Treble winners, Manchester City make the short journey up to Lancashire this Friday to kick off the brand new 2023/24 Premier League season, with the Citizens taking on a Burnley side being managed by their ex-captain Vincent Kompany.
The outcome of this one is widely expected to be a routine win for Pep Guardiola’s men over the Clarets, and last season’s top-scorer Erling Haaland is almost certainly going to be among the goals in this one as he looks to get off to a fast start in the race for a second PL Golden Boot. The Norwegian scored a record-breaking 36 league goals last year, a figure that was more than Everton and Wolves, the same as Southampton, and just two less than Nottingham Forest and Chelsea bagged.
Although this Burnley side under Kompany has earned a reputation for being more exciting to watch, they should surely be no match for this City side. The Clarets have conceded at least 50 goals in 5 of their last 6 Premier League campaigns, and that is likely to be the case again this season.
Spanish midfielder Rodri averaged 1.3 fouls per game in the Premier League last season, with Burnley’s revamped and quick attacking style of play, could the Spaniard commit two fouls tonight?