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Prediction: Burnley vs Manchester United

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 7 Feb 2022

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Prediction: Man United win

Best Odds: 4/7

Bookmaker: 888sport

The Premier League is officially back following a short international break and an intriguing round of FA Cup fixtures. We’re officially into the second half of the campaign and while the majority of teams in England’s top flight know what they’re going to be fighting for, that isn’t going to make it any less entertaining – especially when Burnley host fellow North West side Manchester United on Tuesday night.

Burnley

The big issue for Burnley right now is that they’ve got a lot of games to catch up with courtesy of various postponements related to COVID-19. Sean Dyche, of course, knows how to keep a team in the Premier League better than most, and he’ll hope the resilience and experience of his squad can help him – even if the 0-0 draw against Watford over the weekend did serve as a bit of a red flag.

Team News

Brownhill is expected to return following a recent suspension with Rodriguez tipped to start, although the following players have been ruled out: Vydra, Barnes, Taylor and Gudmundsson.

Manchester United

Manchester United supporters won’t need anyone to tell them that things have been pretty bleak up to this point in the season, but there’s renewed hope that they could turn the ship around in the months to come. It’ll take time and a whole lot of effort to rebuild what they once had but with Ralf Rangnick at the helm, they’ll start to believe it’s plausible that a top four finish can be achieved.

Team News

Lindelof and Sancho are both fitness concerns here alongside Fernandes and Bailly, with news recently coming through that Fred and Telles have both tested positive for COVID.

Factors to Consider

  • Burnley are 20th in the Premier League whereas Man United are 4th.
  • Burnley have drawn three and lost three of their last six games.
  • Man United have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six games.
  • Burnley have scored three goals and conceded eight in their last six games.
  • Man United have scored eight goals and conceded five in their last six games.

Conclusion

Everything about this game screams “low scoring” with the Clarets struggling going forward and United suffering from some serious confidence issues. Alas, we do think the deadlock is going to be broken with a moment of magic from the visitors, handing them a 1-0 lead that they’ll cling on to with everything they’ve got. In the end, they’ll secure the three points – even if questions persist regarding their long-term future.

Prediction: Man United win

Best Odds: 4/7

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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