The best football betting sites are expecting Manchester City to claim an opening victory at Turf Moor, although you can make a case for Burnley to make life difficult. Vincent Kompany won’t be daunted by the task of facing a team with whom he’s very familiar, having previously operated for the Cityzens and won titles as a captain.

There have been a spate of new signings since they came up through the Championship, with Zaki Amdouni a potential livewire who has come from Basel, while Manuel Benson made a number of appearances from the bench last season but showed the scoring touch on a number of occasions.

Manchester City rarely put a foot wrong during the second half of the campaign, with Erling Haaland back on the goal trail and thirty-six goals was a handsome total for the Norwegian. It will be interesting to see how City fare without Ilkay Gundogan, with Joao Cancelo back at the club and it appears as though Josep Gvardiol will be a City player soon.

We think this could be a tight encounter and there could be some merit in backing Manchester City to win 1-0 or 2-0. There should be a cauldron atmosphere at Turf Moor and Kompany will have a game plan when it comes to dealing with a City side for whom Phil Foden and Jack Grealish will be operating in wide spaces.


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