Opta Stats: Manchester United v Burnley

Will Jose Mourinho point Manchester United to victory against Burnley?
Will Jose Mourinho point Manchester United to victory against Burnley?

Can Manchester United get back to winning ways when they take on Burnley? Opta rates their chances.

"Burnley left Old Trafford with a goalless draw last season, despite facing a total of 38 shots, the highest in a single match in 2016-17."

Under 2.5 goals is 2.111/10.

Manchester United haven't lost a home league game against Burnley since September 1962 (2-5), winning eight and drawing five since. United are 1.261/4 to win.

However, Burnley left Old Trafford with a goalless draw last season, despite facing a total of 38 shots, the highest in a single match in 2016-17. Under 2.5 goals is 2.111/10.

Manchester United have won 19 of their 23 Premier League Boxing Day games, giving them the best win % on this day in the competition (83%). They are 1.84/5 to win half-time/full-time.

Indeed, they're unbeaten in 16 home league games on Boxing Day (W14 D2), since a 0-3 defeat against Liverpool in 1978. The draw half-time/Manchester United full-time double result is 4.3100/30.

This is the highest that Burnley have been placed in the top-flight on Christmas Day since 1973-74 (3rd) and they finished that season in sixth place. Burnley are 4.77/2 in the Double Chance market.

Both of Jose Mourinho's home meetings with Burnley have ended as draws - 0-0 last season and 1-1 with Chelsea in February 2015. His sides have also been reduced to 10 men in both games (Ander Herrera sent off last season, Nemanja Matic in 2014-15). The draw is 6.611/2.

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