Tuesday 3 December: 8.15pm KO
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December arrives and if Manchester City or Leicester City don’t go on a winning run, Liverpool are finally going to win the Premier League. The Reds are only 3/10 (1.3) at Ladbrokes to win the title but Manchester City aren’t giving up yet. They travel to Burnley looking for three points and hopefully narrowing the current 11 point gap.
Manchester City are second in the table at the time of writing this preview but dropped further behind Liverpool when being held to a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United on Saturday. They were 1-0 and 2-1 up but a late goal denied them the three points they so needed. BetVictor will give you odds of 7/2 (4.5) on City winning a third straight Premier League title.
City have already been beaten three times in the Premier League this season and again their defending cost them dearly. They have only kept two clean sheets in their last eight league games. The odds on City winning this match are 6/25 (1.24) at Unibet with similar odds available at a range of similar and sister sites.
Burnley are eighth in the table after Saturday’s fixtures but will likely be out of the top ten by the time this game begins. They had won their last two league games 3-0 but lost 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace on the last day of November.
Burnley come into this game with a poor record against top sides. Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have all defeated them this season. Even Sheffield United put three past them earlier in the season. It’s 12/1 (13.0) at Coral that they can beat City on Tuesday.
Four out of seven home league games have been won but three lost. Draws are a rarity at Turf Moor with only one in the last 21 home league matches. You can get odds of 11/2 (6.5) at Betfred on this game ending level.
City have won seven of the last eight games played against Burnley. The last three have seen win without conceding. It’s 7/10 (1.7) at William Hill that they stop Burnley scoring in this game.
Manchester City continue to be without Sergio Aguero and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Manchester City clawed back a deficit last season to win the title. However, this time around Liverpool look the much stronger side. December is always an important month, even more so this month with Liverpool in Qatar for part of it. City have a good record against Burnley, who don’t do well against the very best. Go for City to win in a game with over 1.5 goals scored in it. The odds on that happening are 4/11 (1.36) at Paddy Power.