Burnley vs Manchester United prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?


Burnley host Manchester United in the Premier League this evening as the visitors look to go clear at the top of the table.

United enter the fixture in second place in the top flight, level on 33 points with rivals and champions Liverpool but behind on goal difference. If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side can make it three wins on the bounce in the Premier League by beating Sean Dyche’s team at Turf Moor, they will claim top spot as the half-way point of the season approaches.

United were 2-1 victors over Aston Villa in their last outing in the division, having beaten Wolves 1-0 before that. The Red Devils then suffered a 2-0 Carabao Cup semi-final defeat by rivals Man City but responded by eliminating Watford from the FA Cup in last weekend’s third-round clash.

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Burnley, meanwhile, are in decent form, having won three, drawn two and lost one in their last six Premier League fixtures. That run has seen them climb to 16th in the table, five points above the relegation zone, and – following their FA Cup win against MK Dons on penalties at the weekend – the Clarets will be keen to take advantage of that momentum when they host United.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game.

When is it?

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The match will kick off at 8.15pm GMT at Turf Moor this evening.

How can I watch it?

The fixture will air live on Sky Sports Football, and subscribers can also stream it live on the Sky Sports website and SkyGo app. 

What is the team news? 

Burnley are waiting on confirmation as to whether goalkeeper Nick Pope will recover from an ankle injury in time to feature. Dwight McNeil is also in a race against time to return from a groin issue, while Jay Rodriguez, Kevin Long and Charlie Taylor are not expected to be involved. 

Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw missed United’s FA Cup win at the weekend through injury – as opposed to having been rested – but could return here. Eric Bailly is a doubt due to the neck injury he suffered in a collision with Dean Henderson against Watford, and Phil Jones and Facundo Pellistri are still out. Edinson Cavani has served his three-game ban and may well start.

Predicted line-ups

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

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

Odds

Burnley: 13/2

Draw: 15/4

United: 2/5

Prediction

Burnley are in good enough form to test United here, but the chance to go clear at the top should light a fire under a United team who have a fair bit of momentum at the moment – in spite of their Carabao Cup semi-final defeat. Burnley 0-1 United.

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