Manchester United vs Burnley Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester United vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.

The Devils’ incredible record at home, h2h superiority, and Burnley’s struggles on the road – all combine together to pick out Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United as the favorite for this match-day.

Manchester United vs Burnley Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, United won on the road, 0-2.
  • The Manchester outfit have been unbeaten in the previous ten meetings, and six of those were wins.
  • Burnley are yet to record a win at this famed stadium in the 21st century.
  • Only once have the Devils failed to score twice or more in front of the home crowd since 2000.

Manchester United vs Burnley Match Preview

United are hurt that they could not put an end to the unbeaten run of their arch rivals Liverpool the last match-day. 

As things seem now, the Reds are on course to a first league title in three decades, and they are about to do in style with a Golden PL trophy – something which only Arsenal have managed to do in the modern era.

We can count on United’s frustration to play a significant role this Wednesday, and Burnley will probably receive the brunt of that ill feeling.

Manchester United vs Burnley Prediction

Manchester United took a trip to Anfield the last match-day, and they were beaten by Jurgen Klopp’s juggernauts. Powered by goals from Virgil van Dijk, and Mohammed Salah, Liverpool recorded a 2-0 win at home.

In the meantime, Burnley delivered a confidence-boosting win at home over one of the best teams in the competition right now, Leicester. Despite going behind by one goal in the first half, the hosts managed to make a comeback with two goals in the latter 45 minutes.

However, the home advantage for the Devils this Wednesday will make a world of difference. Keep note that they were unbeaten in 18 of their last 20 home appearances, and their sole home loss since August had come against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Importantly, understand that Manchester United at the Old Trafford have been the only team to knock points off the unstoppable Liverpool run this league campaign. 

In addition, the Red Devils also won eight of their last eleven home fixtures, and recorded a combined scoreline of 5-0 from the prior two. 

They have also not failed to find the back of the net at this stadium this whole season, and kept four clean sheets in their last seven matches here.

On the other hand, Burnley lost ten of their preceding sixteen overall games, and importantly had a total of just two wins this whole season on the road. They had also lost five of their previous seven away matches, and failed to score in four of their former six road trips.

Furthermore, the team conceded twice or more in five of their former eight matches on the road, and the sole two away wins they secured had come against current relegation-battlers.

Going on, Manchester United are on a ten-match unbeaten run against this opponent, and even won six of those. They also had scored two or more goals in five of the last six h2h clashes, and kept clean sheets in seven of the previous ten encounters.

Finally, at this venue, Burnley are yet to record a win since 2000, and only once have they managed to not concede two or more goals here in the said period.

Considering all these observations, it’s easily clear that the hosts Manchester United are the favorites to post the three points on the board.

Manchester United vs Burnley Betting Tips

  • To Win: Manchester United @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Manchester United -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).