Benjamin Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Burnley v Manchester United and provides us with his best bets for this Premier League Super Sunday fixture, by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Burnley v Man Utd Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 02/09/2018
- Time: 4pm
- Venue: Turf Moor
Manchester United look to end their worst start in 16 years when they travel to Burnley on Sunday Evening.
Burnley are below United, sitting in 19th place with just one point themselves. A goalless draw against Southampton was followed by two defeats, a 3-1 defeat by Watford and then a 4-2 loss to Fulham, unrecognisable, however, of Burnley’s defence of last season.
Former England no.1, Joe Hart is the only new addition to the second best defence outside the top 4 during 17/18 season but their counterparts on Sunday have suffered similar defensive frailties this season.
Mourinho’s Manchester United suffered a 3-0 humbling of top 4 rivals Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, but the Red Devils’ manager was not outsmarted by his opposite number, according to the man himself.
The three time premier league winner, Mourinho, claimed his side matched Tottenham tactically despite their massive defeat, supporting his case, the stats showing United’s dominance of possession.
United held 57% possession against Spurs, 67% against Brighton but only 46% against Leicester, their only victory of the season.
First team goalkeeper, Nick Pope, as well as midfielder Steven Defour are both injured and unavailable for The Clarets.
Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are unavailable for the away side due to Injury
Mourinho has confirmed Chris Smalling will be starting this fixture.
Potential Burnley starting XI: Hart, Ward, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton, Gudmondsson, Westwood, Cork, Lennon, Hendrick, Wood
Potential Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Smalling, Shaw, Fred, Pereira, Pogba, Mata, Lukaku, Sanchez
Head To Head
- These two sides have met 80 times.
- United have 35 victories, to Burnley’s 29.
Key Stats & Facts
- United have conceded 6 goals, and Burnley have conceded 7, in their last two premier league fixtures.
- Burnley last played Thursday, a 1-1 draw knocking them out of the Europa League.
- Burnley 21/4
- Draw 35/12
- Man U 13/19
It’s hard to disregard Burnley’s solid defensive record of last season, accompanying Man United’s struggles when dominating possession, and at a big price, I would bet on United’s miserable run continuing.