Pep Guardiola’s side have notably struggled so far this term, winning only three of their opening eight top-flight matches to sit 14th and eight points adrift of pace-setters Tottenham.
City went down 2-0 to Spurs last weekend - a match that followed a 1-1 draw against Liverpool in which reigning PFA Player of the Year Kevin De Bruyne missed a penalty.
Sandwiched between those disappointing results has been a pair of routine wins over Olympiacos that booked City’s place in the last 16 of the Champions League, though their uncharacteristic struggles in front of goal continued during a 1-0 victory in Greece in midweek.
They will be heavy favourites to rise into the top half today by beating a Burnley team that finally registered their first League win of the season on Monday, with Chris Wood’s early effort enough to see off Crystal Palace in a drab affair at Turf Moor.
That result took Sean Dyche’s side to five points and lifted them out of the bottom three, though the chances of them making it successive triumphs this afternoon look very slim indeed.
The hosts have won each of their last six home matches against today’s opponents, with poor travellers Burnley last winning an away contest at City 47 years ago.
How to watch Man City vs Burnley
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 , with coverage starting at 2:45pm GMT ahead of a 3pm kick-off.
This weekend get a £10 free bet with Betfair, when you bet £10 on a Same Game Multi on the Premier League. Terms: Min £10 Same Game Multi bet on any EPL match this Fri- Sun.
Free bet valid for 72 hours, awarded at bet settlement. Excludes cashed out bets. T&Cs apply.
We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Evening Standard.