Our football match prediction:
Many people expected that Pep Guardiola would win everything with Manchester City this season, but the Citizens have been playing below expectations under the former Barcelona coach. The star-studded team sit in third place in the Premier League standings and they are no less than ten points behind league leaders Chelsea. Manchester City failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Liverpool in their last game in 2016 and, no doubt, they are desperate to make amends for the defeat. The Citizens host Burnley at their Etihad Stadium and they need to pick up all three points from Monday’s football game if they are to stay in the race for the title. The Clarets did well to crush Sunderland 4-1 at the weekend, but they face an uphill task against Manchester City. It is well known that Burnley struggle on the road and we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
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.