Watch Online: Manchester United - Burnley (Premier League) 30.12.2021 20:15 - Thursday
Manchester United face Burnley in the 20th round of the Premier League. The Red Devils got away with it when they played below expectations. The Magpies took the lead in the first minutes and Manchester United reached an equalizer only in the 75th minute. The 1:1 draw ended a series of three consecutive Premier League victories for the Red Devils, leaving them seven points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, albeit with two fewer games played.
Coincidentally, Burnley did not take part in the previous two rounds of the Premier League. Thursday's match will be the first for the The Clarets on December 12, when they drew 0:0 with West Ham. As I predicted then, Burnley performed very solidly in defense and did not leave very good chances at the door of the Hammers. Although he has not won since October 30, when they beat Brentford 3:1, Burnley are not performing so badly in their matches.
In the last seven games in which they took part, The Clarets lost only to Newcastle, with 1:0. Burnley was much more hesitant at the start of the season, but recently Sean Daish has changed the behavior of his defensive players and the results have improved somewhat. The Wine Reds left with a point from their visits to Chelsea and Wolverhampton, which is not to be underestimated. Although he will not be in optimal shape, I expect Burnley to make it difficult for Manchester United and an interesting match.
Certainly Ralph Rangnick hoped for a better start to his stay at the Red Devils. It is worrying that United scored only one goal in each of their games against Norwich and Newcastle. On Thursday, he will face the third team, which occupies a position among the relegation.
In this situation, this time I will pass the bet for the final outcome and will focus on the goal market in both doors. Although there were problems in the front positions, United played well in defense and I do not think a weak scorer like Burnley would make it difficult. The Wine Reds have not scored in 50% of their away games this season. I expect that Burnley's approach in this match will be the same as against West Ham - collected actions in defense and a game for zero draw.