BURNLEY meet Man City on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park. Brett Curtis (@Brett_Curtis92) is on-hand to deliver his favourite fancies.
Burnley vs Manchester City | Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 18:00 | BT Sport
Burnley will be looking to avoid another spanking at the hands of Manchester City at Turf Moor on Wednesday. The Citizens have beaten Sean Dyche 5-0 in the last two league meetings between the sides, although both of those matches were at The Etihad.
City will be tough to stop, though, having won eight consecutive league games to move top of the Premier League. Seven of those were without conceding, so 5/6 (Sky Bet) for City to beat Burnley to nil looks a great price.
There's no better side in the league than Pep Guardiola's team when it comes to keeping the ball and snuffing out opposition counter-attacks, with Burnley lacking the individual quality to threaten City in transition. I'm not sure it'll be another 5-0, but I'd be surprised to see Burnley get themselves on the scoresheet, particularly if Chris Wood's hamstring injury keeps him out as suspected.
One man who loves playing Burnley is Riyad Mahrez, who has scored against the Clarets in each of his four appearances against them for Man City, with a sensational tally of five goals in his last two games against Burnley.
The Algerian was rested in the 1-0 win against Sheffield United on Saturday so should come back into the starting line-up against Burnley, having bagged in City's last away game at West Brom last week.
I'm more than happy to take 31/20 (Unibet) on Mahrez to score, then, with 10/1 (Betfair) on him scoring from outside of the area also a very good price given Burnley are likely to sit deep for the most part.
Lastly, I'm not expecting many cards in this one, but 19/4 (Bet Victor) on Ashley Westwood to be carded is too good to ignore.
The central midfielder has been booked in four of his last eight league games, and will have a big job on his hands as he attempts to stifle City between the lines. Westwood is never shy of leaving his foot in or cynically stopping a counter-attack.
Burnley vs Manchester City – Manchester City to win and Both Teams To Score ‘No' (5/6 Sky Bet)
Burnley vs Manchester City – Riyad Mahrez to score at anytime (31/20 Unibet)
Burnley vs Manchester City – Ashley Westwood to be carded (19/4 Bet Victor)