Man Utd. vs Burnley Prediction, Preview, Team News and Betting Tips
Man Utd. vs Burnley Premier League
Manchester United’s midweek UEFA Europa League win over Granada was their fourth straight competitive victory in which they completed the scoring after the 80th minute. Having reduced their gap behind Premier League (PL) leaders Manchester City to 11 points, they’ll attack from the off to keep their slender title hopes alive.
Yet, despite scoring an average of 3.6 goals per game across their last five PL matches here (W4, D1) none of them came inside the opening 15 minutes. Nevertheless, goals are likely, as Old Trafford’s PL fixtures have witnessed an average of 3.4 per game thus far this term.
Although they ended the last match day just seven points clear of the drop zone, Burnley might see United’s slow starts as an opportunity, having opened the scoring inside 20 minutes in four of their last five league matches (W1, D2, L2). Failing to capitalize is the problem though, and a recent defeat after scoring first against Newcastle United means relegation is still a possibility.
With no draw in eight PL away games (W3, L5), the ‘Clarets’ clearly know that relying on draws is useless at this stage. They netted an average of 1.75 goals across the last four of those matches, and it should also be noted that Burnley possess a good recent PL H2H record at Old Trafford (W1, D3).
Players to Score: Mason Greenwood is closing in on Wayne Rooney’s record of 15 PL goals as a teenager for Man United – he has 13 ahead of kick-off, including two in United’s last two league games. All three of his PL goals this term have come after HT, while conversely, Matěj Vydra has netted prior to the 30th minute in three of Burnley’s last five league outings.
Hot stat: There’s been an average of 5.5 yellow cards per game across the last four PL H2Hs held here.
Prediction: Man Utd.  vs  Burnley