Burnley Vs Manchester United Betting: Burnley or Draw – 28 December 2019

Turf Moor can expose United away flaws?

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Burnley Vs Manchester United

Saturday 28th December 2019 – 19:45 Kick-Off
English Premier League
Pick: Burnley or Draw (Double Chance)
Odds: Evens
Bookmaker: MoPlay
English Premier League Betting at 22Bet

(All betting odds displayed were correct at the time of writing: 27th December 2019 at 11:00)

Preview: The quick turnaround in the Premier League’s festive scheduling sees Burnley and Manchester United return to action just two days after their Boxing Day exertions, with the latter no doubt hoping for a similar result to when departing Turf Moor as 2-0 victors in 2018/19.

Burnley Vs Manchester United Live Stats & Betting Odds

Burnley Preview – Return home a welcome relief?

Bidding to secure something of a rare feat last time out, Burnley (12th – W7 D3 L9, GF23 GA30) were to see their quest for a third consecutive Premier League victory end on Merseyside, and with a whimper, as they lost 1-0 to Everton at Goodison Park. The only goal of the contest was conceded with merely ten minutes remaining on the clock. So The Clarets certainly performed well to limit their opponents from an attacking sense, but this did seemingly diminish their own striking capabilities.

Burnley generated just 0.67xG last time out, during a tight contest in which a draw would have been a fairer outcome. Ultimately it was a ninth league defeat of the term for Sean Dyche and his players, who have now managed to avoid a stalemate in their previous eleven Premier League encounters (W4 D7). Meanwhile, there still hasn’t been a single drawn match at Turf Moof in 2019/20 (W5 L4), where only two of nine have delivered attacking returns for both teams.

The appeal of both the draw and both teams scoring are rapidly diminished then. Although, Burnley’s home meetings with Big Six opposition have generally been more lively – and, more pertinently, pointless for them. Chelsea (2-4), Liverpool (0-3) and Man City (1-4) have all strolled to three points in this fixture so far, surprisingly finding a Burnley rearguard more obliging than has often been the case in previous seasons. Yet on all five occasions that the hosts were victorious this season, each were accompanied by a clean sheet.

 

Burnley Draw No Bet
2/1

Bet365

 

Manchester United Preview – Another lackluster away effort incoming?

Smiles returned to the faces of Manchester United (7th – W7 D7 L5, GF30 GA23) supporters on Boxing Day after their team fought back from a goal down to ultimately dispatch of Newcastle United with an element of ease, winning 4-1 at Old Trafford. The scoreline suggested a comfortable afternoon of work in the end, with goals coming from Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and an Anthony Martial brace, but the margin of victory was perhaps a touch flattering.

Against Newcastle it was yet another suspect defensive display from the Red Devils, who subsequently were unable to secure a rare clean sheet. That makes it no shut out in their previous fourteen Premier League fixtures and only two all season, for a back-four which underwent something of a big-money renovation in the summer. One of those signings, full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, grabbed his first assist of the season as United moved to within four points of those coveted Champions League places.

Next up is another road trip, which usually spells bad news. In 2019/20 so far, Man Utd have managed only two away victories in nine attempts (W2 D3 L4) and were recently beaten by bottom club Watford, 2-0, in their latest away assignment – a fourth ‘to nil’ loss away from home this season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. In fact, United’s goal output is also halved when asked to travel (20 at home compared to 10 when not), scoring no more than a single goal on six occasions in said matches thus far.

 

Burnley Vs Manchester United – Key Facts:

  • There hasn’t been a drawn game at Turf Moor for Burnley all season (W5 L4).
  • Away from home Manchester United have found winning in the Premier League a difficult proposition so far, doing so only twice in nine attempts (W2 D3 L4).
  • Since winning the very first meeting at Turf Moor, Burnley have failed to beat Manchester United as the home side on four occasions (W1 D1 L3 overall home record in fixture).

 

Betting Summary

Four points now separate these two sides following the Boxing Day action, after Burnley (7/2 BetVictor) slumped to a narrow defeat away in Everton while Manchester United (22/5 Unibet) later hit Newcastle for four at Old Trafford. Could we be set for a reversal in fortunes though, with the former back boasting home comforts and facing a team which has found winning league games on their travels almost alien to them so far?

Only 22 per cent of Burnley’s home games have returned both teams scoring this season, however both were against similar opponents in the shape of Chelsea and Man City. Moreover, Burnley should offer more as an attacking entity now they are at home. Meanwhile Manchester United, despite a fair few away blanks already, will offer a significant goal threat through Rashford, Martial and the returning Paul Pogba but continue to look extremely vulnerable defensively. Over 2.5 Goals is also Evens with BetVictor.


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