Burnley vs Manchester City preview: Aguero still needs "a few weeks" according to Guardiola

By Ric Turner, Wed 03 February 2021 12:44

Burnley vs Manchester City preview: Aguero still needs "a few weeks" according to GuardiolaStriker has tested negative for Covid-19 but needs to regain fitness

Burnley vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 6.00 pm, Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley

Referee: Martin Atkinson Assistants: C Hatzidakis, E Smart Fourth Official: A Taylor VAR: S Atwell

Odds: Burnley 14/1, Draw 6/1, City 1/5

TV: BT Sport


Manager: Sean Dyche

Squad (from): Pope, Peacock-Farrell, Norris, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Bardsley, Long, Dunne, Cork, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, McNeil, Stephens, Westwood, Benson, Wood, Barnes, Rodriguez, Vydra, Thompson,Mumbongo

Injured: None

Doubtful: Wood, Brady, Taylor, Barnes, Brownhill

Suspended: None

Form guide: LWWWL

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Laporte, Mendy, Cancelo, Garcia, Gundogan, Rodrigo, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, Doyle, Bernabe, Sterling, Jesus, Torres, Mahrez, Delap

Injured: Ake, De Bruyne, Aguero

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWW

City will once again be without Sergio Aguero, Nathan Ake and Kevin De Bruyne for the trip to Turf Moor. Aguero is nearing a return after recovering from Covid-19, but Pep Guardiola said the striker will "need a few weeks" ro regain full fitness.

Guardiola has an impressive record against Burnley since arriving in England, having won 10 of the 11 encounters, but has warned his side against complacency on Wednesday evening.

“Always I think when playing Burnley, especially away, is that it will never be easy,” he added.

“They have played together for Sean Dyche for a long time and they know what to do really well.

“The past is nothing. Every team is a new chance, a new challenge, to do a good game.

“I pay zero attention to what happened in the past. It is about tomorrow, what we have to do to beat them. That is only my concern.”

City won their last league game at Turf Moor 4-1, with goals from Gabriel Jesus (2), Rodrigo and Riyad Mahrez. Overall City have won 51 of the 106 games played against the Clarets, with 25 draws and 30 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, Silva, Foden, Sterling, Jesus

Score prediction: Burnley 0 City 1