Burnley vs Manchester United Premier League Preview

Burnley v Manchester United - Premier League
Burnley vs Manchester United - Premier League Match

Burnley and Manchester United meet at Turf Moor on Sunday. Both sides have endured difficult starts to their Premier League campaigns and will both be looking to bounce back from recent disappointing results.

Burnley vs Manchester United - Predictions

Both Burnley and Manchester United enter this clash following back-to-back defeats in the Premier League, while the hosts are also playing three days after another Europa League qualifier.

It will be the Clarets sixth European match of the season already and such a busy schedule has already caused difficulties for a squad whose resources can become stretched.

United are desperately in need of a positive result after nightmare-ish defeats at Brighton and at home to Tottenham, meaning they are already six points off the pace in the title race.

Jose Mourinho is under an immense amount of pressure with a series of underperforming players and continual selection changes meaning that nothing less than a victory will do.

The Red Devils have enjoyed their recent visits to Turf Moor by winning each of their last two trips to nil, including January’s 1-0 victory – secured by Anthony Martial’s winner.

However, three of the last six meetings between the two have ended in draws, with United having to bounce back from two goals down to rescue a point last Boxing Day at Old Trafford.

Much like recent meetings, this looks set to be a tense, tight match but the added fatigue from their European schedules means United should have too much and will emerge 3-1 victors.

Burnley vs Manchester United - Betting Tips

Over 2.5 goals is 5/4

This market may be undervalued due to Burnley’s recent reputation as a steely, resilient side against an equally reserved Manchester United.

However, last year’s thrilling 2-2 draw at Old Trafford was an exception and this season the tables have turned – the two sides have conceded a combined 13 goals in their last two outings.

Both sides will feel this is a game where they can end their recent poor run of form and it should be an open, end-to-end encounter.

At 5/4, three goals or more offers good value.

Man United to Win and Both Teams To Score is 16/5

It is obvious that both sides have had defensive vulnerabilities exposed in recent games and both will look to exploit this.

United are favourites for the tie but their problems in the backline are well documented and show no signs of abating during this fixture.

Burnley vs Manchester United - Head to Head

United are not only unbeaten in their last three visits to Turf Moor but have not conceded a goal in that run, winning each of their last two visits.

However, three of the last six meetings have ended in stalemate with Sean Dyche often finding a formula to frustrate Jose Mourinho.

United’s last defeat at Turf Moor came back in August 2009.

Burnley vs Manchester United - Stats

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has scored in each of his side’s past two visits to Burnley.

Burnley managed to score just 36 goals in 38 league outings last season – the lowest of any club outside the bottom six.

In their last two Premier League games, Sean Dyche’s side have conceded seven goals – over a sixth of their total conceded last season (39).