12th January 2021 – 21:15, Turf Moor, Burnley
Burnley will take on Manchester United in the postponed match of the Premier League 1st round. The hosts search for a getaway from the danger zone, while the visitors want to take over the top spot.
Match Preview & Team News
Burnley currently sits in 16th spot as they collected the same number of points. They are five points clear from the relegation zone, and a decent form in the past five rounds helped them keep their heads above the water. Sean Dyche’s side celebrated three times during that period and suffered just one defeat. However, the home side’s pain point is its efficiency. Burnley scored only nine goals, and only Sheffield United has a worse record. On the other hand, James Tarkowski and the lads are doing very well in the back. Interestingly, they conceded fewer times than Liverpool or their upcoming rivals. In the last four games at Turf Moor, Burnley booked three vital victories and earned a draw against Everton. However, a very tough challenge is ahead of them, and the hosts need to put another disciplined performance.
It sounded like a fairytale at the beginning of the season, but Manchester United has the chance to take over the top spot. They are leveled up with Liverpool but have one game in hand. The Red Devils enjoy a ten-game unbeatable streak, during which they missed the chance to win only twice. In addition to some hiccups of the major rivals, their excellent run saw them advancing quickly on the table. Although they lost to Manchester City in EFL Cup, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made it through the next round in FA Cup thanks to a narrow 1:0 win over Watford. Marcus Rashford and the lads are the best visiting team in the league – in seven outings, they celebrated six times and snatched a draw. If they just remain undefeated in this one, the visitors will climb to the top, and we can expect a thrilling title race until the end of the season.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Despite Burnley’s recent good form, we don’t think Man Utd will miss the opportunity to take the lead on the standings. Therefore, we expect to see the visitors picking another three points on the run.
Goals Market Prediction
Interestingly, we haven’t seen a home win in head-to-head clashes of these to teams since 2015. During that period, only two games went over a 2.5 margin. We don’t think this will be a very efficient game, and we shouldn’t see more than two goals in total.
Burnley vs Manchester United
Manchester United to win @ 1.45
Under 2.5 FT @ 2.10
Correct score 0:2 @ 8.00