Manchester City vs Burnley 10/21/2017 Premier League Preview, Odds & Pick

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SADLY you can't watch this game live on TV in the United Kingdom. "For the moment we have good form, probably we are up there", De Bruyne said.

De Bruynes passing tore Stoke apart at the weekendWhat is the team news?

Centre-backs John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have formed a solid partnership in the absence of captain Vincent Kompany through injury. He could take up any of the three midfield roles but it seems unlikely that Guardiola would rest either Kevin De Bruyne or David Silva for this league game, given their importance to City's overall play.

Jonathan Walters (knee) and Nahki Wells (foot), plus Dean Marney (knee) are all edging closer to full fitness, but remain sidelined.

Up next for City is a Premier League home game against Burnley on Saturday.

However, the Citizens have averaged 3.2 goals-per- game across their last 10 league meetings with Burnley, including hitting them for six on two occasions (6-0 March 1999, 6-1 April 2010).

Man City will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table, where they now lead rivals Man United by three points, but will face a strong Burnley side.

Many pundits are already billing this season's title battle as a two-horse race, and while De Bruyne agrees that United are now the biggest threat he also admits that things can change quickly.

Their attacking trio of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling have all scored six Premier League goals each this season.

City boss Pep Guardiola is expected to rotate his squad following their tough mid-week encounter in the UEFA Champions League.

De Bruyne has enhanced his reputation as possibly the best provider in the game this season with an array of assists that have helped City to the top of the table.

The Premier League leaders were producing wave after wave of attacks and the appreciative crowd sensed that this could be another massacre. Jens Lehman (47) holds the competition record for going most games unbeaten at the start of his Premier League career.

However, while the Belgian global believes the two rivals will fight for the title, he refused to rule out other teams due to the competitiveness of the Premier League.



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