Manchester United vs Burnley Preview and Prediction:
|Start Date||26 Dec 2017 – 15:00 GMT|
Manchester United, which would be their third on the spin in the Premier League since the derby defeat. The Reds have fresh disappointment to get over after the League Cup disaster, so Mourinho will look for a positive reaction from his players over Christmas. Romelu Lukaku seems to have put his goalscoring troubles behind him, and he’ll be a big threat to a defence missing the impressive Tarkowski.
Burnley, which despite United’s superb home form this season is a huge price considering the form Sean Dyche’s side are in. The Clarets boss will use his team’s previous success on the road to inspire his players, as they look to give their travelling supporters a Christmas to remember. If their defensive unit can provide the platform they usually do despite missing a big player, Burnley could record another great result at Old Trafford.
Man Utd have won 9 of their last 10 home matches (Premier League).
Manchester United are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Burnley in all competitions.
Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches against Burnley in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Man Utd’s last 6 games (Premier League).
No changes are expected in attack, although Marcus Rashford may rotate in for Anthony Martial after starting Saturday’s draw on the bench.
Jonathan Walters was also on the bench at the weekend but hasn’t featured since August and needs to build up his match fitness from the bench.
Current Form (most recent last):
|Manchester United||W L W W L D|
|Burnley||W L W W D L|
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Expected Formation: 4-4-1-1
Manchester United vs Burnley: Head-to-head
Man Utd Burnley played so far 7 matches.
Manchester United won 4 direct matches. Burnley won 1 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 1.71 goals per Match.
(Recent H2H Matches)
|EPL||23-04-2017||FT||Burnley||0 : 2||Manchester United|
|EPL||29-10-2016||FT||Manchester United||0 : 0||Burnley|
|EPL||11-02-2015||FT||Manchester United||3 : 1||Burnley|
|EPL||30-08-2014||FT||Burnley||0 : 0||Manchester United|
|EPL||16-01-2010||FT||Manchester United||3 : 0||Burnley|
Manchester United vs Burnley Prediction:
- Manchester United are now 13 points behind league leaders Manchester City after only managing a 2-2 draw with Leicester on Saturday – a game they should have won by three or four.
- Burnley had only conceded three goals at home all season before facing Tottenham on Saturday. That tally doubled after Harry Kane hat-trick and now they travel to Old Trafford where they haven’t won since 1962.
Match Prediction: Manchester United 3 – 1 Burnley
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