Manchester City vs Burnley: Match preview, prediction, team news, and more | FA Cup 2018-19
- A build-up to Man City's FA Cup clash against Burnley.
Manchester City enter the weekend fixture buoyed by the fact that they recently beat Burton to qualify for the Carabao Cup 2018-19 final.
On the other hand, Burnley drew their last match against Watford FC. The FA Cup is a different ball game, as anything can happen in the tournament. Both teams are well prepared for the weekend match-up, as only one team will taste the delicious joy of the quarter-finals.
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: 26 January 2019
Time: 15:00 (GMT)
Referee: Graham Scott
Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is the only long-term absentee for the club. Benjamin could start the match after spending almost 30 minutes on the pitch against Burton FC. Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Citizens, as the Belgian has some muscle issues.
Joe Hart is likely to miss the match, as Nick Pope could replace him between the sticks. Robbie Brady is set to get back to the starting XI after a three-match ban. Their star midfielder Johann-Berg Gudmundsson, and defender Matthew Lowton are doubts for the match.
Manchester United: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; B Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Burnley: Pope; Bardsley, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brady, Westwood, Cork, Wood; Vokes
Last 5 matches in all competitions
Manchester City: W-W-W-W-W
Did you know?
Manchester City has lost only once in their last 20 meetings with Burnley in all competitions. Last time Manchester City lost to Burnley was in 1931.
City are favourites for the encounter, as they will look to take advantage in front of home crowd. The Manchester club has the better players, so they are likely to dominate proceedings. However, we can expect stiff resistance from Burnley.
Manchester City 3-1 Burnley