Manchester City vs Burnley preview: Eric Garcia misses out with concussion

By Ric Turner, Fri 19 June 2020 15:00


Manchester City vs Burnley preview: Eric Garcia misses out with concussionClaudio Bravo and John Stones close to return but unlikely to feature

Manchester City vs Burnley

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 8.00pm, Monday 21st June 2020

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Andre Marriner Assistants: M Perry, A Holmes Fourth Official: A Madley

Odds: City 1/8, Draw 8/1, Burnley 18/1

TV: Sky Sports

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Bravo, Carson, Ederson, Cancelo, Laporte, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Rodri, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: Garcia

Doubtful: Bravo, Stones

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWLW

Burnley

Manager: Sean Dyche

Squad (from): Pope, Peacock-Farrell, Hart, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Gibson, Pieters, Bardsley, Long, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Brady, Hendrick, Westwood, Lennon, Rodriguez, Vydra

Injured: Barnes, Wood, Gundmundsson

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: DWWDD

Eric Garcia misses out with concusssion after being stretchered off the pitch against Arsenal, following a collision with Ederson. Claudio Bravo and John Stones continue their recovery after missing the 3-0 victory over the Gunners, but should both be available for the trip to Chelsea next week.

“He [Bravo] had a bit of a muscular problem. He stayed here in England during lockdown. He arrived back well, but a week before the first game, he had pain in his back.

“Yesterday he started to run. So in a few days he will be back training.

“John had a problem in his ankle. He is at the end now of his recovery."

City won the last game against the Clarets at The Etihad 5-0, courtesy of goals from Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane. Overall City have won 48 of the 103 games played against Burnley, with 25 draws and 30 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Cancelo, Laporte, Fernandinho, Mendy, Rodri, Foden, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero

Score prediction: City 3 Burnley 0

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