Steffen Schmidt - December 19, 2022
Manchester United vs Burnley
English Carabao Cup
Date: 21 December 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
Burnley are cruising towards the immediate return to the top flight of English football under new manager Vincent Kompany.
The former Man City center back is doing an amazing job on Burnley’s bench this season as his team are as many as six points clear at the top of the Championship standings halfway through the season.
Clarets continued their amazing form after the short World Cup break by bagging three goals in each of the back-to-back wins over Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough.
Burnley were especially impressive on Saturday afternoon when they completed a fantastic second-half comeback by scoring three goals in quick succession (within twelve minutes) against a very strong and in-form Boro side.
Vincent Kompany will now travel to Manchester where he will take his Burnley to the clash against his former city rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The two teams will battle it out for a place in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal. Obviously, the Red Devils are enormous favorites in front of their fans, but we must not take Clarets for granted by any means.
Erik ten Hag still can’t count on his strongest lineup. His United did not look good in the recent friendlies, losing the back-to-back games to Spanish La Liga sides Cadiz and Real Betis.
Burnley have played competitive football in the last two weeks and they have been on fire in these games against strong Championship rivals. Clarets bagged 46 goals in 23 games in this term of Championship and we expect them to find the net at least once on Wednesday at Old Trafford.
The main pick will be Burnley to win in +1.5 Asian Handicap at the odds of 1.75, while we also like the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score bet at the 2.20 odds.