary point in an away fixture this season came in a goalless draw at Manchester United in October (D1, L7).
  • They have only managed two goals in those eight away matches and not scored more than once in any of their last 17 Premier League away fixtures since a 3-3 draw at Newcastle on New Year’s Day 2015.
  • The Clarets have failed to score in 11 of their last 17 Premier League away games.

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