Burnley vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Andreas Pereira

Burnley vs Man United prediction: Burnley 1-2 Man United

Can Manchester United win again?

The Red Devils have struggled to win back to back matches this season but are hopeful of putting a run together.

This’ll be a tough test though so can Burnley be the latest side to put a dent in Man United’s season?

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Burnley vs Manchester United: Who will win?

Hosts Burnley are big underdogs to win this one at 29/10.

Manchester United meanwhile are odds on at 10/11 to leave Turf Moor with all three points.

A draw is 5/2.

Over 2.5 goals is 5/6.

Both teams to score is 8/11.

Manchester United to win and both teams to score is 11/4.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford scores his side’s second goal of the game with a free kick during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at Stamford Bridge, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Ashley Barnes, as always, will be a threat for Burnley. He is 5/1 to open the scoring and 15/8 to score anytime.

Chris Wood will be up top with him. The New Zealander is 9/2 to score first and 9/5 to add to his tally.

Marcus Rashford meanwhile is likely to be Manchester United’s biggest goal threat. He is 11/4 to score first and evens to net anytime.

Anthony Martial will also start. The Frenchman is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 6/4 to score anytime.

Both Barnes and Wood to score is 7/1.

Both Ashley Westwood and Dwight McNeil to score is 190/1.

Both Martial and Rashford to score is 4/1.

Both Harry Maguire and Dan James to score is 85/1.

Burnley vs Manchester United: Match preview

Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor, Burnley on Sunday 12th May 2019. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A minor setback for Burnley.

On Boxing Day, Sean Dyche’s side were narrowly beaten by a buoyant Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park.

Prior to that, the Clarets had won back to back matches 1-0, at home to Newcastle and at Bournemouth.

That means, at the half way stage of the season, Burnley are 12th on 24 points, six points above the drop zone.

They will be very happy with that.

At home, they’ve won five and lost four so far.

However, Burnley have only won one of their last 20 home games against big six opposition.

Will they change that here?

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WATFORD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: David de Gea of Manchester United reacts to conceding a goal to Ismaïla Sarr of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on December 22, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Can Manchester United build momentum?

Their stop-start season has really been epitomised in the microcosm of their league results this month.

They began December with outstanding back to back 2-1 wins, over Tottenham and then Manchester City.

However, then followed an underwhelming 1-1 draw with Everton and a catastrophic 2-0 defeat at bottom of the table Watford.

Then, on Boxing Day, they found themselves 1-0 down at home to Newcastle and on the verge of crisis.

But, as so often happens with this team, they always seem to win just when they need one most.

A brace from Anthony Martial as well as goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford, all in the space of 27 minutes, saw them to a routine win.

So, this season, the Red Devils have not lost back to back games but have also only once won back to back matches.

Overall, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side are seventh, just four points outside the Champions League places.

On Wednesday night, they travel to Arsenal in a match they’ll really fancy their chances of winning.

Can they build up some confidence with a victory in Lancashire?

Burnley team news vs Manchester United

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on November 26, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Sean Dyche is not the biggest fan of rotating his squad but may have little choice as their last match was just two days ago.

Nick Pope will continue as usual in goal.

In defence, both full-backs will change from Boxing Day.

Matt Lowton and Erik Pieters will come in for Phil Bardsley and Charlie Taylor respectively.

At centre-back, Ben Mee and James Tarkowski are likely to keep their place though over Kevin Long.

In midfield, Danny Drinkwater is expected to make a very rare start, joining Ashley Westwood and displacing Jack Cork.

On the wings, it’ll be all change too with Dwight McNeil and Robbie Brady replaced by Jeff Hendrick and Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson.

The latter is just back from a hamstring injury.

Up front, Jay Rodriguez started on Thursday but will be back on the bench for this one.

This’ll allow Ashley Barnes to rekindle his partnership with Chris Wood.

Will Burnley become the latest side to defeat Manchester United this season?

Manchester United team news vs Burnley

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game with Juan Mata (left) and Marcus Rashford during the UEFA Europa League Group L match at Old Trafford, Manchester. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has to find the right balance for this fixture.

His side played very well against Newcastle but that game finished just 48 hours before this one begins.

Goalkeeper David de Gea will keep his place in goal, looking to add to his two clean sheets so far this season.

In defence, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelöf are likely to continue at centre-back.

However, at full-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw will be rested with Ashley Young and Brandon Williams coming in.

In midfield, Scott McTominay left Old Trafford on crutches on Boxing Day.

The Scotland international could be out for some time.

So, they have little choice to deploy Fred and Andreas Pereira behind Paul Pogba in central-midfield.

Nemanja Matić is the other option but he is vastly out of favour.

Further forward, Mason Greenwood will keep his place.

His goal against Newcastle means Mason Greenwood scored as many goals in his first 426 minutes of Premier League play as Alexis Sánchez managed in 1,923 minutes for the Red Devils, three.

The 18 year old has also scored eight in his last eight.

He’ll join the far more established Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in a frightening front three.

The latter has now scored 11 league goals in 19 games this season; his best return in a single league campaign and already one more than he managed in 33 appearances in 2018/19.

Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Dan James are the other attacking options.

Will this side leave Turf Moor with all three points?

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Manchester United.

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Burnley.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

The Premier League table as it stands:

1Liverpool FC29271166214582
2Manchester City28183768313757
3Leicester City29165858283053
4Chelsea FC29146951391248
5Manchester United29129844301445
6Wolverhampton Wanderers29101364134743
7Sheffield United28111073025543
8Tottenham Hotspur29118104740741
9Arsenal FC2891364036440
10Burnley FC29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton FC29107123746-937
13Newcastle United2998122541-1635
14Southampton FC29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove Albion29611123240-829
16West Ham United2976163550-1527
17Watford FC2969142744-1727
18AFC Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich City2956182552-2721
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