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The Premier League fixture at Turf Moor on Saturday sees hosts Burnley take to the field against Manchester United.
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Burnley go into this game following on from a 1-1 Premier League drawn result versus Nottingham Forest.
In that match, Burnley managed 54% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Burnley was Zeki Amdouni (41'). Nottingham Forest got 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Callum Hudson-Odoi (61') scored for Nottingham Forest.
Matches involving Burnley have often been absorbing ones lately with high scoring expected. Over their past six clashes, a total of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 8 of these accredited to Burnley.
Looking at their past form shows that Burnley:
- have not won against Manchester United in their previous 4 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Bayern Munich in Champions League action, Manchester United will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Manchester United managed 40% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Manchester United, the goalscorers were Rasmus Højlund (49') and Casemiro (88', 95'). Bayern Munich had 19 shots at goal with 9 on target. Leroy Sané (28'), Serge Gnabry (32'), Harry Kane (53') and Mathys Tel (92') scored for Bayern Munich.
Looking at their form, and Manchester United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 14 goals in all. In defence, Manchester United just haven’t been too solid at all. That being said, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern might persist in this next game.
Looking at their past form shows that Manchester United:
- are undefeated by Burnley in games played away from home for the previous 7 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 22/01/2020 shows that Burnley have won 1 of these & Manchester United 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 of them from The Clarets and 10 netted by The Red Devils. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
Team News: Burnley
Mike Trésor (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Michael Obafemi (Hamstring Injury) aren’t available for Burnley gaffer Vincent Kompany.
In our view, The Clarets will possibly employ a 4-2-3-1 system in the match featuring James Trafford, Connor Roberts, Ameen Al Dakhil, Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor, Josh Cullen, Josh Brownhill, Luca Koleosho, Sander Berge, Anass Zaroury and Zeki Amdouni.
Team News: Manchester United
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has to choose a team with limited availability. Tyrell Malacia (Unknown Injury), Amad Diallo (Knee Injury), Mason Mount (Unknown Injury), Luke Shaw (Muscle Injury), Kobbie Mainoo (Ankle Injury) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Hamstring Injury) are not able to play.
We are inclined to think that The Red Devils appear most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, settling for Andre Onana, Diogo Dalot, V. Nilsson Lindeloef, Lisandro Martinez, Sergio Reguilon, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Facundo Pellistri, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hoejlund.
Our feeling is that Burnley will likely be able to score against this Manchester United lineup, but one goal probably won’t quite be good enough.
We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-2 winning score for Manchester United after the 90. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Turf Moor (21,944)
Captain: Jack Cork
Chairman: Alan Pace
Manager: Vincent Kompany
Competitions: Premier League position 19, EFL Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Key Man: Lyle Foster
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Lyle Foster was born in Soweto, South Africa. Having made a first senior appearance for Monaco in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Premier League 2023 - 2024 season to date in a total of 4 appearances.