UManchester United missed a golden opportunity to climb into the top five of the table on the last matchday as they were held to a draw by 19th-placed Newcastle. They still have a game in hand and will have one more chance to try and climb to the top of the table.
On Thursday, they will host struggling Burnley who have only one win in the competition.
This is a great opportunity for newly appointed Ralph Rangnick to secure a big win and get the fans behind him.
Manchester United scored a point against Newcastle on Monday as the game ended in a 1-1 stalemate. The team has gone seven games without tasting defeat, with a total of four wins and three draws. It looked like position had little bearing on the unfolding of United’s previous 10 encounters.
Those matches ended with three home wins and three away victories. One of the last five Red Devils’ matches has produced more than 2.5 goals and three times both sides have scored. In that timeframe they have been able to keep 2 goals in net and have scored at least 1 goal in all 5 of their matches against each other. Statistically, their last five games ended with an average of 2.20 goals.
Burnley played against West Ham United on Sunday and ended up with a 0:0 draw at home. The team is currently going through a five-match winless run, recording one loss and four draws in the process. The two sides have had a considerable advantage when playing at home in Burnley’s last 10 meetings.
The home side have won 3 times and have not lost any games. Draws have been very common in the last 10 matches, with seven of them ending in a draw. One of the previous five games had seen more than 2.5 goals scored and two had seen goals scored by both sides.
Burnley have managed to stop their opponents scoring on two occasions and they have not scored themselves in three of those encounters. The club have not scored many goals in their last five games, with the players netting an average of 1.8 goals per 90 minutes.
Manchester United vs Burnley encounter (h2h)
The most recent clash ended in a 3-1 win for the Devils.
They have won five of the last seven meetings.
The home side have only lost once at this venue since 2010.
In five of the previous seven clashes, the home side have scored two or more goals on this pitch.
Key stats for the betting
Burnley are 18th in the table and have not won in all but one of their league games.
Only bottom-placed Norwich have scored fewer goals than them in the Premier League this season.
Meanwhile, the Devils are seventh in the table and they are only one point behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
In the 2021-22 Premier League season, they have only lost three games at home, two of which have come on this ground back to back against two top teams – Manchester City and Liverpool.
When United last faced Burnley on the pitch, the game ended 3-1 in favour of the Red Devils. The two teams meet on 18 April 2021. In the H2H clash, United are enjoying two back-to-back wins in a row.
The visitors have dominated the last 10 meetings, with the home side having won just one match compared to the away side’s six wins. Two of the last five games have seen more than 2.5 goals scored, with both teams scoring in two of those games. In that time United have kept two clean sheets, while Burnley have managed to stop them scoring once. The last five games ended with an average of 2.60 goals.
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