Burnley FC vs Manchester City

Manchester City Odds Against Burnley 

Manchester City dropped two valuable points today against Newcastle United on a day where they went 11 points behind league leaders Liverpool. It’s another disappointing result for City who drops further behind Liverpool in the race for the 2019/20 Premier League title.  

Despite being in front twice during the game, they were unable to hold onto their lead, as former Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey scored a late equalizer to deny the away win for Pep Guardiola and his team. 

City is now three points ahead of Chelsea but has now dropped to third after Leicester’s 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday. 

Man City now have one win in their last five games in all competitions and are under pressure to simply produce results in a challenge to retain their Premier League title. 

They face a Burnley side who are coming off a disappointing 2-0 home loss to Crystal Palace. They had two back to back 3-0 wins against West Ham United and Watford before their loss to Palace where Wilfred Zaha scored in consecutive games for the first time this season. 

Burnley sits 8th in the league and their record against City since getting promoted in 2014 has been tragic. Burnley have beaten City just once in the Premier League, in 2015. In their last six meetings, City has won five times and there’s one tie between the two teams. 

Manchester City Odds to Take Down Burnley and Reel in Liverpool

Therefore, sportsbooks’ odds on a Manchester City away win open at a staggering -500. Odds on a Burnley win open at +1200. Odds on a tie between the two clubs open at +550. 

Despite there being an 11-point deficit between them and Liverpool, City still has the quality to make up this deficit. Pep Guardiola has been promised funds and Sky Sports reported that two central defenders that City are looking at as back-up for Aymeric Laporte are the center-back pairing for Leicester City; Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu. 

When you add back Leroy Sane into the fold after the new year and Sergio Aguero who is expected to be back from injury in a few weeks, City has all the tools they need to mount a legitimate title challenge. 

Not only will City need to be almost perfect on their route to the title, but they will need Liverpool to falter and that’s one thing Liverpool hasn’t done this season. 

They’ve won 13 of their 14 league games this season and that includes wins over City, Leicester, Tottenham, Arsenal, and Chelsea. Furthermore, despite losing Fabinho; arguably their most important player, they still managed to defeat Brighton and Hove Albion and that was with 10 men after goalkeeper Alisson got sent off. 

City won their last 14 games last season to clinch the Premier League crown, so we know pressure doesn’t affect them, but coming from 11 points behind is something they haven’t done since the 2011/12 Premier League season; the season they won their first-ever Premier League title.