Burnley vs Manchester United
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Burnley vs Manchester United | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Burnley enjoyed a fantastic 2017/18 season in the Premier League and in doing so qualified for the Europa League qualifying rounds. This has seen Burnley start their competitive season much earlier than other Premier League teams and it will interesting to see how they cope if they manage to reach the group stages of the competition. Manchester United finished second in the Premier League last season but were some way off the winners, Manchester City. The Red Devils made three signings in the summer but Jose Mourinho was keen to add at least one new central defender but did not get his wish. Will that cost his team this season?
Burnley have had a tough start to the 2018/19 Premier League season and this could be the match which lifts their spirits ahead of the international games. They are yet to play any of last seasons top six teams and this game should see a great atmosphere at Turf Moor and give Burnley the opportunity to kick-start their league campaign. Manchester United are already at the point where they cannot afford to drop any more points this season. Jose Mourinho is under huge pressure and knows anything other than a positive result in this game could see him without a job. The Portuguese is the favourite in the managerial sack race and his players must win this game or face the consequences.
Burnley have been finding it difficult to juggle the Premier League and the Europa League qualifying matches at the start of this season. They were held to a 0-0 draw at Southampton on the opening day before losing 3-1 at home to Watford. Having played in Greece in mid-week, Burnley returned to lose 4-2 at Fulham last weekend, conceding more goals than expected.
Manchester United would have expected to take maximum points from their first three games this season but only have 3 points to show for their efforts. The win over Leicester City on the opening day was a good way to start the season but the defensive shambles at Brighton saw the Red Devils lose 3-2. Mourinho’s men were then humbled 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford and need to bounce back quickly.
Burnley vs Manchester United | Head-to-Head
This will be the 127th game between Burnley and Manchester United in what is a long running rivalry. The Red Devils have won 60 of those games, with Burnley coming out on top 44 times. Manchester United are undefeated in their last three visits to Turf Moor, winning the last two.
Odds and Predictions
Despite their poor start to the season, its Manchester United who start this match as the favourites with the bookmakers, priced at just 1.61 to win the game. Burnley’s form perhaps has something to do with that and the Clarets are way out at 6.00, with the draw also available at 3.60. Both Burnley and Manchester United have been struggling at the back this season and have conceded goals. Burnley have conceded 7 goals in their last two Premier League games and Manchester United have conceded 6 goals in their last two league matches. Both teams to score is 2.05. With their defence struggling, Manchester United need their strikers to hit form and Romelu Lukaku needs to put the Tottenham game behind him and get back to his best. The Belgian has one goal to his name this season and can be backed at 4.75 to score the first goal of the game.
Burnley vs Manchester United | Top Betting Tip: Manchester United (1-3)
It would be a huge shock not to see goals in this game. Manchester United have had all week to prepare for the match while Burnley have been busy playing in the Europa League playoffs. That hands the advantage to the Red Devils, who should come out on top.