Our football match prediction:
Many people expected that Manchester City would be struggling under Pep Guardiola in the 2017/2018 season, but the Catalan tactician is on the right track to prove the doubters wrong. The Citizens have been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this term and they are leading the chase for the Premier League trophy ahead of their FA Cup opener against Burnley. Pep Guardiola obviously wants to win everything and despite the fact that the former Barca coach is going to mix the squad against the Clarets, we predict the hosts will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football match at their Etihad Stadium. Sean Dyche’s men have been producing fine displays in the English top flight this season, but they will have a big fish to fry in the FA Cup game against star-studded Man City. The Citizens are a real force to be reckoned with at home and they are likely to make it to the next round of the prestigious competition without any difficulties.
Highlighted Player (David Silva):
David Silva is a product of Valencia’s youth system. Born on 8 January, 1986, the highly rated footballer made his debut in the 2004/2005 campaign and went on to score a total of 21 goals for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. In 2010, the Spanish midfielder signed a deal with Premier League side Manchester City and he has already won two domestic championships with the free-spending club. In the 2015/2016 season David Silva and Co. faced Real Madrid in the Champions League semis, but the Spanish giants proved to be a big catch for the Citizens in the two-legged tie. Silva plays as an attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as winger or a second striker as well. He is well known for his possession-retaining qualities and, as a result, he got the nicknames “Merlin” and “El Mago”. David Silva won the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Spain, while winning Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 with La Roja as well.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since. Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season. Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.