Burnley v Manchester United Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Burnley v Manchester United

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Saturday, December 28, 2019


Turf Moor

Punter's Pick

Manchester United may have had a horror show in their last away game against Watford, but will surely not make the same mistakes again and look useful value at ⅘ to be victorious at Turf Moor. Alternatively the Red Devils can be backed and both teams to score at an interesting looking 3/1, again with Bet365.

Two of the Premier League’s more inconsistent teams come head to head at Turf Moor, as Burnley welcome Manchester United to Turf Moor.

Burnley battling form and history

Despite sitting a relatively safe six points clear of the relegation places, Burnley have been rather hit or miss so far this season, winning seven and losing nine of their opening nineteen games. With a modest transfer budget most seasons, Sean Dyche will probably settle for steering clear of a relegation battle, with more illustrious big spenders such as Everton and West Ham currently sitting below them in the table.

Burnley will be battling history as well as form as they take on Manchester United – since their return to the Premier League the Clarets have just one win in ten attempts against the Red Devils, but that actually translates to no win in their last nine attempts against them.

United back to winning ways in style

Despite going behind against Newcastle United, the Red Devils roared back into life to comfortably win 4-1 on Boxing Day. The infuriatingly inconsistent Anthony Martial was at his best, twisting and turning and tormenting the Magpies’ defence, whilst fellow forward Marcus Rashford scored his almost customary goal.

With Chelsea continuing to drop points in fourth position, a window of opportunity has opened for United to force themselves into a Champions League spot in the second half of the season. They currently trail the Blues by just four points, although a busy January seems the play seven times in just 29 days, including trips to Arsenal and Liverpool as well as an energy and emotional sapping two legged Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

Team News

Rotation may be the name of the game, with both sides playing their second game within 48 hours. Manchester United have a fully fit Paul Pogba ready to unleash from the substitute’s bench as he continues his return from injury, and he is surely likely to figure from the start this time out.

Burnley may recall Ashley Barnes to starting XI after he was benched in the 1-0 loss to Everton on Boxing Day, whilst midfielders Danny Drinkwater and Johann Berg Gudmundsson may also come in to freshen up the side.

United to ease to all three points?

With a bigger squad and more resources to call upon than their smaller rivals, United should feel confident in rotating some of their side from the 4-1 win against Newcastle and still coming up with a winning combination. A stubborn Burnley side are likely to sit deep and be difficult to break down, which should make the case for Paul Pogba to start even more compelling with his ability to unlock defences.

Punter's Pick

Manchester United may have had a horror show in their last away game against Watford, but will surely not make the same mistakes again and look useful value at ⅘ to be victorious at Turf Moor. Alternatively the Red Devils can be backed and both teams to score at an interesting looking 3/1, again with Bet365.

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