Burnley vs Manchester United 13/01/21
Manchester United will be looking to leapfrog Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table when they take on an improving Burnley side at Turf Moor this midweek.
Burnley squeezed past MK Dons in the FA Cup weekend despite falling behind in the first half to maintain positive momentum. Indeed, the ‘Clarets’ have now lost only one of their last seven competitive fixtures (W3, D3) despite scoring one goal or less in all but one of them. In the Premier League alone, Sean Dyche’s men have netted just a miserly average of 0.6 goals per game, as they enter this round as one of only two sides yet to smash a ten-goal barrier (9 goals scored). In turn, Burnley have drawn a blank in each of their five home league meetings with Manchester United after securing a 1-0 win back in 2009 (D1, L4). It’s also worth noting that they have started the calendar year with a Premier League win once in their last six top-flight campaigns (D2, L3).
Meanwhile, unbeaten in ten Premier League matches (W8, D2), Manchester United take the field after overcoming Watford in the FA Cup thanks to a narrow 1-0 victory. Notably, the ‘Red Devils’ remain the only side yet to lose away from home in the Premier League this season (W6, D1), coming from behind to claim all six triumphs. By extension, they have not lost any of their last 14 away league matches, the 2019/20 campaign included. Remarkably, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are averaging an intimidating three goals per Premier League trip this season, having registered 66.67% of their total league goals scored on the road in the second half of play (14/21). Indeed, United boast the ability to finish their away games strongly, finding the net beyond the 75th minute in six of their seven league trips thus far.