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Manchester City vs Burnley: Match preview, prediction, team news, and more | FA Cup 2018-19

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362   //    25 Jan 2019, 20:17 IST

The FA Cup is a different ball game, as anything can happen in the tournament
The FA Cup is a different ball game, as anything can happen in the tournament

It will be an exciting atmosphere at the Etihad, as The Citizens face Burnley Football Club in the 4th round of the FA Cup 2018-19.

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.


Match details

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Capacity: 55,097

Date: 26 January 2019

Time: 15:00 (GMT)

Referee: Graham Scott 


Team news


Manchester City

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Manchester City is ready to face the challenge
Manchester City is ready to face the challenge

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.

Burnley

Burnley FC have to take their chances
Burnley FC have to take their chances

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.


Predicted line-ups

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

Burnley: D-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.


Prediction

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

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