Manchester United vs Burnley Match Analysis & Prediction
21/12/2022 11:00 pm
Manchester United will be looking to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup when they welcome Championship leaders Burnley to Old Trafford on Wednesday.
The Red Devils claimed a 4-2 victory over Aston Villa to progress to this stage of the competition, while Burnley have defeated both Shrewsbury Town and Crawley Town in this season’s tournament.
Manchester United have not been in competitive action since November 13, when they claimed a 2-1 victory over Fulham in the Premier League, with Alejandro Garnacho scoring the winner in the 93rd minute.
The Red Devils are in fifth spot in the Premier League table, three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand on the North London club, with their immediate focus being on the EFL Cup at the moment.
Erik ten Hag’s side claimed a 4-2 victory over Aston Villa in the last round of the competition, and they are looking to win the EFL Cup for the fifth time in their history this season.
The Red Devils last lifted the trophy in 2017 by defeating Southampton, and there is no question that Ten Hag will be taking this competition seriously, as he aims to deliver silverware in his first season.
Meanwhile, Burnley resumed their campaign on December 11 against Queens Park Rangers, claiming a 3-0 victory over the capital outfit, before recording a 3-1 win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The Clarets are top of the Championship on 47 points from their opening 23 matches, which has left them six points clear of second-placed Sheffield United.
Vincent Kompany’s side have had to win two matches to reach this stage of the competition, claiming a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town on August 23 before defeating Crawley Town 3-1 last time out.
The League Cup is not a priority competition for Burnley this season, with the club;s main focus being the Championship, as they aim to secure a return to the Premier Leagye for the 2023-24 campaign.
Kompany’s side have actually never won the League Cup, but they lifted the FA Cup in 1913-14, and a victory over Manchester United on Wednesday would certainly leave them full of confidence heading into the final eight.
Manchester United vs. Burnley Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 88 occasions in the Premier League, where United have claimed 40 victories while Burnley have won 30, and they have drawn in 18. Burnley have scored 125 goals and conceded 146. In their last five meetings, Burnley have won one, United three with one draw.
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Manchester United Team News
Manchester United will again be without Axel Tuanzebe through injury, while Diogo Dalot is a doubt with the hamstring problem that he picked up representing Portugal in Qatar.
Captain Harry Maguire might be rushed back to the side, while Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia are also likely to feature on Wednesday.
Manchester United's Last 5 Matches
06/11/2022Aston Villa3Manchester United1Premier League
10/11/2022Manchester United4Aston Villa2EFL Cup
13/11/2022Fulham1Manchester United2Premier League
07/12/2022Cadiz4Manchester United2Club Friendlies
10/12/2022Real Betis1Manchester United0Club Friendlies
Burnley Team News
Burnley’s Scott Twine sustained an injury while appearing as a late substitute against Middlesbrough, so the midfielder will be unavailable for selection.
Kompany will make changes from the side that started at the weekend, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Charlie Taylor and Ashley Barnes among the players set to come into the side.
Burnley's Last 5 Matches
08/11/2022Burnley3Crawley Town1EFL Cup
11/12/2022Queens Park Rangers0Burnley3Championship
Manchester United vs. Burnley: Odds and Predictions
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