Without winning seven games, Burnley have Manchester United on the road this Saturday, January 20. At the Tuff Moor Stadium in Burnley, the game is scheduled to start at 13h (GMT). It is part of the schedule of the twenty-third round of the English Championship in its 2017/2018 season.
Burnley’s recent performance
It’s been over a month since Burnley did not leave the field with three more points on the leaderboard. The most recent success came on 12 December against Stoke (1-0). Since then, there have been three draws and four defeats.
The bad results came in what could be considered the worst moment the table offered to Burnley. In the series of games without a victory, the team had as rivals Tottenham (3-0 defeat at home), Manchester United (2-2 away draw), Liverpool (2-1 home defeat) and, Manchester City, who threw a 4-1 defeat by taking the team out of the FA Cup.
The stumble just did not open a crisis at Burnley because the team knew how to take advantage of the favorable moment of the table very well. With 34 points (nine wins, seven draws and seven losses), the team is the leader of the English Premier League. It ranks seventh, behind only the six big clubs.
Commanded by Sean Dyche, the team has doubts about the game this Saturday. Tom Heaton (four games in the 2017/2018 English League season) are in the process of injury recovery; defender Stephen Ward (18 games, one goal); the socks Scott Arfield (15 games two goals) and Robbie Brady (15 games, one goal); and striker Chris Wood (15 games, four goals).
current form of Manchester United
The Manchester Reds, on the other hand, are having a good time this season. They won the last three matches, increasing to six the number of games without defeat. The first three duels of this series were in the draw.
Among the successes, are 2 to 0 against Derby, which led the team to the fourth phase of the FA Cup. In addition to victories against Stoke (3 to 0) and Everton (2 to 0) by the English Championship, they returned to the team the vice-leadership of the competition. With 50 points (15 wins, five draws and three losses), he is 12 points behind Manchester City, first place.
Without conceding a goal even more than 360 minutes ago, United are expected to have a comeback from midfielder Ashley Young (17 matches in English Premier League 2017/2018, two goals). He has fulfilled all three suspension games imposed by violent conduct and is already able to resume acting.
This increases the options of coach Jose Mourinho, who should not be able to count on defender Eric Bailly (eight games, one goal); midfielder Michael Carrick (without performances) and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (five games, no goal), who are injured
History of the bouts between Burnley and Manchester United
There were eight times the teams went head-to-head. United won half of the games. Burnley won only in one shot. The list of three draws includes the most recent duel, for the first round of the current season of the English Premier League, by 2 to 2.
He is the undisclosed defender of the English Premier League with 16 goals conceded in 23 matches and with goalkeeper De Gea in an excellent phase, United are the best option for a guess this Saturday. It has a price of 1.53 in Bet365. Draw shows return of 3.80 and victory of the owners of the house yields 6.50 for each real invested. Prices in effect at 15h38 on 1/18/2018.