FootyMAD's Burnley match preview

Last updated : 15 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Burnley fixture

Man. Utd. play host to Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Red Devils are clearly on top, having won 35 and lost only 13 of the 58 games.

The last time the two teams met at Man. Utd. was amazingly over twenty years ago, in September 1984, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Wed 19 AugBurnley1 - 0Man. Utd.PREM
2002/2003Tue 03 DecBurnley0 - 2Man. Utd.LGEC
1984/1985Tue 09 OctBurnley0 - 3Man. Utd.LGEC
1984/1985Wed 26 SepMan. Utd.4-0BurnleyLGEC
1975/1976Mon 19 AprBurnley0 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
1975/1976Sat 27 DecMan. Utd.2 - 1BurnleyPREM
1974/1975Wed 13 NovMan. Utd.3 - 2BurnleyLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Red Devils have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

The away form of Burnley is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Clarets have hit 8 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man. Utd.'s total of 44 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Burnley find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 20 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.631212610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Red Devils's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Burnley. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. 8 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Burnley 6 games since last away draw.