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Burnley vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview

Burnley vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Turf Moor.

Tuesday’s postponed fixture at Turf Moor pits together Burnley and Manchester United, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2020/21 season.

The Clarets are desperate to secure yet another Premier League survival, while the Red Devils are eyeing their first domestic trophy since 2013.

Burnley failed to impress in the FA Cup win over MK Dons, but it has to be noted that they are undefeated in the previous five home games in all competitions.

Taylor is unlikely to recover in time to face Man Utd, while Dunne, McNeil, and Rodriguez should be fit for the midweek clash.

The Red Devils recorded a routine 1-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup last 64, and, to make things even better for the fans, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested first-team regulars.

Man Utd are eager to overtake Liverpool in top position in the standings, and even though Burnley are tough to beat at home, away win should be considered.

Pogba remains in the recovery room, while Bailly, who suffered an injury at the weekend, is rated doubtful.

Burnley vs Manchester United: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Burnley Manchester United played so far 13 matches.
Burnley won 2 direct matches. Manchester United won 7 matches. 4 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.08 goals per Match.

Burnley vs Manchester United Prediction

Burnley in actual season average scored 0.65 goals per match. In 6 (60.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (30.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Manchester United average scored 2.04 goals per match in season 2021. In 12 (92.31%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 12 (92.31%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Burnley are hopeful that Nick Pope can recover from an ankle injury in time for Tuesday's contest, but Will Norris is on standby if the England international does not prove his fitness.

Dwight McNeil also has a chance of returning from a groin problem, but Charlie Taylor, Jay Rodriguez and Kevin Long are all expected to remain absent for the Premier League clash.

Neither Josh Brownhill nor Ashley Westwood was involved against MK Dons but should return to the XI here, while Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are set to continue in the final third of the field.

As for United, Solskjaer revealed after Saturday's game with Watford that Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw were all injured for the FA Cup fixture rather than rested.

All three, in theory, could return for Tuesday's game, but Eric Bailly faces a battle to prove his fitness, having suffered a neck injury in a collision with Dean Henderson during Saturday's fixture.

Phil Jones and Facundo Pellistri are still out while Marcos Rojo remains a huge doubt, but Edinson Cavani has now served a three-game suspension and is in contention for a starting spot.

There will be wholesale changes from the clash with Watford, with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes, David de Gea and Fred all coming back in, but Alex Telles and Axel Tuanzebe could yet keep their spots depending on the fitness of Shaw and Lindelof.

Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Brady; Barnes, Wood

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial