Manchester City go up against Championship side Sheffield United on Saturday hoping to book their place in the FA Cup final.

English Premier League champions Manchester City kick start the league on Friday against newbies Burnley.

Man City proved too good for everyone else as they cruised to a record treble winning season.

Burnley on the other hand were promoted back to the EPL after winning the Championship title by a 10-point margin.

Burnley racked up a whopping 101 points and lost just three times – including only once at home – scoring a league-high 87 goals.

The games sees former Man City Captain Vincent Kompany take on his former side, now as coach of Burnley.

The champions have bolstered their squad during the summer with Josko Gvardiol and Mateo Kovacic arriving at the Etihad.

Burnley have won only two opening games in their last eight EPL seasons, with their previous such victory coming by a 3-0 scoreline against Southampton in 2019.

Man City have won the opening game of the season in 12 of their last 14 Premier League campaigns.

Will Guardiola’s side continue their winning trend on the opening day of the season or can Burnley cause an upset?

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What time does Burnley vs Man City start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at Turf Moor.

Burnley vs Man City team news

The hosts will be without new signings Sander Berge and Michael Obafemi for their first game.

Jay Rodriguez will be tasked with leading the attacking line up front, supported by Josh Brownhill and Nathan Redmond.

Meanwhile, City will celebrate the return of Kevin De Bruyne as he starts in midfield alongside Matteo Kovacic and Rodri.

Last season’s top scorer Erling Haaland starts up front, flanked by Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva.

Burnley vs Man City head to head

From 22 matches played between these two sides, Burnley have only managed one win.

City have won 18 games and 3 have resulted in a draw.

Burnley vs Man City current form

Both teams come into the game on a similar run of form, winning three games, losing once and sharing the spoils in another.

Burnley vs Man City prediction

The goal-scoring potential both sides is immense and they are both expected to score, with over 1.5 goals guaranteed.

Though, City are favorites to win.

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