Burnley vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: 28 December 2019, Saturday.
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 Central European Time
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
Burnley will be keen to make use of Manchester United’s poor form and end their poor record against the visitors since 2009.
Burnley vs Manchester United Match Preview
Manchester United brushed aside Newcastle United with a 4-1 ft score-line and make amends for the 0-2 loss at relegation threatened Watford last week.
Solksjaer’s men has now moved at a point distance to top six, majority of the points came from home fixtures.
It is the away results that let down United this season, who fell at Watford last time. Their overall away record in Premier League so far is a humble 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses.
Burnley did put up a strong performance against a new look Everton on boxing day yet ended up losing 0-1. This ended their two-match winning streak both wins came by the identical 1-0 score-line.
The Clarets start this game sitting at 12th in the table, a good position to achieve a decent mid or top of the table finish.
Sean Dyche’s men bagged a narrow 1-0 win against Newcastle in their last home game and have netted in every home game this season, even though the results went either ways (5W, 4L).
Burnley vs Manchester United Head-to-head Stats (h2h)
The Red Devils are unbeaten in the last 9 meetings with Burnley; 5 wins and 4 draws.
Burnley’s lone league win against United date back to 2009, their first meeting in Premier League; 1-0 at home.
They drew 1 and lost three on the bounce since, all games saw Burnley failing to score.
Burnley vs Manchester United Prediction
United are coming on the back of a solid win against Newcastle and it was a game which we expected them to do well. But things may get tricky in weekend’s trip to Turf Moor, despite this being a stadium where Red Devils enjoyed considerable success in recent seasons.
Sean Dyche’s men are a well-organized bunch and often able to shut out teams looking to play possession football. Meanwhile, they pose considerable threat on the counter and from set piece situations.
This is s a fixture Ole Gunnar Solskjaer like to get rid of at this point of time with his team coming with an underwhelming away record.
We are aware that United did beat defending Champions and cross city rivals Manchester City on the road few weeks ago, but it is worth to remember that they struggled on a whole against mediocre sides, especially those who set out with formidable defensive strategy.
It is important to consider that Manchester United haven’t kept a clean sheet on the road this season. And seldom has Burnley failed to score in front of their home fans.
A goal-less first half is certainly trouble for the Red Devils and desperation in the final hour could see this game playing out in favour of the hosts.
Yet, I am not brave enough to go in with an out-an-out win for the hosts, but I see them clinching at least a point from this matchup and thus double chance comes into play.
And goals will be at a premium here as seen in most of Burnley’s games lately and this is a reason for me to pick the highest scoring half as the second half, which I believe is the safe option for this Premier League fixture.
Burnley vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Safe Bet: Highest Scoring Half – 2nd Half @ Evens (2.00) odd.
Brave punters can back Double chance Burnley or Draw @ 1.90 (9/10) odd.