Thursday, May 23, 2024

Prediction: Manchester United vs Burnley

Prediction: Burnley to win 2-0

Best Odds: 35/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Manchester United and Burnley will lock horns with each other in the Premier League this coming weekend. The match between the Red Devils and the Clarets will be held at Old Trafford and is scheduled to kick off at 3 pm UK time on Saturday,

Manchester United

Manchester United are arguably the biggest club in England and have huge expectations. However, just like in previous seasons, they have fallen away short of where their fans expect them to be. Matters on the pitch have been disappointing and inconsistent, and there is nothing much to play for between now and the end of the season in the league.

Erik ten Hag’s side are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 50 points from 32 matches. United are as many as 16 points behind Aston Villa, who are currently fourth in the standings and have played 34 games. The Red Devils are 10 points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are fifth and have played 32 games.

United, though, have progressed to the final of the FA Cup where they will take on city rivals Manchester City. It was not easy, though for the Red Devils. They were 3-0 up against Coventry City in the semi-finals this past weekend before letting their opponents make it 3-3. The former Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners had to win the tie on penalties.

Team News:

Alejandro Garnacho suffered an injury against Coventry City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup this past weekend, but the Argentina international winger will be available for the game against Burnley at Old Trafford in the Premier League this coming weekend. Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford are doubtful, but Bruno Fernandes should be fine.


Burnley were superb in the Championship last season and blew teams away. Under former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, they were expected to make a statement in the Premier League, but things have not gone according to plan.

The Clarets are in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season, Burnley are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 23 points from 34 matches, three points behind 17th-placed Nottingham Forest. They need to win two league games to stand a realistic chance of staying in the top flight of English football.

Burnley will head into the Premier League game against Manchester United away from home at Old Trafford this coming weekend on the back of a 4-1 victory over Sheffield United on the road in the league. It came after a 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion at Turf Moor in the league which followed a 1-0 defeat to Everton away from home at Goodison Park in the Premier League.

Team News:

Burnley are likely to line up in a 4-4-2 formation against Manchester United. Aro Muric will be in goal for the Clarets and will have Lorenz Assignon, Dara O’Shea, Maxime Esteve and Charlie Taylor in front of him in defence. Vitinho, Josh Cullen, Sander Berge and Jacob Bruun Larsen will be the four midfielders. Lyle Foster and Wilson Odobert will be the two forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Manchester United have won 1 of their last 6 Premier League games.
  • Manchester United have conceded 48 goals in 32 Premier League matches this season.
  • Bruno Fernandes has scored 13 goals and given 10 assists in 43 matches in all competitions for Manchester United this season.
  • Burnley have lost 1 of their last 6 Premier League games.
  • Jacob Bruun Larsen has scored 6 goals in 32 matches in all competitions for Burnley this campaign.


Burnley have started to pick up points and will be determined to win against Manchester United. While the Red Devils are at home for the match, they have been very inconsistent this season and are unpredictable. Erik ten Hag’s side will head into the match against Burnley as favourites, but it should come as a shock if Vincent Kompany’s side do pick up all three points at Old Trafford.

Prediction: Burnley to win 2-0

Best Odds: 35/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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