On Friday, the 2023–24 Premier League season will get underway with a Burnley vs Manchester City matchup at Turf Moor. Manchester City begins their most recent top-flight championship defense against last season’s Championship champions Burnley.
Having just completed an unbelievable treble-winning season, Pep Guardiola’s team faces one of the club’s all-time best players in Burnley manager Vincent Kompany as their first obstacle on the road to making more club history.
Burnley vs Manchester City
Few would bet on Pep Guardiola’s treble winners extending their complete dominance by having a strong start to this season even though they have little left to prove in terms of their dominance of the modern game. After the departures of Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez, Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol are the new faces on City’s roster, and Erling Haaland is aiming to surpass his flawless record of 36 goals in 35 league appearances last season.
After winning the Championship, Burnley strengthened their team and made significant investments in James Trafford, a Manchester City youth product. Turf Moor will be vibrating in anticipation of a massive upset to start what we all hope will be an exciting season, as opposed to expectation.
Manchester City the defending Premier League winners lost to Arsenal in the FA Community Shield match on penalties, and they will need to win this week to go back on track.
Burnley won the Championship last year and will aim to make a good start in the Premier League this year. The recently promoted team drew 1-1 with Real Betis the previous week and will aim to improve in this match.
Despite losing a few key players in the summer market, Manchester City still has a strong team at their disposal. The likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland, who are almost unstoppable on their best days, will want to leave their imprint this week.
Burnley has significantly improved under Vincent Kompany, but their initial match will be against a top opponent. On paper, Manchester City appears to be the superior team and ought to prevail in this match.
Burnley was a tremendously dominant team last year, playing incredibly exciting, offensive football. However, we witnessed them struggle when they met Premier League opponents in the Cups. The Clarets were defeated 6:0 by Manchester City in the FA Cup Quarterfinals after losing 2:0 to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.
Manchester City was the finest team in the world last season, and because they largely kept their starting lineup, there is no reason to think any less of them this season. The Citizens lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield in their first official match of the year on penalties, and they’ll undoubtedly be hoping for a better start against newly promoted Burnley in the Premier League.
Tip: Erling Haaland to score, Manchester City to Win
Erling Haaland to score -✅
Manchester City to win – ✅
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