Friday, 6 November 2009
Man City vs Burnley - Sat 7Th Nov 15:00 pm
Let me just start by saying I am happy to be welcoming Burnley to Eastlands tomorrow, I was delighted for them when they were promoted, those kind of things happening is what makes football special and on top of that the more northern teams the better!
So I am delighted to welcome Burnley and I will be more than delighted to send them home a beaten team. I am not going to go in to detail today, I seem to be saying the same thing every week recently and it is beginning to get boring, we are not playing well, it needs to be better and so on.
I think that there will be a huge sense of relief tomorrow simply because we are at home, we are good against anyone at home. Saying that the old typical City tag might return with a bang tomorrow, Burnley are poor away from home so surely they will beat us? Hopefully not!
I am really hoping that we can perform well tomorrow and win this match, of course I hope for that every week but particularly now to stop our confidence from dropping further. Our stars need to start performing again and I think they can, lets hope is starts with a hammering of Burnley tomorrow.
Man City Team News:
Kolo Toure (heel) and Emmanuel Adebayor (ankle) both look set to give us a welcome boost as they return from injury. Wayne Bridge and striker Roque Santa Cruz are dobutful but at least one of them may feature in the squad, Benjani Mwaruwari is uncertain after aggrovating his thigh injury. Robinho (ankle) and Nedum Onuoha (thigh) are still out.
Burnley Team News:
Ex City boy Stephen Jordan is set to beat a thigh injury and make a return to Eastlands tomorrow, there is some bad injury news for the visitors though, with Martin Paterson (knee), Chris McCann (knee) and Jay Rodriguez (ankle) all expected to miss out.
Possible Man City Line Up: Given, Zabaleta, Lescott, Toure, Sylvinho, Ireland, Barry, de Jong, Bellamy, Tevez, Adebayor.
Possible Burnley Line Up: Jensen, Mears, Bikey, Caldwell, Carlisle, Jordan, Elliott, Alexander, Eagles, Fletcher, Blake.
My Prediction: Man City 4 - 1 Burnley.
Worth A Bet: Nigel de Jong and Tevez score in a 4 - 1 City win.