Manchester City square off against Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night, having beaten Arsenal in their fixture on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to continue their impressive form despite the league title being almost over for them. The match could possibly also serve as their last as champions with Liverpool bound to lift the trophy.

Burnley’s target for the remainder of the season would be to finish as high as they can in the top-flight with eight goals to go after Monday’s clash.

Sean Dyche’s side should be safe from the drop zone if they are able to add one more point to the current 39 they have after 29 games.

The Citizens won the reverse fixture over the Clarets at Turf Moor in December by four goals to one.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Monday, June 22
Time: 19:00 (GMT)

FORM GUIDE

Manchester City – 2nd (L-W-W-L-W)

Burnley – 11th (D-W-W-D-D)

STATS

Manchester City have won their five home games against Burnley in all competitions under Pep Guardiola, scoring 19 goals and conceding just two.

Burnley are winless in 15 away league visits to Manchester City (D6 L9) since a 5-2 win in March 1963.

Manchester City have scored at least twice in each of their last 10 home games in all competitions against Burnley (W7 D3), netting 36 goals in total.

Man City have won seven of their last eight Premier League games on Mondays (D1), including each of the last four without conceding.

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After a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats, Burnley are unbeaten in their last seven in the Premier League (W4 D3), their longest such run in over a year (8 games between December 2018-February 2019).

TEAM NEWS

Eric Garcia is certain to miss the clash on Monday, though he was discharged from hospital after the collision with goalkeeper Ederson. John Stones and Claudio Bravo are also doubts for the game with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively.

Aside that, City should have a full squad to chose from.

For Burnley, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood will miss the trip to Manchester through injuries, while Dyche is also uncertain about calling on players who are out of contract at the end of the month.

Aaron Lennon, Phil Bardsley, Joe Hart and Jeff Hendrick are among players whose contracts expire at the end of June.

PREDICTED LINEUPS

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden; Bernardo, Aguero, Sterling

Burnley: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Vydra, Rodriguez

PREDICTION

Manchester City 3-0 Burnley

By Kweku Lawrence

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