Premier League Preview: Burnley Vs. United

Published January 11, 2021 by Sol FH

Premier League Preview: Burnley Vs. United

The Red Devils could be without a number of key players against Burnley on Tuesday at 20:15 GMT.

Manchester United has the chance to take over the top spot in the Premier League if they can defeat Burnley on Tuesday night. Currently, in second place, the Red Devils are even with Liverpool in points but are a game back. The Reds lost to Southampton in their last Premier League match, losing 3-points and their grasp on the league. 

Manchester United may need to play without Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof, and Luke Shaw, who are all doubtful for the trip to Burnley, but, they will most likely be back for the Liverpool match next Sunday.

The three players mentioned missed United's' win over Watford in the FA Cup over the weekend, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side is full of talent and they are four wins out of their last five matches. 

Even a draw will give United the top-spot and this is the first time that they have been involved in a changing of the leaders since January 2013. 

"I think it’s great that our fans are excited and that they’re happy with where we are at and that we have this little sense of excitement," Solskjaer said.

"But then we’re not even halfway through the season so, of course, every game against Burnley, every game against Liverpool matters a lot anyway. For me, all my eyes are on Tuesday, and then let’s see where we’re at after that one.

"We’re not even halfway through the season yet and every game in the Premier League is a challenge, is a test, every game is a different test.

Premier League Betting

At bet365 Sports, United is heavily favored with pre-game odds of 1.44 for the outright win. Burnley is at 7.00 if they can somehow overcome and win at home. A draw is also quite interesting at 4.50.

The odds mentioned in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing on January 11 at 11:15 GMT. 

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