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FA Cup 2022-23: Manchester City vs Burnley: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :March 16, 2023 at 4:55 PM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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(Courtesy : Manchester Evening News)

Ritvik Verma

The Citizens host The Clarets at Etihad in this thrilling FA Cup quarterfinal encounter.

Manchester City and Burnley are two football clubs with vastly different histories, but both have made a significant impact on English football. On a Saturday evening, they face off each other in the FA Cup quarterfinals. Manchester City have enjoyed a rich and storied history. In recent years, they have become one of the most dominant teams in the Premier League, winning multiple league titles and establishing themselves as a formidable force in European football. Burnley, on the other hand, have a much more modest history. They have spent much of their time in the lower divisions of English football. However, they have still managed to achieve some notable successes, including two FA Cup victories.

Despite the differences in their histories, the two clubs have developed a healthy rivalry over the years. Their first meeting dates back to 1897, and since then, they have faced each other numerous times in various competitions. While Manchester City have historically had the upper hand, Burnley have managed to cause a few upsets along the way. So, it will be a match to look out for at the weekend between both.


Saturday, 18-03-2023: 5:45 PM (GMT)

Saturday, 18-03-2023: 11:15 PM (IST)

Manchester City form (all competition): W-W-W-W-W

Burnley form (all competition): W-W-D-W-W

Player to watch

Manchester City: Erling Haaland

He has been in excellent form this season, netting 39 goals in the whole season for City - breaking almost a century-old record, and by recording his first 5-goal haul of the career, he once again showed his talent. Being a brute force of nature, he will undoubtedly torture Burnley's defence and will be counting on his colleagues Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez to provide him with the necessary assistance. The Norwegian will be looking forward to scoring more goals to reach a tally of 50 goals for the season as soon as possible.

Burnley: Manuel Benson

Benson is Kompany's most dependable performer and has seven goals for Burnley. He causes trouble inside the box and has amazing senses. This will be his most significant contest because he also has an impact when he is not in control. He has already scored 7 goals and provided 4 assists in the EPL and is looking forward to performing exactly the same against the Cityzens.

Match facts

  • Since losing to Burnley in their first FA Cup match in January 1931, Man City has triumphed in each of their last four encounters with the Clarets, most recently a 5-0 victory in the fourth round of the 2018–19 season.
  • Burnley has dropped all ten of their previous encounters with Man City by an average score of 34-1.
  • Five of Manchester City's six seasons under Pep Guardiola have seen them advance to the FA Cup semifinals.
  • Burnley hasn't defeated Manchester City on the road since the 1973 Charity Shield.

Injury and team news

Aymeric Laporte, who has been competing to make it into the first squad, is now eligible for selection, according to City manager Guardiola. Prior to Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez, who have not been in the best of form lately, Julian Alvarez, Ilkay Gungogan, and Jack Grealish will be the favourites to start. Phil Foden's participation is still in doubt because of a foot issue. For Burnley, they don't face a major blow. Anass Zaroury and Connor Roberts have returned and might start, but Scott Twine and Ashely Westwood's fitness remain doubtful yet they'll most likely play.

Head-to-Head stats

Matches: 21

Manchester City: 17

Draws: 3

Burnley: 1

Predicted lineup

Manchester City predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Ortega; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Ake; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Alvarez

Burnley predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Peacock-Farrell; Lowton, McNally, Beyer, Taylor; Bastien, Cullen; Benson, Brownhill, Gudmundsson; Barnes

Match Prediction

This will be a close encounter between both since they are doing well in their respective leagues. Despite their differing levels of success, both Manchester City and Burnley share a passion for football and a dedication to their fans. They both have loyal fan bases who support them through thick and thin, and they both play an important role in the rich tapestry of English football. But City always have the upper hand in this tie and they'll be looking forward to an easy win.

Prediction:  Manchester City 2-0 Burnley


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