Man City look to continue their free-scoring form against Burnley
Manchester City were rampant in front of a packed-out Etihad Stadium on Saturday 14th October as they mercilessly swept aside Mark Hughes’ Stoke. Pep’s men hit seven past Jack Butland and missed numerous chances to extend their lead, significantly boosting their goal difference in the process.
Kevin De Bruyne was instrumental in their success despite the Belgian being unable to add his own name to the scoresheet. His vision and movement is likely to be giving the Stoke back-line nightmares for the remainder of the month and he will look to have a similar impact against Burnley on October 21st.
Sean Dyche’s men have already won at Stamford Bridge and Goodison Park this season and also departed Anfield with a point. They could prove tricky to break down at first, but City will surely have too much quality to surrender any points here. Betfred have priced up Manchester City as 1/9 favourites for this tie and many punters will be looking to back the Citizens in the handicap markets. Manchester City -2 is priced at 10/11 and is likely to be a popular bet as Pep’s side continue to lead the way at the top of the Premier League.
They’ll start the day ahead of rivals Manchester United, who dropped points in a lifeless affair with Liverpool on October 14th, and the Red Devils will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they pay a visit to West Yorkshire. David De Gea came to his side’s rescue on numerous occasions against Jurgen Klopp’s side however they will surely show more invention against newly promoted Huddersfield on October 21st. David Wagner’s side have started to slip down the table after a bright start to the campaign and they are priced at 11/1 to cause an upset at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Chelsea lost further ground on the top two when slipping up at Crystal Palace and the Blues will be looking to bounce back against Watford in the lunchtime kickoff. The Hornets came from a goal down to see off Arsenal on October 14th and will be hoping to make it a successive victories against title-chasing sides. Antonio Conte’s side have now lost back-to-back games and slipped to 5th in the table. They begin this encounter in West London two points behind their visitors.
Elsewhere, Swansea will be aiming for a second victory on the spin as they host Leicester, whilst West Brom make the trip to St Mary’s for the late kickoff.
On October 22nd, Arsenal make the journey to Everton’s Goodison Park in search of their first away win of the season. The Toffees have had a wretched campaign so far but Wayne Rooney’s late penalty did secure Ronald Koeman’s side a point at the AMEX on October 15th. Liverpool travel to Wembley to take on Spurs in the Sunday late game, with the Reds hoping to be the latest side to leave the national stadium with all three points.
You can find details of all of the top UK bookmakers here at BettingTop10, including Ladbrokes, who have installed Manchester City as 2/5 title favourites ahead of Manchester United who are priced at 4/1.